First off, thank you all so much for the kind words, the positive energy, and the heartfelt prayers for my dad, MJ and me. I wish I could tell you that my dad’s situation has taken a miraculous turn for the better, but the last hospitalization seems to have taken a huge toll on his psyche. We fearfully await how this new chemo will effect my dad. Although it’s tough to stay focused on the day-to-day sometimes, verses like Romans 5:3-5 help me forge on – “…but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Going out for a burger doesn’t hurt either ;).