Since my last post, life certainly has gotten difficult for all of us. In May, Troy was diagnosed with Rectal Cancer. He completed five weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, and on Sept. 9th they did surgery to remove the tumor. We spent six long days in the hospital in Louisville, and were discharged to come home. We spent a little more than a week at home, when Troy's pain became so bad that he had to be re-admitted to the hospital for another four days. Since his release, he seems to be on the mend, although the process is very slow. Once he recovers from the surgery, he will complete 8-12 more chemotherapy sessions to be certain the cancer is gone. Please pray for continued healing for Troy!
As for Karsynn, she has adapted quite well to the many changes going on around her. She has started her first official year of preschool. Her teacher brags daily about how very smart she is, as she seems to catch on so quickly. She knows most of her letters, numbers, can count by tens, knows her colors and shapes, and her most recent accomplishment is learning to print her name.
It's so hard to believe that she will turn 4 in a little more than a month. I'm not certain where the time goes. It seems like just yesterday we were flying to China to meet our precious gift for the very first time, and here she is turning 4. She is the greatest gift to our lives. She blesses us with her quick wit and quirky little attitude daily, and we couldn't have asked for more.