Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thabang Thabong





































We were so delighted to recieve a parcel from my second cousin, Hayli, addressed to Mr Deqlan Higgins! Inside,was a Thabang Thabong t shirt and cd for our soldier! Deqlan LOVES this programme and not a morning passes where Deqlan, Nanna & I stand waiting at the tv at 9am for our show to start! The best part of the show for Deqlan is the exercises performed by the zebra and lion characters! He dances round and around in excitement - Nanna and I try and join in the exercises, but half way through , we are out of breath! But we continue to try and do them with our soldier with as much enthusiasm as he as for the show! Hayli used to write the script for Thabang Thabong, and we eagerly await the end of the programme to , to watch the credits role, to see if that specific episode was Hayli's and we usually guess right! Now, our very talented Hayli is the director for a new show called Jakals Jol, mondays sabc2 at 10am! Its fantastic and your little ones will love this one to! Thank you so much Hayli, Deqlan loves his gifts!


Before Hayli so graciously offered to send the package to us, i had entered the shows daily competition every day for the last few months, and nearly fell off my chair yesterday to see that we were one of the winners for the day! Hooray! So we will get another parcel and will be happy to hand over to Keaton!


Deqlan and Keaton got a few new goodies i wanted to share with you all - Deqlan got a lovely caterpillar tunnel and tent which HE LOVES to crawl through - i am so pleased! All he wants to do at the moment is climb and he is very very good at it! We definitely want to get him onto a jungle gym as soon as we can as the rocking chair and high chair are getting a little boring for him to climb and jump off of! Deqlas has mastered the 30 plus stairs that lead up to our apartment to. We had supper at Meggie during the week and DeqlAn even worked out a plan to get on top of Keatons play house! We got to watch him like a hawk!



Meggie got a lovely sling to carry Keaton in and he seems to love it very very much and it calms him down really well - great idea and you can use up to 3 years of age - dont think Deqlan would agree to it though, he is FAR to busy and no time to be still!


Keaton and Deqlan also enjoyed their very first bath together last night - it was to precious for words and they both had a ball. Keaton did not like Deqlans wind up lobster, sebastian so he wanted to get out when we showed him, but they had a great time together and i look forward to many many more baths together!


Its Monseigneur last service at our parish this evening, as he retires from tomorrow. So we will be honored to attend this service tonight, and then his farewell tomorrow, which includes the Welsh Male Choir performing and then snacks afterwards. I am going to be very sad to see him go, as he was there at the start of our journey and has been with us every step of the way. We wish him only the best and thank you Monseigneur Hill for all you have done for Deqlan and for our family, we will never ever forget you. The new priest taking over is Father Russell, he is just as lovely and we look forward to getting to know him very well.


We are getting the boxes out this weekend to start packing for our big move, on the weekend of 25 July - we have LOTS to sort out, so better get cracking!


Have a very blessed weekend, please continue to pray for Deqlan to remain NED always. Please pray for all his friends around the world. Extra special prayers today for Dyllan Diedericks, just over 1 week old, & Katie Krize fighting nb and healing from surgery http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/katiekrize

God Bless and lots of love

Mark, Samm, Deqlan

FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU DECLARES THE LORD, PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE

JEREMIAH 29;11

Happy 60th Birthday Sophie















Dearest Sophie!


We would like to wish you a very happy 60th Birthday today and many many more!


May this be the year youhave been waiting for! Enjoy the month long celebrations which you so deserve !


Enjoy your trip to Europe in celebration of your 60th Birthday - we know you are going to have an amazing time and will create many magical memories with Issue!

