November 4, 2012
So do not fear, for I am with you
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
|Pumpkin farm with her mom|
One thing about going through intensive chemo... It gives you new appreciation for the simple, everyday parts of life that most of us take for granted. Madeleine has been enjoying being with family and friends, and she has some plans to look forward to in the weeks ahead as well.
Tomorrow, she begins teaching a swim conditioning class at her gym that is for off-season swim competitors. This is something that she has a real passion for, and she's looking forward to working with high school swimmers from this area.
|Riding a friend's horse today|
Right after the scan is taken, she will head up to the cabin at Lassen again to spend time with extended family, and for the annual tradition of bringing home the family Christmas tree. Shortly after she returns from Lassen, Madeleine will go down to southern California to be with friends (and she's so happy to be heading to SoCal without having to do chemo this time!).
We are all grateful for this break from treatment and for the chance to enjoy life, friends, and family. As always, thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
|Swim conditioning class|