Last Saturday was Epic for oh so many reasons. I havent blogged much about my sister Jamie and her husband Drew's cancer journey for a couple reasons, first, she had been doing a great job of keeping people posted (if you want to read their story, look here) and second, well it was hard to put into words what it was like to watch two people you love and care about suffer so much. Yet, through all the ups and downs, it was beautiful to see two people so in love come together battle through something like this and come out on the other side stronger and more in love. It was also amazing to see God's hand through all of this.
Last Monday, Drew had his first follow up appointment and the news was awesome! Everything looked good and he it still CANCER FREE! Yah GOD! To celebrate this awesome news, my dad gathered up our family and Drew's Mom for a night on the town. My dad planned the whole thing and kept it a secret from all of us. We (all if us except the guests of honor) were asked to meet at my parents house and shortly after we got there, a Hummer limo pulled in...yep, like I said, epic. We piled in and headed to pick up Jamie and Drew.
When we got there we saw this Can you see Drew peeking around the curtain? In the limo, reenacting she shock of seeing the limo pull up. The guests of honor! So cute,no?
So at this point, we still didnt know where we were going, but the limo began heading towards GR. Meanwhile, dad got out the wine and the toasting flutes to get the night of to a great start. "Yeah GOD!!!" was all that need be said! Finally we pulled in to Magnanimo in EGR, it is this awesome old mansion that had been turned into an italian restaurant.We sat down for an AMAZING meal in a private room. We spent some time reading scripture and looking back on the last 6 months and what God had done. He used doctors, nurses, medicine, cards, emails, meals, phone calls, prayer services, friends, family, and the touch of his mighty healing hand to bring Drew to the other side of this. Yeah God, Yeah God! We are so thankful for all of it and thankful for a God that is so BIG, so FAITHFUL and who listens to the cries of his people.
Brad and I :)
After dinner, we headed back to my parents house for ANOTHER celebration...Drew's BIRTHDAY!! Yep, at the end of all this, it is such beautiful timing to celebrate another year of life! We had my mommas delicious strawberry Shortcake and opened cards and gifts. Kate and Austin always manage to find GREAT cards :)
It really was a EPIC night. A high for all of us and closure of a hard chapter and the beginning of a new one!
Oh, and One more for good measure~
Yeah GOD!!! :)
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