What do you do for a living?
I’m a father of three, husband of one.
My name is Kevin, you can call me Kevin.
My blog started as a journal of my wife’s battle with leukemia. I’ve always loved writing and used it as a way to get my feelings and/or frustrations out of my heart and head and onto something else. I started the journal, “Lisy’s Battle with Leukemia” two days after my wife was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
A few weeks later I started a blog after reading about these so-called weblogs in an article in my local newspaper. That’s right, a newspaper, those black and white (and sometimes colored) pieces of paper that get your hands (and then your pants, white work shirt) all black.
I figured an online journal or blog would keep my family and friends informed of Lis’ battle and then recovery, and would allow me to stop answering the individual, “How’s she doing?” emails that had littered my inbox.
Since I started in April 2005 Lis has gone from a 3-6 month life sentence to kicking cancer’s butt big time! We (doctors included) thought she would need to have a bone marrow transplant. Nope, turns out she destroyed any sign of the bad cells. She went into remission in November 2005.
We (doctors included) said it was likely we weren’t going to be able to have any more kids (we were blessed with Lukas, who was only five months old when his Mama was diagnosed). Nope, we had our daughter, Lia, in September 2008 and just to totally prove the cancer wrong, our third child, Levi, was born in March 2011.
In November 2010 we celebrated her fifth anniversary of remission.
Since her battle we’ve dealt with different types of obstacles that life throws at you. Financial struggles, marital struggles, parenting struggles. With faith in Christ as our foundation, we’ve overcome all of these struggles and continue to grow stronger as a couple, and family, each and every year.
This blog started as a journal about my wife’s battle, it’s now filled with stories about our travels, getting out of debt, and then all that nonsense I like to write about.
We hope you enjoy our stories.