Great Weekend!

It has been a good weekend at the Masters’ house! The best part of the weekend has been that Greg is feeling better! Still not great yet, of course…but better! His appetite is much better and he is sleeping better at night. His stamina and energy level is still pretty low, but overall he is feeling much better. He does have a bad place in his back that is causing him a lot of pain. We are not sure if this is related to the Neulasta injection, or the disease, or if he just hurt it somehow. His labwork that was done on Thursday was good. He was able to go into work every day this week. We are so thankful that we have an extra week between trips to Houston this time. If not for this extra week, we would be back in Houston right now! Instead, we will enjoy this week at home and pray that Greg continues to feel well. We will return to Houston next Sunday.

Our weekend was full and fun! Katie came home on Friday evening and she, Emilie and I had a “girls’ night”…..out to dinner then home for ice cream while we watched Les Mis! For his birthday, Jake’s aunt and uncle blessed him with a ticket to the Braves game on Friday night. It was Chipper Jones retirement night…and Jake was so excited to be able to go! He had a great time!

Chipper has been Jake's favorite player for a long time!

Chipper has been Jake’s favorite player for a long time!

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Ready to go!!

Ready to go!!

Yesterday, we went to Greg’s sister’s house to celebrate Emilie’s 18th birthday! How do they get so old so fast??
It was a great time with family….talking, eating, presents, cake and ice cream, game playing and LOTS of laughter! Unfortunately, Katie had to head back to camp last night.

The Birthday Girl!

The Birthday Girl!

Typical

Typical

Proud Mom and Dad!

Proud Mom and Dad!

Love my kids!

Love my kids!

Greg's parents

Greg’s parents

Greg's sister and her husband, with their daughter and her husband

Greg’s sister and her husband, with their daughter and her husband

Emilie and her cousin, Michael

Emilie and her cousin, Michael

Emilie’s actual birthday is today! We started the day at church, then took Emilie out to lunch. Later in the day, Emilie spent time with some of her friends and Greg, Jake and I enjoyed some pool time! (Well, they enjoyed the pool. I enjoyed sitting poolside reading….in between retrieving the ball that they kept throwing out of the pool!)

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Having fun!

Having fun!

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SO thankful for such great family time this weekend and looking forward to a great holiday week! Please continue to pray for the following things:

1. That our family would handle our present circumstances in a way that pleases God and points others to Him.
2. That Greg’s back would begin to feel better.
3. That Greg’s final labwork…tomorrow…will be okay.
4. That this would be a good week for Greg…increased energy and stamina, continued good appetite and good sleep at night.
5. That Greg’s body would be completely healed of ALL cancer!

The Lord said to me, My grace (My favor and lovingkindness and mercy) is enough for you (sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully); for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves more effective in your weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! 2 Cor. 12:9

Trusting His Plan,
Greg, Sandra, Katie, Emilie and Jacob

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cherie Maurer
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 23:35:44

    what a joy to read about your weekend!!!! Happy Birthday, Emilie! Love to the whole family!!!!

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  2. Michele Bradfield
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 23:50:34

    🙂

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  3. Amanda Owenby
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 04:12:42

    What a wonderful update! Thank you for sharing the joy, and all the photos! So good to hear.

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  4. cynthia kinney
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 08:23:06

    What a great update! Thanks for sharing….Loved seeing everyone in the pictures!

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  5. Faye
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 11:26:27

    Such good news to have a time of refreshing! So glad for you guys!

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  6. Ike Copper
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 17:28:12

    That is awesome, and so good to hear. The pictures are great. Happy Birthday to you, Emilie!! You are all such an amazing, inspirational family and such an example to others. Greg, I think the only other person that would have gone to work last week would have been your Dad when he was still at the Big-D. I’m so glad you had such a great weekend.

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  7. Denise Leak
    Jul 02, 2013 @ 11:33:05

    Thank you for your blog, Sandra. I just had to read this over twice to soak up your joy! Rejoicing with you today. ❤

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  8. Dana Rilling
    Jul 05, 2013 @ 15:15:57

    I am so glad that all of you have had such fun family time together, nothing is more important than time spent with the ones you love. Greg, I am so thrilled that you feel better and can enjoy your kids. You and your family are such an inspiration to me and always in my thoughts and prayers! Great pictures, thanks for the updates Sandra!

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