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our family, especially for Deqlan - you have been a huge part of Deqlans prayer army from day one, and i thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the love, support and prayers you continue for Deqlan each day

God Bless, have a fantastic celebration

Lots of love

Mark, Samm, Deqlan and Logan

Thursday, June 26, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRACEY

Dear Tracey,
A very happy birthday to you today and many,many,many more!
I think we should declare the entire month of June a celebration as their are so many birthdays , especially on your side of the world in Canada!
We hope you are spoilt rotten and enjoy a day of pampering and love
Thank you for your continued love , support and prayers for our warrior, i know you follow his journey every day and cant thank you enough for being a part of Deqlans army
God Bless and lots and lots of love
Dad & Bev,
Mark,Samm, Deqlan & Logan,
Conrad, Megan and Keaton

Angels

We are heartbroken this morning to let you know that Joshua, one of the Diedericks twins, became an angel at 4am this morning. Please pray for the Diedericks and Joy families, especially his parents Louise & Roelof , sister Jessica and twin brother Dyllan. Please continue to pray very hard for Dyllan , he remains stable, but needs all the prayers we can send to Our Lord.

Another beautiful NB warrior, earned her wings yesterday , Alexa Aigner, please pray for her parents and brother and family
http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/viewHome.do

God Bless

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

PHOTOS OF GRANDPAS BIG DAY











Happy Birthday Grandpa!











Dearest Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa!
A very happy 78th Birthday to you today and many, many more!
We know we have been Blessed with the best Grandad and Great Grandad in the world !
Know how much we love and treasure you and look up to you in so many ways!
Its an honor to celebrate this occasion with you , thank you for all your love, guidance , support and care !
Your love and devotion to Nan is a shining example of unconditional love and devotion. Your love for us is phenomenal - without fail, every Thursday night you prepare a delicious meal of cottage pie or chicken stew for our soldier to enjoy each Friday for lunch
You are our lighthouse of faith in this family and you continue to show us the power of prayer and the Love Our Lord has for us.

Thank you for your never ending support for Deqlan - your calls, your prayers, your words of wisdom and advise, mean more to me then you will ever know and I rely on you for your opinion in so many areas of my life.

We love you , respect you, honor you and cherish the amazing Dad, Grandfather and Great grandfather you are in our lives

God Bless and all our love today and always
Derek & Bev
Mark, Samm, Deqlan and Logan
Conrad, Megan and Keaton

Happy Birthday Jared

Dear Jared,
We hope you have a very very happy Birthday today and a great celebration planned !
Hope the year ahead is full of amazing memories and continue striving for all that you dream and aspire to be!
Thinking of you today and always!
God Bless and lots of love
Mark, Samm, Deqlan, Logan
Grandpa & Bev
Conrad, Megan and Keaton

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

PRAYERS FOR JOSHUA AND DYLLAN

Hello Everyone

Thank you so much for praying for Joshua and Dyllan, the twin boys born at 28 weeks.

We recieved very sad news yesterday that Josh had bleeding on his brain and an eeg would be done to measure brain activity - there was no activity yesterday BUT TODAY THERE IS PLENTY! Please continue to pray for these precious boys and for strength for their parents Louise and Roelof

God Bless and love
Mark, Samm & Deqlan
WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US

Monday, June 23, 2008

WEEKEND UPDATE




























































































We had a great Birthday Sunday for Mark and we are assured he did to! We started off the day with some breakfast, that i bravely attempted to make, i didnt do to bad, except for the bacon not being cooked properly, but hey i tried! Mark is normally the chef in our house , but it was his Birthday so i had to try and do something to impress him! Deqlan even sat at the table to enjoy some french toast and juice to celebrate with Dada. Dada enjoyed opening his presents and was surprised to see the portrait i had done of Deqlan for the special occasion - the artist, Hetta is fantastic and also did one of Keaton for Conrad and Megs. I have a feeling we are going to keep her very busy!
Mark decided to wash his car, i though he was crazy to do this on his Birthday and in the cold weather and Deqlan and i wandered down the drive way, where Deqlan decided to enjoy some more mud to finish his breakfast off! Some may be thinking how i could take the photo of him doing it instead of picking him up and wisking him away , but i so enjoy seeing Deqlan doing normal kids stuff and getting dirty and being a real little boy!

