Saturday, September 09, 2006

Sorry for not posting

We are truly sorry for not posting any information for such a long time. We have been rather busy and just recovering from all kinds of stuff. I guess we can just list some of the things that have gone on since May.

1. Grandma Steamboat decided to sell the home in Hawaii Kai and has found something smaller. We have been cleaning and dumping things since the end of May. Five large dumpsters later, the house is going on the market tomorrow.

2. On July 1, 2006, we lost our baby. At 20 weeks gestation, he was born too early to survive. I was ordered to "take it easy" for about a month. Physically and mentally it took longer than that. I have just recently started to feel better (sometimes).

3. Kaenamoku started football at Pearl City High School. He doesn't attend Pearl City but he is allowed to play for them since we live in the district. He attends a public charter school named Myron B. Thompson Academy.

4. Ka`ilipakalua received her Young Womenhood Recognition Award and Medallion. She is 15 1/2 and now begging for a driver's permit.

5. Samantha was released as Primary President and now is a Cub Scout Den Leader and teacher in the Relief Society.

6. Kauokalani was released as High Priest Group Leader and is now the Cub Master and Sunday School Teacher.

7. Samantha has started teaching hula again. She has four classes. Know of anyone wanting to dance hula? Have them give us a call, email or leave a comment on the blog. She is accepting anyone willing to learn.

8. We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary!!!!!!

9. Mei-Rose is potty training?!?!?!?!?

Finally, Mei-Rose and the histiocytosis. She is doing really well. We have fasted and prayed for her health to be restored and we are truly grateful for the blessings that Heavenly Father has generously poured out upon her. Doctor Glaser had ordered another six months of chemotherapy for her. She just completed the protocol and went for a bone scan and skeletal survey on Wednesday, September 6, 2006. The results of those tests are not back yet but we will give you all the good news as it is made available to us. We thank you for your prayers and support.

As we struggled through the last couple of months with all the trials we had, many of you supported us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Prayers were answered because of your faith and our testimonies have been strengthened. We are so grateful for each one of you. Mahalo.

Check back soon for an update to Mei-Rose's prognosis.