Saturday, August 2, 2008

5 strong years

I am excited to say that today is our 5th year wedding anniversary. Lara and I were married on August 2nd and we are happier than ever.
I can't wait till tomorrow because today and last night have been the toughest on me physically. I usually feel more like myself by day 4 after chemo. Today is day 3 and the hardest to get through.
Tomorrow we will drive to Branson, MO where we will spend a week with the Menards and have a week long family reunion.
Keeping my mind on Branson has helped me push through this chemo treatment.
If I am lucky this week maybe I will run into Andy Williams, Jim Stafford, Mickey Gilley and also ride the ducks. Ha-ha.
I will be tearing up Table Rock Lake on the skiis for sure.


idolette said...

Aww, congratulations on your five year anniversary! Here's to many, many more.

Have a great week, and make sure you have lots of fun! Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Kaitlin said...

Happy 5th Anniversary!! That is fantastic! (Today is my Dad's birthday!)

Keep on pushing through! Keep thinking about the positive things!

I hope you have a great time in MO with your family!

Wishing you all the best,

CK from MI said...

Happy Anniversary, Luke & Lara! May God continue to bless you both.

Rest up, get your strength back, and have a wonderful vacation with your family!

Keeping you both in prayer,
- CK from MI

Mazakai said...

Branson is so much fun! Have a great time. Congrats on the anniversary, too. You should be proud. :)

I hope you continue to feel better!

Carrie said...

Congratulations ob your five years, may you be blessed with many more healthy years!
(Were 12 years tomorrow, the 3rd.)

Risha said...

Happy anniversary! My husband and I love Branson, too, and that's actually where we first saw you and Chapter 6. We came to one of your shows at SDC. We have been big fans ever since. We're planning on a trip at the end of the month. While we don't ski on Table Rock, we usually do go out on a boat and fish.

Praise the Lord that the chemo is working. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Anonymous said...

Keep telling yourself how much that chemo is working! (I know, it's not easy when ya feel like crud.)

Hope you're feeling better tomorrow. Otherwise have someone else do the driving and catch some more Zs during the trip.

Here's to safe travels! Have fun!


hiedi said...

Luke & Lara, Congratulations :) Your spirit and hope through this time is so encouraging, and a fine example of what God can do. Have a great time in Branson, I'll be keeping you in my prayers.
Hiedi Earwood
Springfield, Mo

Susan said...

Congratulations and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Hope you guys have a wonderful trip.

Roberta said...

Happy Anniversary! :) It's just one more reason to celebrate and praise God.

Have a wonderful trip (full of that much-needed downtime) and know that you're always in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

what about moe bandy?

Anonymous said...

Congrats Luke and Lara! I hope you have a lot of fun on your trip. You deserve it! I will keep praying for you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to You and Laura on your 5 year anniversary!!

Stay strong -you will make it though this!!

Praying for you both as always-Myty

P.S I love Branson!!

Carry said...

Hi Luke, I'm sorry I'm a little late with this but I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time in Branson!
God bless,

twotwo said...

Luke, Happy Anniversary to you and Lara. May you have a very happy time in Mo with your loved ones. As always I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... Lots of Love, Prayers, Success. Love, twotwo

cupacabannon said...

Man I can't believe its been 5 years. It seems like it was just the other day your were up in that tree! Time flys when you're just "hangin' around"!

Talk to you soon,

Anonymous said...

Chad and I will be celebrating 25 in October.
Take care. Be strong. The Lord will give you everything you need.
Hugs and Blessings
Chad and Bambi

Anonymous said...

congrats, luke, on both your anniversary and the positive results from your CT scan. we continue to pray for complete healing and continued faith. know we love ya and hope to see you soon...
beth, keith, and zoe

Anonymous said...

Hey Luke, been gone to asia, glad to be back and see good news from you. Happy anniversary and happy news about the progress of your treatment! I hope your time away is refreshing and relaxing for both your body and spirit. You're in my daily prayers. The One who made you has some big plans, I am sure, for your future, and is well able to accomplish them. (especially since you're actively cooperating. Not everybody does ;-)

Consider all these comments as cyber-hugs from friends (known to you and unknown) who wish you well and look forward to following your career in the years to come.

Julie, Chicago

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the anniversary and on the great medical news. Was out of town for 2 weeks, Asia, bad internet access -- happy to get back here and see this.

You're in my daily prayers. I know the One who made you is well able to heal you and accomplish His plans for your life -- especially since you're cooperating. (Not everybody chooses to do that ;-)

Hang in there brother. Enjoy all these cyber-hugs of support. This too shall pass. Hope Branson is a blessing for both your body and your soul. Go safely. Take it easy on those skis, man. :-)

Julie, Chicago

Gabrielle Marinho said...

Hey Luke!
I just wanna say that I'll pray for you during this hole fase and I'm sure that I'll still hear lots of good stuff about you here, on Brazil :D
kisses :*

Hayley said...

Congrats on the 5 years!

Table Rock Lake!! I love that place, one of my favorite place to go is Table Rock Lake! HOpe you had fun!

godschild811 said...

congrats on the recent anniversary! My husband & I spent our honeymoon at Table Rock Lake 29 years ago! It's great to see you blogging like this. You are in my prayers for a complete recovery. I sure hated to see you go on AI! look forward to hearing the album. Take care & God bless.