We then went off to Hugos to celebrate Sophie's 60th Birthday! It was wonderful! Our soldier fell asleep in the car, but soon woke up after we arrived at the restaurant . He was delighted to look at the window and see a jumping castle! Hooray! He of course immediately wanted to go and check it out and we decided to go before any other kids could claim the castle! After jumping a bit and sliding down the slide it was time to discover the rest of the restaurant - this place is huge and a perfect kiddies place! There is loads of space to run around in, Deqlans favorite thing to do, there is a pool, had to dodge that one, guinea pigs and the most beautiful birds! We had the most delicous food and all sang Happy Birthday to the lady of the moment, Sophie! We hope you had a wonderful afternoon Sophie and the best Birthday ever, but we shall wish you properly on the 28th! Thank you for having us and for all the effort you went to - Megs and Conrad you did a fantastic job at making the day extra special - everything was lovely!
We then came home and all had a little afternoon nap - so all in all a very memorable day for the birthday girl and guy!
Back to Saturday...Mark and I went to Mike and Sandi, Mark's sister and brother in laws farewell on Saturday afternoon, so i didnt make church, but Nanna and Meggie were thrilled to tell me they were asked to carry the holy communion to the alter - what an honor!
Nanna also returned home with the travelling Hail Mary for this week - its a beautiful statue of Mother Mary , which is currently travelling through homes in our church - She is beautiful and wonderful to look at and pray to.
Need to ask you all to please say some urgent prayers for our friends, Louise , Roelof, Jessica and family - please pray for their twin boys born last week,at only 28 weeks, Dyllan is stable, but it is thought that Joshua has bleeding on his brain - please pray for a miracle and for the boys to continue to grow and get stronger each day and for peace, comfort and guidance for Louise and Roelof and their families
Please continue to pray for our soldier Deqlan to remain NED and please pray for all our friends fighting nb and other cancers, from around the world
Have a great week, let us know how you are
God Bless and all our love
Mark, Samm, Deqlan
THROUGH HIM ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Dada!

To the best husband and Dada we could have ever been blessed with,
my love and Dada
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU TODAY!
We hope you have a wonderful celebration with us today and we hope the year ahead continues to bring your dreams to fruition and that you continue to reap the benefits of all the hard work you put in to every aspect of your life
Thank you for being the most amazing husband, friend, pillar & support to me - together we got through the toughest year i could have ever have imagined - Our trust in Our Lord and absolute faith in him continues to bind us and lead us each day. I am so very very proud of you , of all you have done and all you continue to accomplish. Always know how much I love, treasure, honor and respect you. I am so Blessed you are mine. Have a wonderful Birthday My Love,my God continue to bless and protect you always, and may He shower His blessings on you as you shower on others.
I love you so very very much, your angel
Dada, a part of you always lives in us - we want to wish you the best Birthday ever and thank you for all you have done and continue to do for us - we are so Blessed we chose you for our Dada and Our Lord say yes! You are our hero, inspiration, protector and provider and we love you more each day! Stay the special, caring, giving person you are - wow, we are lucky to have you as our Dada! Love you very very very much
woof, woof , meow, Happy Birthday from us to Dad - thank you for loving us and looking after us and making sure we are happy, fed and warm, we love you ! Shelly, Stuff, Blue
WE LOVE YOU ENDLESSLY ! HAVE THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER AND STAY THE AMAZING PERSON YOU ARE! GOD BLESS, ALL OUR LOVE ALWAYS !

Friday, June 20, 2008

A GOLF DAY FOR RUAN

Hello Friends,

You are invited to attend a golf day in order to raise funds for our dear friend Ruan - who is fighting leukemia .

Please read details the following details and get back to me by 23 June on whether you would like to play, as well as names of players

we ALREADY HAVE 78 PLAYERS AND ARE LOOKING TO FILL THE FIELD WITH ANOTHER 50


ALL GREEN FEE'S COVERED AND DINNER COVERED
THEY HAVE ALREADY MANAGED TO SECURE SPONSORSHIPS FOR EACH HOLE!
PLEASE EITHER SPONSOR A PRIZE OR PROVIDE A BOTTLE/6 pack OF SOMETHING WHICH CAN ALSO BE RAFFLED OFF OR PUT INTO A HAMPER

YOU ARE WELCOME TO FORWARD THIS EMAIL ONTO YOUR BETTER HALVES AND ANY OTHER GOLF LOVERS who could help us to help ruan!

