It was a weekend for the books. We had three special reasons to celebrate, so like any good Italian we threw a huge party with tons of food. Almost 60 people came (sorry we couldn't invite more friends....my house would burst) to drink with us, eat with us and thank the Lord for his goodness he has poured out on us.
Our main celebration was for Lucia! On the 26th Looch turned three! Man I can't even think of my life without her. She is a joy. I can't say enough good things about this kid. She is smart, funny, energetic, inquisitive, kind...I could go on...because we are kind of obsessed with her. She is really into the Lion Guard...a spin off of Lion King, so that was this year's theme.
This is my favorite video from the party. Man she is so cute.
Our second reason to celebrate was a big one. After four long months of chemotherapy Josh is finished...and completely cancer free!!! Four months doesn't sound like a long time to be fighting cancer and thank Jesus it was wrapped up in that amount of time...but it was challenging. Having a pregnant wife, working full-time, raising a toddler and fighting cancer is not what anyone wants to be doing. Thankfully, Josh handled the treatment like a champ and is done. Forever. We believe that. Stand with us on that friends.
If you have not read the full story about his diagnosis, here is the link www.lisammartone.com/homepage/our-journey-through-cancer
Our third cake (yes, we had three cakes) was for the new baby! I am 26 weeks pregnant this week, but we waited to find out the gender of our miracle baby until the party so we could do it with family and friends. I had a feeling it was a boy because of the situation this baby came into and some things God had revealed to us, but I wasn't sure!! My mom amazingly kept the secret for almost a month and was on cake duty. Here is a video of the reveal and some pictures.
It was a wonderful day surrounded by many of the local people who have supported us through this journey. It will be a day etched in my mind forever. A day that placed cancer and sickness behind us and new life in front of us. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us. Love you friends.
Hello friends! I am Lisa. Lover of Christ and family, a former television reporter, a wife and mom who strives to live a healthy, toxic free lifestyle.