Sunday, April 12, 2009

Kenyon Update

I have neglected to keep this blog up to date. It is hard to know what to say about how Kenyon is doing. He is a trooper but to be honest - he is getting really sick of this whole thing (and so am I). He is so tired and weak. We are trying to fatten him up and get a little strength on him but it is slow. The steroids, diabetes, and low counts have really kept him down.

He is able to work - a lot. That is a blessing. It keeps him busy and he is able to provide for us. I am very grateful that his job is so good to him and that he can do it from home.

Lately, Kenyon has been VERY frustrated by his lack of taste and he can't tell if food is hot. It is so strange. Hopefully it goes away soon. It makes it hard to get him to eat much when it isn't enjoyable.

I thought that quote from Pres. Monson was so interesting. I don't know if I have it right but something like..."The Lord will shape the back of the burden placed upon it." ? Sometimes I think we both struggle with this challenge, and yet so often I feel like we are able to handle it so much better than we could imagine. We have definitely been strengthened and blessed to handle more than I would have thought possible. But that is only when we put our trust in Him. Blessings do come.

7 comments:

Holly C M said...

Thank you for the update. I really appreciate the details, the record and a sense of your thoughts and feelings, and his. You are both (and all) in our prayers and on our minds.

Christina said...

I am amazed that he has been able to work. You need to know that your family is very inspiring

hOLLIANN said...

You guys are amazing! What a great update. I can't believe how focused you guys stay, and how positive you are...truly inspiring!

Cheryl said...

Wow! I really know that most of the time you all are probably are taking life second to second. Know that you are in our daily prayers. Somebody upstairs is watching out for you guys. We love you.

Hilary and Dave said...

Those comments are right on- you and Kenyon and your family are inspirations and wonderful examples to everyone. You are great!!! And hey, please take me up on the tending offer.

April said...

Thanks so much for your comment! I will for sure give those guys a call. I totally know who you are! I met your husband and Juliann and Mike's house once - I'm sure we are bound to run into each other one of these days :)
-oh - and it looks like we have another friend in common... I live around the corner from Hilary and Dave!

Heidi said...

Oh Annie. Hang in there. One day you will look back and think, did I really do that?! You guys are amazing and make us all want to be better and be like you! Thank you for the wonderful example!
Love you.