Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bunches of Stuffs

Great news; Jason is in remission! This is such encouraging news for all of us. Despite this, he still has to do several more rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant eventually. He started his second round of chemo on Wednesday. He has been sick on and off and he continues to lose hair, but so far he has been doing so much better than last time. His spirits are high and we usually find pretty entertaining things to do in the hospital together.

According to my previous plans I was supposed to fly back to Oregon yesterday. But my family here still need quite a bit of help, and I am one of the few people who Jason asks for. So I adjusted my plans and I am now to remain here for an indefinite period of time. So all my days and many of my nights are spent at the hospital. But I am so grateful to have this opportunity to be useful to my family.

My uncle and I went out for sushi the other afternoon. I'm quite a fan of sushi, but most of my sushi experience thus far involved rolls. But on this day I tried salmon. And ach! It was SO yummy! I wonder how difficult it would be to make sushi at home... Anyone ever done it?

Since I'm going to be here for quite a while I got in touch with the local RUF (Reformed University Fellowship). They have a pretty big group here and I've met some very cool people through this. On Thursday I went to the RUF meeting downtown and we sang O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go. I find the lyrics quite comforting, especially the third verse. Enjoy.
 O Love that wilt not let me go,
I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give Thee back the life I owe,
That in Thine ocean depths its flow
May richer, fuller be.

O Light that foll'west all my way,
I yield my flick'ring torch to Thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray,
That in Thy sunshine's blaze its day
May brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain,
I cannot close my heart to Thee;
I trace the rainbow thru the rain,
And feel the promise is not vain,
That morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head,
I dare not ask to fly from Thee;
I lay in dust life's glory dead,
And from the ground there blossoms red
Life that shall endless be.


  1. Has it actually been three weeks yet??? Time has gone by so fast. I've heard that song before. At first I didn't recognize it, but as I started to read the lyrics I could hear the music run through my head:)

    I'm glad you were able to meet some new people from RUF- sounds encouraging.

    By the way, how's the snow situation?

  2. Making sushi at home is nit-picky, annoying and difficult. (It keeps falling apart).

    But it *is* nice to eat afterwards.

  3. I can't believe you left out how funny it was to see the look on your grandma's face when she tried sushi, or how funny it was when she attempted to use chopsticks!

  4. I think it's great you are doing this for your family! :D

  5. good to read the progress, hope everything gets better with his health and your family in general.

    ps. I love salmon sushi :)

  6. by the way, did you take that photo of the sushi? If you did, I'm very impressed.

  7. Great picture!

    I also really like that song, especially the third verse. Both the hymn and the RUF version are good. It's one of the ones that I can play and sing :)

  8. I am so happy about Jason. :-)

  9. i just started missing you this week. not to bad but if you remain gone i am going to have to replace you.

  10. That is such great news about Jason, and it's a blessing you are able to help your family like this. :-)

    And that is one of my favorite hymns!

    Sushi is something I am not brave enough to try yet...but that's an awesome picture.

  11. My wife makes sushi at home, she is Japanese, manybe that helps. I know they have classes every once in a while at the Newpi Coop.


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