THE BLOG WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO PAST THE ACTUAL NOTICES, SO I HAVE RE TYPED THE INFORMATION, IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE ACTUAL NOTICES PLEASE EMAIL ME AND I CAN SEND TO YOU

Sandvik Coromant and the Faces of Hope Foundation will be jointly hosting a corporate golf day at the ERPM Golf Course in Boksburg on the 3rd of July 2008.

We invite all our customers, colleagues and value added partners to participate in this golf day. Green fee and dinner costs are covered by ourselves.

The golf day has been organised in an effort to raise funds for Ruan van Tubbergh, a two year old boy diagnosed with leukemia - please see reverse side for Ruans message.

The format for the day is a fourball Stableford

Tee -off times are available from 11h00 off the 1st and 10th tees

To maximise the funds raised, we are offering hole sponsorships at R1000 a hole and any prizes that we can utilise for raffle purposes will be most welcome and appreciated. You are welcome to put up your branding on the hole that you are sponsoring.

We welcome your participation in our Golf Day.

On behalf of the FACES OF HOPE FOUNDATION and SANDVIK COROMANT, we would like to thank you for the opportunity and time afforded in putting this request to you

Regards
Gerald Green
General Manager SANDVIK COROMANT

RUANS MESSAGE

Hi

My name is Ruan van Tubbergh and i was born on 17th of July 2006. In April 2007, i was diagnosed with leukemia. I fought really hard as my CD10 negative and CD19 positive findings left me with a slim chance of survival. Earlier this year, leukemia cells were found in my bone marrow.

They are looking for a bone marrow donor for me as no - one i my direct family is a match. The search has been expanded to the USA and Canada and its costs a lot of money. Any potential donors have to be thoroughly tested to determine if they are a match for me.

Will you please help me?

Ruan is now registered with the Faces of Hope Foundation, registration number 2008/005116/08. The entire management and staff of SANDVIK COROMANT as well as the FACES OF HOPE FOUNDATION stand behind Ruan and his family. The foundation financially assists and supports individuals with terminal disease.

We are trying to raise funds as quickly as possible to find a suitable bone marrow donor before time runs out for little Ruan.

Your assistance and support in spreading Ruan's message is greatly appreciated.

Donations and payments for the hole sponsorships can be made directly into the following account

FNB RIVONIA
ACCOUNT NAME: KJ BLACK/CANCER SUPPORT
ACCOUNT TYPE:SAVINGS
BRANCH CODE : 250355
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 62089943239
REFERENCE ;RUAN

NB - PLEASE FAX COPIES OF PAYMENT THROUGH TO LUCIA MINNIE ON 011 570 9709 - WE NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF THE FUNDS RAISED FOR RUAN

Look forward to hearing from you all, God Bless
Samm

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Prayers

Hello All,

We need to ask you for your urgent prayers this morning

Yolande, our CHOC rep - if you remember she had cancer of the uterus, and completed her last round of chemo around 3 months ago, and declared to be free of it. We heard this morning that is has spread to her lungs and she is once again in the fight, her first round of chemo starting today - please pray urgently for this amazing lady who has already gone through so much - lost a son to nephroblastoma, who has a daughter currently ned for nephroblastoma and now she is in the fight for a second time , God must have a wonderful plan for this strong woman of faith.

Louise, a dear friend from school, went into labour this morning at 28 weeks, and her twin boys where delivered by emergency c section, weighing just 1.16kg and 1.25kg - they are stable so far, but have a long road ahead of them, please pray for these little fellow to get stronger each day and to give the doctors the wisdom to take the best possible care of them

Drew, our friend, currently under going stem cell transplant , is having some complications, doctors expect a virus - please pray for him to feel better soon and continue kicking cancers butt!

