Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day Zero! November 15, 2012

Day Zero with my best friend!

Today is the day!  Another birthday.  I will not bore everyone with the complete medical process. You can google it.  STEM CELL TRANSPLANT DAY!  DAY ZERO!

Throughout this journey, Chris and I have prayed for "hope."  Hope in Christ, a future, hope to be back with my students, hope in a treatment plan..............HOPE!

Family is here for this day.  I was wide awake at 3:45.  Not worrying; just anxious.  Pre-game jitters.  I know the opponent, but  it's a new, unknown path.

"start moving. Follow it. Make sure you keep a proper distance between you and it, about half a mile—be sure now to keep your distance!—and you'll see clearly the route to take. You've never been on this road before."  Joshua 3:3-4 (The Message)

     In The Fellowship of the Ring, the first movie of the Lord of the Rings, Frodo and Sam are leaving their beloved shire, a land of streams and valleys and meadows and forests.  They are on a journey that will take them to the very ends of the earth, only they don't realize that yet.  They think they are simply traveling to the next country.  

     As they cross a field, Sam stops.  Frodo stops also.  "What's the matter, Sam?"  Frodo asks.
"If I take one more step, " Sam says, "I'll have gone further than I've been before."
     Frodo smiles, walks back to him, puts his arm around him and answers, "Come on, Sam!  As Gandalf says, 'It's a dangerous thing, just going out the door.'"     (The Fellowship of the Ring)
Mom and Dad 2

Today I take a new step.  My world will not be the same for a while.  Tough days ahead, but it seems a dangerous thing just going out the door. But I do not go alone.
Dr. Bhushan, God's blessing for my new birthday!
Lilian, one of my angel nurses
Chris decorated my room with family and scripture

Ryan's new tribute to Dad

Hold Fast!


Georgia Neeley said...

You and Chris are an inspiration to me... Love you both! Always in my prayers. <3

Wal_buck said...

As I read through the comments about what a great man, husband, father and grandfather all I can think about is Coach Weaver. I remember all times in the locker room when you circled us up, each guy holding the hand of another teammate or coach. We said the Lord's Prayer together... Every game.
You instilled that character in all of us, even when we acted like we were not hearing, we were listening.

When I was in Sunday school several years ago, we were asked how we pray.... Some just talk to God and others have rituals. I shared with the class that I had learned how to pray from my HS basketball coach. Each time I pray I begin with the Lords Prayer, then open dialogue with God.

I just said the Lord's Prayer for you Coach, I pray you felt it and know what a positive influence you were and are for so many people.

God Bless,
Walt Buckaloo (FHS '91)

Mike said...

Coach Weaver, I look back to that Frisco HS team of 92-93 that the sports writers expected to go no where. You inspired the boys to reach high which inspired us parents and the entire school body. The smile you gave us after each game, win or lose, was always appreciated. Now it is our turn to try to pay you back a little with our thoughts and prayers.

We will patiently wait and "listen" to hear of your recovery.

Mike Ryan

Chad said...

You'll beat it Coach. God never puts more on your plate than you can handle (even if it seems hard to believe).I am moving out of state for a job opportunity soon but I wanted to tell you thanks for all the lessons in basketball over the years. I was listening all four years even if it didn't seem like it. Those lessons have carried over into everyday life. Tell your wife I said hi and we are praying for you.

Chad Foster