Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thank you all, my dear friends!

A wonderful friend of mine, a talented photographer, came to my house to take some pictures of Joey. He put Joey's pictures on Flickr to spread the words. (Thank you, Garth! You are the best!) I put one of them on top of the blog. Here is another one. Joey looks like holding a sword and the shadow behind is my family. These pictures give me strength, comfort and love. 

In the very dark days of my life, I have tremendous support from friends and people I never met. Every day, my email box is full of greetings from far, encouragement, recipes, Bible verses, prayers, advice on financial situation...All these helps me become a "caregiver survivor". Sometimes when I feel so overwhelmed with new responsibilites, I put down my head in the elbow, close my eyes, wtih a deep breath, think of my friends and move on.

One day, I asked Joey how we can possibly thank all these people who help us. To a lot of people, I don't even know an address to mail thank you card. Joey said he would draw a picture to show appreciation. Joey complains about learning Chinese and doesn't enjoy reading a book in Chinese, but he is always fascinated by Chinese culture. So he decided to draw a Chinese imperial dragon. I told him this is the strongest dragon I can ever imagine.

 Thank you, my friends. My boy will be as strong as a dragon and I will be as strong as him.


  1. Wow, that's the best dragon I ever saw! Joey is so talented. He will recover! We are all waiting for his good news! ---lots of love, auntie Qianqian

  2. Joey, your dragon looks just like real! You are such a brave boy. Best withes!

  3. Awesome drawing, so vivid! Best bless to Joey and your whole family. We are together with you, Joey!

  4. what a talented little artist!
    wish you all the best.
    --friend from smallhandbighand

  5. Joey, you are the dragon warrior! This boy is so brave and strong. We all love you! -- friend of your dad

  6. 土土,你的龙画得真好,加油!

  7. a Wonderful kid with a lot of talent! I pray our God heals him soon. a wonderful parents too. Share a few Bible verses with you, Kathy:

    Psalm 46:1-3, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

    Exodus 23: 25, Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.

    A sister from GCCC

  8. What an amazing drawing. Joey is a talented artist in addition to his other abilities! We think about Joey daily and look forward to seeing him at boy scouts again soon.
    Jen (Ben's mom)

  9. Perfect dragon drawn by a perfectly terrific kid!

  10. Great drawing!
    The confidence makes great work in fighting with the disease. You and joey are doing a wonderful work. We all appreciate and benefit from your sharing and fighting. So continue fighting and we'll win!

  11. ISAIAH 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.

    REVELATION 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

  12. 画得真好! 加油!

  13. Dear Kathy,

    Joey's spirit is amazing and he is such a talented boy.

    Our heart and prayers are with you. May the lord heal him! May he bless you with peace, renewed strength, hold your hand and help you take one step at a time.

    Hope you take good care of yourself at this difficult period of life's journey.

    In him,


  14. I am so amazed by joey's talent, your family's spirit and strength. Your story brights up my day! Forgive me that I didn't come to see the blog sooner! I know that "busy" is always the cheap and lame excuse. But anyway, I am happy that I finally come and witness a strong life story.

    Thank you so much!
    God bless you and your family!

  15. I don't know how I missed this post- Joey is incredibly talented, what a perfect dragon! He is the strongest and bravest boy I know :)