Max, who didnt get great results from his recent scans, he has disease progression and needs lots of prayers for him and his family - they are amazing to say the least.


God Bless and all our love
Mark, Samm & Deqlan
SACRED HEART OF JESUS WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN THEE , ALL FOR THEE OH LORD, OH MY JESUS ALL FOR THEE

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Our assesment














































Hello Deqlans Army

Trust you are all well and on the way to a great weekend!

Our assessment went very well - Deqlan WAS AMAZING! He never even moaned or cried to get out the room at all, even though we waited in the room by ourselves for 20 minutes, he continued to play with his beloved cars and checked each corner of the room out. He remained calm and his cute self the entire session - for 1 and a half hours! At the end it was time to go and time to get out , who could blame him?

He was so precious, he is so used to seeing me drink my water and carry my water bottle around with me, he brought it to me in the room and even put it towards my mouth and then once i had a sip he wanted one to. The previous day, Deqlan actually got his juice bottle in my mouth and got me to take a sip, shame he is so thoughtful.
Our therapists were in on the session, plus the doctor, plus Nanna and I , so Deqlan had plenty eyes watching him, but he didn't mind as we were all sitting on the floor , except for Dr.

The Doc asked alot of questions and Nanna and I, along with our therapists tried to create the best picture we could of our soldier and who he really is.

The Doc agrees there are some areas of concern, and would like to put them down to all that Deqlan has been through - his hospital stays and chemo rounds which happened at a critical time in his development. She would like us to get Deqlan playing more with kids ( so we will be getting together with our friends we don't go to school and aren't sick, until we can be with other kids again) and more routine and I shouldn't be afraid to say no to our beautiful bouncy blessed boy!

It is suggested to have another assessment after Deqlans 2nd Birthday, some time in October to check on his progress, and we hope and pray we can continue doing all the right things to assist and motivate Deqlan however we can, Dr will then give us her confirmed opinion and diagnosis.

Deqlan is not just saying FFFF anymore for Flower he is now trying to say the word , its sounds like FOW-i am so proud at the attempts he is making and look so forward to him making more progress each week.

He is now 'pointing', he uses his pointing finger a lot more each day and he is loving not only packing things into, but now out of ! Another favorite is choosing the dvd he wants to watch, trying to open the tray to load the dvd, putting the dvd onto the tray and then closing and waiting for the picture to appear! He continues to love Happy Feet!

Deqlans last molar still seems to continue to worry him at times, his appetite is not fantastic, but there is always room for biscuits or cheese or matza ( flat bread, like a crisp bread). We do get moments of ear tugging and rubbing, so referred pain for the pushing of the tooth!

Speaking of teeth, we discovered Keatons first tooth has arrived, its just just broken through the come, and we only happened to check because he wasn't wanting to feed and had every finger he possibly could in his mouth! Congrats Keaton and on your 22nd week Birthday! We hope it doesn't give you to much grief!

Enjoy the new pics, we love the pics of our 'lion' drinking out the muddy water hole he discovered at the bottom of the driveway! He was covered in mud, it was amazing to watch, a real little boy our Deqlan is! We went to Darryls 30th Borat party on Saturday and it was great fun,missed our little guy, but Keaton kept me company he was as good as gold! And everyone wanted their turn with the cute little monkey! Nix Dad , Uncle Clyde had a great time! Everyone went to alot of effort to dress up and i think fun was had by all! Happy 30th again Darryl hope its a great one! Nix and Darryl, your new place is beautiful and we know you guys are going to be very happy there and hope to come and visit soon, and maybe have a playmate for Deqlan to play with .........!

I continue to be blown away by our armys generosity. Nadia, came to drop off another , yes another 2 bags full of pjs today, from a colleague at her work, Sean and his wife. Thank you so very very much Sean and family for your very generous donation of the most beautiful pjs! I just love the sport themed ones and can already see a smiling , warm, proud, happy face peering at me as he puts them on! Thank you and God Bless you for helping our important cause.

