I am writing to ask you to pray. David has been sick off and on since a tick bite and a diagnosis of Lyme Disease. No lab work. Just urgent care and the bulls-eye rash. Oh how I wish we had followed up with his primary doctor. He has had various "viruses" and "flu-like symptoms" and has visited Urgent Care several times since then. Almost three weeks ago, he got a tremendous headache. His joints were aching. He had chills and fever. When he went to our Primary Care Physician, he had lost 20 pounds since his visit 3 months prior. They did some blood work in the office. His labs were not good, but they thought they must be a fluke. The test for Lyme Disease was sent off and he was told to come back for repeat lab work on Monday. (This was a Thursday.) His blood was negative for Lyme Disease. The initial CBC was low on all counts, WBC, RBC, Hct, Hgb, etc. They were not "critical" but still low. Being in healthcare for 35 years, I've seen enough labs to know that this is abnormal. The repeat labs showed the same thing. The next phone call was a referral to Tennessee Oncologist. Our PCP never talked to him about the possibilities. It was an automatic referral.
The story to find God's peace is a testimony in and of itself. Sometime when God's finished giving us a miracle, I'll share how very real He has been to me. Right now, I am at peace. I am not being negative, but realistic that the results may not be what we'd like to hear. Or God may have already answered our prayers and he will be clear when we get there Thursday. Either way, God has been working through it all. He is going to be okay. In my spirit, God spoke to me and said, "This sickness will not end in death." Someone else said, "He will live and not die." And I added, "And proclaim the goodness of the Lord in the land of the Living." There's so much of a redemptive work going on here, in our marriage, with our children, with family, in our finances. Keep us in your prayers.
We love the 4th of July. David was not feeling well, the kids and myself were a little rattled by it all, but we wanted to get together. We like to invite Christina's mom and dad every year. We can watch the fireworks at the fair from our back deck. We do our own version of fireworks. Getting together with family always helps, although I was not myself and a bit on edge.
I hope you'll enjoy the photos.
The girls may look a little frightened but they were really troopers
and had a blast.
They really do love each other and Connor
is such a good big brother and cousin.
These two are total opposites. Cora is our spontaneous little firecracker princess.
Can these two words be used in the same sentence?
Harper is quiet and shy but a real drama queen.
Can those descriptions fit together?
Yes and Yes.
I love that they are different and special.
And Connor, oh my goodness!
He is a typical first born, sweet, sensitive and kind.
You can't see it, but there was a greater display.
Look at the wonder in those eyes!
Right now, this picture stirs my heart like nothing else.
He loves His Grandy, they all do. We all do.
I just can't imagine anything being wrong.
Thanks for your prayers!
TRUST-that's what we're doing.
A verse somewhere says,
"In quiet trust is your salvation."
It has become our salvation as we quietly trust.
May we not forget who is the King of the World.