December 1, 2008

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me"

Philippians 4:13

I am writing this post in honor of one of closest friends Vicki. I have been friends with Vicki for almost 14 years, her husband, Hunter is one of Dave's best friends. So we have spent LOTS of time together, especially the four of us. We were in each others weddings and have shared in so many different parts of each others lives over the years, from our first homes, to having children, to moving away, and back, death and now cancer.

Vicki was diagnosed in May of this year with Stage 2 Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Thyroid cancer. Vicki is the wife to Hunter, and the Mommy of two precious girls, Elizabeth(6) and Lauren(3).
Vicki found out that she had cancer, right after Hunter got an incredible promotion that moved them to Dyersburg Tennessee(which is in the middle of "nowhere land" compared to here or Nashville). So not only did Vicki have to begin the fight of her life, she had to do it away from her family and friends and the Doctors that she felt comfortable with. I have been amazed at Vicki's strength through theses past 6 months and I am so proud of her!
A few weeks ago, we had a special dinner at this restaurant to celebrate Vicki's last round of chemotherapy. Let the remission begin! There were 9 of us including Vicki and we had such a great time!

These are some pictures from our celebration dinner, Vicki & her sister Angie, Vicki with her Mom, and her sisters Angie & Julie.

A few pictures from over the years....New Years 2001, Meeting Matthew, 6 Flags, Michael's Easter Birthday Party.....
I am so thankful to God that Vicki is doing so well!
"Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to ever forget."
Always remember that I love ya Vicki, and will be here for you no matter what!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a sweet and beautiful post for your good friend! I am glad to hear she had her last treatment....I am assuming that this is good news and that she is now in remission!! That is surely a milestone to be celebrated!!

Liz said...

You are a wonderful friend. I am glad to hear her chemo is ending and she is in remission....
Thanks for visiting/following my blog!

Dave said...

Glad you shared that... what a wonderful update! I was thinking bout her last week...

Lucy said...

I remember Vicki! I'm so glad she's doing well. She certainly looks great in the photos. What a sweet post. You are friend I know she must really cherish!!!