Please continue the prayers, please continue the support, please continue spreading the word and doing all we can to find the cure for NB. Please continue to pray for our gorgeous soldier and all his friends around the world - especially for Drew, under going his stem cell transplant, for Jordyn and Ruan and Charlize at this moment who are valiantly fighting cancer.

God Bless and lots of love
Mark, Samm & Deqlan
BY JESUS STRIPES DEQLAN HAS BEEN HEALED

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Fathers Day!



























































I am so sorry for the late wishes, but we had such a busy weekend and when i got down to doing the entry and posting it - i lost it!!!!!
So here goes - Happy Fathers day to all the Dads in our lives, especially to those who's angels are wishing them from heaven.
To our Heavenly Father, Savior and King , Father to us all- Happy Father's Day to you our Lord, thank you for all you have done and continue to do for us , thank you for all the love and care and healing you continue to shower upon Deqlan and our family. Thank You for your comfort, your guidance , your divine healing, your love, the rest you give us and the strength you continue to flow through us. We worship, honor and praise You Dear Lord today and always. It was an honor to start Fathers day in Your House, we love and worship and thank you Dear Lord.
Mark, My love, Dada to Deqlan Ross and Logan Marcelle- Happy Fathers day to the best Dada in the world! Wow, we chose very well! Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for us - for working so hard , to make our lives easier, for sacrificing so that we may have everything we need and more. Thank you for taking such good care of us, the lessons you teach us, the love you shower upon us, for being our hero, provider, nurturer, friend.
FROM LOGAN: Even though i dont get to see you all that often Dad, know that I love you and i am very proud of you , and look forward to seeing you next year on Fathers day, i love you so very much. I miss you , but think of you all the time and cant wait to come and stay by you again!
FROM DEQLAN - Dada, I love it when you come home, i love hanging by head around the corner and looking down the stairs, hearing your keys open the door and your voice as you excitedly say hello to me! I love driving with you in the car. I love watching my dvd's with you. I love walking with you and holding your hand as we run down the drive way to watch the cars. I love it when you pick me up into your big strong arms and let me change the dvd's over and over and over again! I love it when you dance with me to clamber club. I love it when you and I spend time together when Mama goes to church and we get up to naughty tricks, wouldn't mama love to know! I love how you look after Mama and I and how caring and loving you are to our doggies and cat. I just love you and i look forward to each moment, each memory , each milestone that we reach together, Happy Fathers Day Dada, i love you so very very much, you are the best!
Dearest Dee, father to Debbie and Andrew, grandfather to Chenya, Damian , Jared and Darren, Keaton , Deqlan and Logan and Stepfather to Samm & Megs
Dee, you are amazing, and there are not enough times I could thank you for all you have done and continue to do for us - there is nothing to big, to difficult, to time consuming to ANYTHING when it comes to all of us - you always go out of your way to do whatever you can to help, to guide, to nurture, to protect , to love. You have been such a pillar of strength the past year, you have made things as easy as possible for us - from running our travel agency, to driving around to find bread with a nice hard crust for your boo boo boy - nothing is to much for you - know that we are so grateful for all you have done for us, and pray God continues to bless you and you continue to be a blessing to others, we love you so very much!
Grandpa - Father to Ken and Bev, Grandfather to Samm and Meggie, Kejenne and Jeran Great grandfather to Deqlan, Keaton & Logan you are the roots of our family tree. You are an amazing egsample to us, especially by holding the torch of faith so high and by guiding us in all we do. You are the most, amazing , caring, loving husband to our Nan, and we love, honor, cherish and respect you, we are so honored to have both our grandparents and great grandparents! May God continue to bless, protect and keep you safe in His loving arms always, we love you!
Conrad - Father to Keaton, Godfather to Deqlan! A very Happy first Fathers Day to you and many many more! Stay the amazing, devoted dad you are and thank you for all you have done for Deqlan and our family , thank you for taking such great care of Meggie and Keaton. Have a safe trip next week and dont worry we will look after your precious gifts!
