Awww . . . and you thought this was going to be a follow up to our previous ‘proposal’ post? Sorry, no.
We met Phillip in the Pharmacy waiting area yesterday.
Although he doesn’t seem very animated in this photo he really does come to life when engaged in a conversation.
Phillip has been coming to MD Anderson for 10 years to be treated for Hodgkins Disease.
He brings along one of his hobbies to pass away some of the hours between appointments. This particular craft is one where he takes used mule strapping and braids or knots it into stronger more durable ropes.
Here he’s showing the base or the center of the rope which he braids the nylon mule strapping around. Recycling at it’s best!
He then coils it so it becomes more compact and easier to carry around.
Last year when he was in the centre for a 4 week session of treatment he brought a chair with him that needed to be re-caned. He likes to stay active and believes in ‘Idle hands are the devil’s workshop’. Quite the guy and he has so many stories to share that I asked him to write a blog to post here. So hopefully we’ll be hearing from him real soon.
Wednesday night we went for a long walk around the park. The Cowboy’s strength is coming back and he’s able to do more each day.
We are on the road and travelling north and that’s about all I can tell you right now. I’ve scheduled this post ahead of time so it will be published regardless of whether we have an internet connection or not.
Just know that we are taking our time. We have no deadlines we have to meet so we are traveling at The Cowboy’s speed. We may only drive for an hour, pull over at a rest stop, have a nap and continue on. Or we may be able to drive for 3 or 4 hours. We know that everyone is as anxious as we are to get back - just know that we are not being foolish or taking any chances on his health.
We know that God will be traveling with us just as he has along every step of this journey. We hope that he is in your hearts as well and that you can find peace in those thoughts.