Hi! Welcome to my blog. We are a home school family with six children. We lost our youngest son to osteosarcoma (bone cancer) when he was ten. Currently we have one child left at home and one grandchild with two on the way.
Our life has been a bumpy road with lots of difficulties and hardships. The biggest was the loss of our son. When he was eight he began complaining of pain in his left leg. With four boys, complaining of leg pain was pretty common and usually attributed to growing pains. One day, while preparing to lead the music at our church, I watched as his older brother playfully sat on him. The look on David’s face let me know that this was not usual leg pain he was experiencing. The next day I took him to the doctor. Within a couple of days he was diagnosed with leg cancer—either Ewing’s Sarcoma or osteosarcoma. To make a long story short, by Thursday we were on our way to California to get him in to Stanford’s Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. The next year and a half were filled with chemotherapy, hospital stays, surgeries and staying with friends. The cancer had metastasized to his lungs and despite two lung surgeries and numerous chemo therapies, the cancer finally took his life May 11, 2016. This story is documented in my self-published book, Never Forsaken available from The Book Patch.
Although we miss our son, we don’t grieve as those without hope. I gave my children to God before they were born and many times since. They belong to us for such a short time anyway. We know that David is in heaven and we look forward to seeing him soon.