Chris Higgins, Father to Mark, Kevin and Sandi , Oupa to Logan and Deqlan- we hope you had a lovely Father day today and many many more. Thank you for your continued support and prayers for our soldier Deqlan . We look forward to seeing you soon and for Logan and Deqlan to come and play with the metal crocodile Logan loved so much, I know Deqlan will to!
Chris Higgins Snr, Father to Chris, Denis and Frans, Grandfather to many including Mark, Kevin and Sandi, Greatgrandfather to all incl Deqlan and Logan - we hope you had a lovely day Oupa and hope you are enjoying Durban. We pray for you each day and admire the strength and inspiration you are! God Bless and keep you happy and healthy and well!
Quintin Scott- Father to Tyler, Mark and Kevin, Grandfather to Logan and Deqlan ! We hope you had a great Fathers day ! Thank you for having Logan at the vaal ever possible weekend and for looking after her and taking such great care & spoiling her. Thank you to for all your prayers and support for our soldier Deqlan!
We had a great Fathers day lunch at Nanna and Grandpa - with roast lamb and roast potatoes and all the trimmings - there is no food like Nanna's food and we were very spoilt ! We had a fantastic surprise, of my uncle Ken and little cousin ( actually not so little) Jeran! It was fantastic to see them both and catch up with them! the last time we saw them was 1 month before Deqlan was diagnosed, his eye just started to swell t. Deqlan LOVED Jeran - he immediately took Jeran by the hand and off they went , playing in the garden, checking the cars out, Deqlan even let Jeran push him around in the pram! We are all amazed at how the two loved each others company - Deqlan is not really so open with faces he is not used to , it was great to see how much he loved Jerans company, and i think Jeran loved Deqlans company to! He even helped Meggie with Keaton! Wow, Jeran, i am going to call on you when we need a friend for Deqlan to play with! Was wonderful to see you guys , hope to see you soon soon again!
Today, Mark and I played director and producer in the film called, WHAT DEQLAN GETS UP TO AT HOME. We go for our assessment tomorrow and we were asked to make a short video of how Deqlan is at home and what he gets up to. We hope it helps the Dr in making a prognosis or suggestions for our Deqlan - we will also take some of his favorite toys with so Dr can see how nicely we plays with the things that he loves! Please say a little prayer for a positive outcome and great ideas to help Deqlan to continue developing his speech and other skills!
We had great fun today watching Deqlan eating mud and even trying to drink it, like a lion would from a pool of water! ha ha ha - shall post pics and more details soon!
We attended Darryls 30th Birthday celebration on Saturday while Deqlan stayed with Nanna and Grandpa - but more details and pics in the posts to come !
A very Happy 5th month Birthday to Keaton Beaton! My how the time has flown - stay the cutey pie you are! We love you so very very much and we are so happy to say that Keatons allergies tests ( for specific food groups) came back clear! Hooray - so it seems to just be the environment that can give him watery and red eyes, hopefully he will grow out of that!
Happy 30th Birthday to you Darryl for today! We hope that your dreams continue to become a reality and that you continue making the most of each day! You are a great friend and a true example of what it means to set your sights on something and reach it no matter what! Thanks for the great party on Saturday night, hope you had a blast and didn't feel to bad the next morning!
Happy Birthday to Sean, i am just kidding Shaun , for today! Next year is the big 30! Was awesome to see you and catch up with you guys at the party! We hope you had a great celebration and that the year to come is amazing! Hope to see more of you!
Have a great week everyone and let us know how you are - please continue your prayers of NED for our Deqlan and prayers for all our other friends around the world fighting nb and other cancers,. Extra special prayers for Ruan , fighting leukemia - we heard that the cancer is growing back. They are going to finish the course of chemo they are on, do another bone marrow after that and then revise the game plan, please pray for Ruan and his family. Also for Jordyn, fighting nb and for Drew who starts his transplant today.
God Bless and lots of love
Mark, Samm and Deqlan
SACRED HEART OF JESUS, WE PLACE OUR TRUST IN THEE , ALL FOR THEE OH LORD, OH MY JESUS ALL FOR THEE.