Ben is turning 4 on Saturday the 20th!!!
First let me thank each of you who has kept Ben in your prayers over the past 5 months. I truly believe it has helped both him and his family. On the whole he has been such a trooper through his chemo treatments — he is currently in the hardest 2 months of the 3 year leukemia protocol. The worst (in my mind) is the strongest dose of steroids that he has just completed. Aside from being hungry all the time it messes with his energy and mood. Nina said he will get a monthly “boost” of steroids but it shouldn’t have this dramatic effect on Ben.
I want to give Nina loads of credit for keeping Ben healthy and fever free. Lots of hand sanitizer, a clean house, and being very mindful about outings! We were talking about how difficult it would be for those parents who have to work full time…and the challenges of finding daycare on top of all the clinic visits, etc. Not easy!!!
I made a “race car” quilt for Ben’s birthday (that was the theme) along with toys and clothes. I followed the pattern with the exception of adding side borders. I wanted it to be more square than rectangular. The pattern called for a charm pack but I have loads of fabric so once I had those collected,it was off to the races. I even quilted it on my new Bernina with straight lines. The coolest fabric is found on the back. This Happy Birthday fabric came from a quilt shop in Ames, Iowa. I love the fact that it could be used as a tablecloth – or whatever.
It is raining today so no work in the garden area! It is also Roy and my 44th wedding anniversary. We were babies when we said “I do”! Tonight we celebrate with his sisters and husbands. Enjoy your weekend and keep prayers coming Ben’s way.