We are blessed by your continued faithfulness in prayer for Brennen. Though we have not had any big updates, it doesn’t mean that your prayers are not important. In fact, it is times like this that diligence in prayer is essential.
Brennen continues his treatments through daily medications at home and monthly visits to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We are thankful that he has stayed healthy and that there have been no reoccurrences of his leukemia.
In the middle of December we made a big road trip to Idaho and California to see family. While we were in Fresno, Brennen and I were able to visit his doctors and nurses at Valley Children’s. We love our new hospital but Valley Children’s will always hold a special place in our hearts as they walked through the diagnosis and intensive parts of Brennen’s treatment. As we were walking in to visit I asked Brennen, “Are you nervous?” He replied, “No. I’m not getting accessed (poked with needle).” 🙂
This week is a big week in Brennen’s life.
It’s the week we leave for his Make-A-Wish trip!
Over a year and a half ago, in another state, we were recommended for a wish by a nurse at Valley Children’s Hospital. Due to the need to get everyone passports, our move to Wisconsin, and AynsLeigh’s birth, his wish was delayed on being granted. Waiting for this day has made it even more of an anticipated day!
We are so grateful for the staff and volunteers at Make-A-Wish Wisconsin who are making Brennen’s wish come true. There is no way that we could be doing this trip if it were not for them and all those that have partnered with them to raise money. (Like Top Hat Logistics in Lake Geneva! Check out my precious post)
Jenny and I were talking the other day that we would gladly give this trip up if it meant not having to walk through cancer in one of our children. Yet, we trust the Lord’s plans and are thankful for the provision of this trip.
Brennen’s wish was to go on a Disney Cruise to the Caribbean. We are all headed out for a 5-night cruise from Miami. Due to an error when Make-A-Wish was making our flights, we have an extra play day in Miami beforehand. 🙂 we will have the opportunity to visit Grand Cayman and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas.
We are thankful for the opportunity to go as an entire family. Even though the other children have not been facing leukemia they have been greatly impacted by our family’s schedule and focus on Brennen. Through the counsel of a friend, who has been through leukemia with his daughter, we have tried to include the other children when going to doctor appointments.
Please pray for safety as we travel. We are enjoying some fresh snow as we pack our shorts and flip flops! Our prayer is that this would be a time of celebrating God’s kindness in keeping Brennen cancer free. We look forward to sharing stories and photos of Brennen’s special trip when we get back!