To our Dear Friends—
You are loving well, you are praying well, and God is pouring His mercy on us. Yesterday (Sunday) was Christina’s hardest day to this point. She spent most of the day crying, hardly able to move because of pain, and despairing at the loss of some of her most basic visual skills. We called for a prescription to help alleviate muscle spasms and by evening and an hour of massage she was beginning to relax. We have learned not to presume what the next day will hold so we have been thrilled with today. Christina slept very late and woke with mild pain instead of excruciating pain and has had a great day. We took a walk in the sun, and she’s eaten well and laughed well. As Tammy was leaving for the store, she asked if Christina wanted anything. Christina’s response was funny—“Pick me up a brain with no cancer, make sure all the vision parts are intact and working, and a head with no incision would be wonderful”. Tammy didn’t find any of that at the store.
We had a wonderful visit from Pastor Mike and Jan Jones and Kim Mason. We talked and prayed, laughed and cried. It was a great time AND Kim stayed behind for a little extra visit. What a beautiful surprise.
We press on—with much help from all of you. Meals are still being brought in by Christina’s church. Dave and Tammy continue to minister with presence and whatever help we need. Peter and Steph Quint never stop helping. Peter has been such a knowledgeable source of medical information and Steph helps with everything from prayer, to food to comfort items to cleaning. She also puts up with our rotating “parties”. This home is a beautiful place of peace and strength and rest. I am still amazed at the abundant way God provides for us. We even had a dear friend from Montana call and arrange to have dinner delivered on Thursday night (thanks Al)—above and beyond!!!!
My heart overflows with thanksgiving and I stand in faith saying, My Lord is risen and has given me everything I need to walk through this life. He is present, He is powerful, He is compassionate, His kindness overflows, and His peace is abundant. What more could I desire?
P.S. We LOVED the video Emily. We laughed and laughed. What a gift of love.
P.P.S. Christina said that she would like to get presents from Dave and Tammy, not just presence.
P.P.P.S. Dave is out right now buying nail polish to give Christina a pedicure.