Saturday, June 28, 2008

Some Pictures of the Good Days

A larger view of the Profile Picture (Me and Marissa, 9-23-07)
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Panama City Beach Vacation 2008 (Marissa's Family)

From Left: Christine, Gary, Ashleigh, Maison, Owen (top), Jack, Meaghan, Nathan, Marissa, Me

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Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers June 10, 2008

From Left: Hunter, Dawson, Me, Marissa

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Mom and Dad at the Astros Game

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IMAX movie at the Houston Museum of Natural Science June 22, 2008

From Left: Chris, Me, Chad

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18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful couple!!! Grab onto hope, dig down to your deepest strength, and keep going. You can do this.

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  2. Hey Bradley and Marissa! I love the pictures! Bradley-you look really good! I'm glad you are finding some entertaining things to do in Houston. I will be sending a package soon with your mail and the bracelets. I am sending 4 total for both of you and Bradley's parents. Hope you are having a good start to your week and we love and miss you! We are praying for you and know you will beat this!
    Love,
    Meaghan and Jack

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  3. Hey Bradley and Marissa!I am so thankful a friend of mine had read an article about you guys and called me and let me know. I am a cancer survivor! I was diagnosised with malignant melanoma- STAGE 4 that had metatisized to my liver. The doctors gave me grim hope, giving me the sad news that I had 3-6 months to live with aggressive therapy.That was 14 years ago!!! In one of your posts you say "winning the battle with cancer is 80% mental". I could not agree with you more. From the start, I made up my mind I was going to beat cancer. I am not going to go into great detail about me, for I am interested in you and what you are going through. You are an inspiration to me.You have such a great attitude and determination, evidence that you too are going to win this battle and be a great inspiration to others in the future.Hang in there, I KNOW that some days are RUFF!, BUT THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN THE POWER OF PRAYER! I will, along with others , keep you and your family in our prayers.You are a lving witness so believe GOD is going to use you in a mighty way!!! Thanks for taking the time to read this. Katt

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  4. May today be all you need it to be. May the peace of God and the freshness of the Holy Spirit rest in your thoughts, rule in your dreams tonight, and conquer all your fears. May God manifest himself today in ways you have never experienced. May your joys be fulfilled, your dreams be closer, and your prayers be answered. I pray that faith enters a new height for you; I pray that your territory is enlarged. I pray for peace, healing, health, happiness, prosperity, joy, true and undying love for God. I pray this for you, Bradley and Marissa.

    Beverly
    New Mexico

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  5. Hi guys! Thanks for sharing the pictures. What a lovely family you have. Thanks also for sharing your thoughts and this blog with us. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers. I hope you've had a good week. Stay strong and stay positive!
    Love,
    Stacey Adams and Family

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  6. Hope you all are doing well. Sorry I have not posted in a while, I have been busy working on getting Owen's big boy room ready. We are going to try to get him in next week. Bradley, the house looked great. I loved the floors and what a difference the floors make on the porch. I can't wait to see the new carpeting!

    Maison, Ashleigh & Owen

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  7. Mom and Dad DycusJuly 2, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    I thought recently of the old Willie Nelson song "You were always on my mind" and it reminds us that you and Marissa are always on ours. You are constantly in our prayers.

    We believe that God, when HE uses HIS miraculous hand to heal you, will use you as an example of HIS mighty power and strength. He will use you to bring others to HIM.

    Thursday you begin another round of chemo. Be tough. Grab the Lord by the hand and hang on. HE will be with you every step of the way. Continue to say your prayers as always.

    We love you.

    In HIS precious name,

    Mom and Dad Dycus

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  8. Hey Bradley and Marissa! Your house is looking awesome! Mom, Gary and Nathan have been working hard on your HGTV makeover! Mom and I took Jack and had his nine month pictures made yesterday. He wore his little sailor outfit and they turned out super cute! I emailed them to you. Hope you had a good 4th of July and were able to find some fireworks. We heard them and saw a few from Stone Mountain and the dogs were going nuts all night but Jack slept right through it. Only one more day left of chemo! Thinking of you always,
    Meaghan and Jack

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  9. hi i havent said anything in a while but we sure have not forgot about you like your dad said that willie song you are always on our mind and you are always in Gods eyes and he has never or will he ever forget you there is not much in this life that is 100%sure but that i am very sure God says he will never leave us or forsake us and he is with you through this journey and you will come out of it a much stronger person so just hold on tight and look at what is behind you already love you so you two take care and more money is on the way mimi baker and widdis

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  10. Hi guys,

    I really enjoyed the pictures you posted. I'm glad to see you are getting to have a little fun! Hopefully, you were able to enjoy the 4th! We are continuing to pray for you daily. I hope you are having a good week and look forward to hearing of your progress! You have a lot of people pulling for you!

    Love,
    Kim Morrison

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  11. I hope you all had a good 4th. Bradley, another round done! I bet you are relieved. We are all praying that you feel better and get your appetite back soon. Owen was scared of the fireworks and said 'Wanna go home', 'Scared', 'Loud Noise' but I can't blame him. They were really loud. I can't wait to see your house. Ash, Carol and I are going over to paint and stage it soon. When you get home it is going to be like a new house! Stay strong!

    Maison, Ashleigh & Owen

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  12. It was good to hear the sound of your voice last week. You sounded pretty good. I'm sure you are feeling a bit different today at the end of Round Two. We had a busy week at your place and got a lot done. But have no fear, we left some for you to do when you get home. Met your Bosnian neighbor with the chickens. Nice guy. His son got a kick out of running Paddington up and down the street. Well take care and get through this week and then see how you feel. Gary

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  13. Bradley and Marissa,
    YAY-round two of Chemo done!! You are both troopers and we hope you can come home now for the rest of your treatments. I am home with Jack today and Nathan has a long day at school. Jack and I are going to run some errands and I have some work I can do from home. It is blazing hot here and no ran in ages. I am watering your plants and planted two butterfly bushes yesterday (or rather Nathan planted them for me.) I hope you get the hats I sent you today and that they work out for you. We are ordering your birthday present today as well so you will probably get it early! Love,
    Meaghan and Jack

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  14. We're happy that your second round of chemo is complete, but we're sure you're more happy. It was great talking to you Monday evening. You sounded much stronger at the end of this round than after the first. We believe your will is just as strong as ever. Just keep hold of God's hand and HE will lead you through. It seems that everyone we talk to has you on their church's prayer list. Keep praying and we will, too.

    Love you both,

    Mom and Dad Dycus

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  15. We haven't heard anything in a while but based on what we're reading, you've just finished another round of chemo. Bradley, you and Marissa are in our prayers, as well as Bill and Paula and Ms. Mary. Tonight this scripture came to my mind and is my prayer for you "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone O God, make me dwell in safety."

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  16. Hey Marissa and Bradley!

    Love the pictures! I hope you both had a good 4th. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Continue to stay strong!

    Love always,
    Steve and Jenny

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  17. Hi Been cleaning this morning - trying to get everything done before I leave. Hope you have a good day. Love, mom

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  18. Hi Just wanted to let you know that I have not forgotten you two today. Had a fun day. Met my wonderful friends for lunch. I got some nice cards and gifts for my birthday. Weather is hot here today. Wish it would get cooler and rain. Not many days till I come. Starting to get things ready. Looking forward to seeing you both! Love, mom

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