top of page
  • Julie Gerhart Houts

Looking Up

Happy weekend dear friends!

I hope you had a great week and are enjoying the start to fall, it is so beautiful out there! We are hoping to enjoy it on the patio later today and relax after a long week.

It was a challenging one due to my lack of energy from extremely low blood counts. It was also Kate’s birthday and a big week trying to juggle everything at home without strength. But, we were able to pull it all off and Kate had a very special 13th birthday, ESPECIALLY thanks to ALL the friends and family who went above and beyond to help!! We cannot thank each of you enough, she was super spoiled!!

Although last WEEK really felt like a LONG MONTH of battling, it ended well. The low blood counts are keeping me isolated until they rise, but we did get news that the counts are showing signs of recovery and the doctors are optimistic I will in a better spot in another week or two.

We also received good results from a MRI – the treatment has had a positive impact on the tumors!!! It was great news for us, especially because we didn’t know what to expect. My doctor was very pleased and we are going to begin talking about next steps so we can move quickly on the next phase of treatment once my counts fully recover.

I can’t wait until I can see friends and enjoy days like this with you! And, hopefully that will be soon! Thank you for the love, prayers and support – it carries us all!



Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD your God, he it is that does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.



The Houts Family


Thank you so much for checking in!  We are so thankful for your friendship and support.  

bottom of page