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desperate for peace

Last Wednesday, Gray had to go through his remaining tests before his scheduled stem cell transplant this week. He also had another bone marrow biopsy first thing in the morning. The biopsy went well. We don’t have any results yet but we are hoping and praying for great news! When Gray was waking up from his surgery sedation he was doing and saying some pretty cute and funny things! He was convinced that there were “men walking on the ceiling” and he kept asking me what they were doing…??? Of course, I couldn’t see these “men” but Gray was pretty concerned about why they were there! It was hard not to let out a little laugh! He’s so cute! From the variety of tests that Gray underwent last week we have received some results. They aren’t great but according to Grayson’s doctors they could be worse. First, Gray’s kidneys aren’t functioning at the level they had hoped. They are still working well enough to proceed with treatment but they were hoping for better results. They will simply continue monitoring his kidneys during this week’s transplant as it will be the hardest thing Gray’s little body has had to endure thus far. We also learned that Gray has lost some of his high frequency hearing. Obviously, we weren’t happy to hear that he had lost any hearing at all but the nurses assured us that it could be much worse. If you can count that as reassurance. It’s definitely a reality check each time you hear how your baby’s treatment is effecting his body. The reality that Gray really is fighting cancer, fighting for his life, slaps you in the face yet again. It’s also a constant reminder that this fight will be something that follows him for the rest of his life. Not only will he have to undergo cancer scans yearly (if not more often) for all of his life but he will also be forced to deal with hearing loss and a variety of other tests simply to make sure his body is working as it should. Just working enough to live. It’s a harsh reality but something that we try hard not to think about in our day to day. In this moment we simply try to focus on getting our baby well. Getting him healthy. This morning Gray is checking into the hospital for his 30 day stem cell transplant. Today he has surgery to install another port into his chest and then tomorrow he will begin a week long chemo treatment to prepare him for the transplant. We cannot ask enough or thank you enough for your prayers during this time. We thought that chemo treatments were scary but in comparison to what Gray will have to go through over the next month chemo seems like the easy part! We are told that this stem cell trasnplant can and will make Grayson “violently ill”. He will suffer unimaginable side effects and will most likely stop eating or drinking. They will feed him through a tube. There are so many harsh side effects that we can’t and don’t want to list them all. We are doing our best to keep our faith and know that for whatever reason God’s plan for Gray is to walk through this trial. God’s plan for our family is to walk with him. At the moment, we can’t begin to imagine why but all we can do is trust that our God is loving and kind and wouldn’t ask us to endure anything we cannot handle. As impossible as that may seem at times. Taking Gray to the hospital this morning is really tough. It’s a drive that we’ve made hundreds of times at this point but this time it feels different. We know what we’re about to ask Gray to endure and yet he has no idea.

These past few weeks at home have been wonderful. They have allowed us to live normally. We have been reminded of who our little Grayson really is! He’s an awnry, energetic and very sweet three-year-old boy and we absolutely hate to put him through what he’s about to go through. While we know, as his parents, that this is what is good for him in the long run it’s still hard to watch our baby get so sick knowing that he doesn’t understand in his young mind that really this is making him better. Please pray that we will have peace. We need peace that truly passes all understanding. There is no handbook that prepares you for what we have had to walk through thus far and we know that the month-long road ahead will ask us to endure more then we ever thought we could. We need God to strengthen us in moments when we are weak and allow us to rest at times when we think it is impossible. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this upcoming hospital stay would be impossible to endure without our friends, our family, your prayers and most importantly without our God. Thank you so much for all you’ve given us so far in Gray’s fight against cancer. We can’t thank you enough for praying without ceasing and fighting right along with us. And we simply want to thank you in advance for continuing to stand with us during this next phase of treatment. It’s not going to be easy, and we aren’t going to pretend that it is, but we know that in every moment there are so many praying with us and believing with us. That alone gives us endurance and strength to move forward. Your faith strengthens our faith when we don’t see any way to stand another day. Gray’s last meal at home before going to the hospital was, of course, cheese and chocolate milk! He never ceases to crack us up! He and his monkey (who’s name is “monkey”) shared their shredded cheese but I’m pretty sure Gray kept all of the chocolate milk for himself!

“But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteousness, of your salvation all day long, though I know not its measure. I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim your righteousness, yours alone.” Psalm 71: 14-16

shadow of your wings

In preparation for Gray’s stem cell transplant next week, he has to go through a variety of scans and tests. Before something as vigerous and hard on the body as this 30 day transplant will be, the doctors want to be sure that Gray’s heart, kidneys and other organs are strong enough to endure the next phase of treatment. Yesterday Gray had an echocardiogram, an EKG, a CT full body scan and an MIBG bone scan. The day started out pretty rough. Gray wasn’t allowed to eat or drink in the morning and, of course, he woke up both very hungry and very thirsty. So, Gray started off cranky. There’s nearly nothing worse then having to tell your baby “no” when all he’s asking for is something to eat or drink. It wears on us emotionally as his parents. If only he could understand. The first test scheduled for the day was the echocardiogram and Gray struggled through it. We did our best to calm him but were nervous for what the day would bring. Especially if Gray was already upset during his first test. After the heart tests, Gray went onto his full body and bone scans. While we were nervous about how it would go we have to say that GRAY DID AWESOME!!!! This was the first scan he’s ever had where he didn’t have to be sedated!! He was so brave and laid very still while the doctors did the scan. We were very proud of him!! After all of his tests, we were more then happy to head back home. Every moment we  have at home before Gray’s 30-day admission for his transplant is a treasured moment. Today, we are back at the hospital for another day full of tests. Gray still has clinic and a bone marrow biopsy before his next scheduled treatment. He also has to visit the dentist this week. Apparently, before he can have the stem cell transplant they have to be sure there aren’t any infections or bacteria in his teeth or mouth. The best we can explain it is that because the stem cell transplant can cause some terrible side effects, including mouth sores, they want to minimize Gray’s risk of spreading infection throughout his body as much as they possibly can. We just ask for your continued prayers as we walk through this week. Gray is doing so well with his tests this week but we are nervous about both the dentist visit and, of course, the upcoming stem cell transplant. We truly need peace that passes understanding and we need strength as a family. Some days are easier then others but the weight of a cancer diagnosis on a family member, particularly a child, is something that never ceases to bear heavily on your mind. It’s always there. It’s haunting. It’s aggressive. It’s frightening. We are doing our best to push anxiety from our hearts and minds as Gray approaches his stem cell transplant but the possible side effects and overall treatment is something that you just can’t help but think about. This is a serious treatment with possibly serious consequences and we just hope and pray that the benefits of the treatment far outweigh the negative side effects. It’s been very hard for us during this break to see our little Grayson’s personality shining through and know what the future holds. He lives his life without a clue or a care of what tomorrow may bring while we, as his mom and dad, know that in a matter of a few short days he will be going through the toughest battle of his treatment thus far. It will be physically demanding, emotionally challenging and a fight we will have to stand through as a family. I think we are as ready as we possibly can be but that just doesn’t seem like enough. Each and every time we see our baby going through another test, another treatment and another surgery it’s like ripping a scab off of a wound. It’s almost as if we know Gray has cancer and we see one treatment or one test and then we have a few “normal” days at home, just enough to make you feel like you have your little boy back, and then something happens setting you back and reminding you in the rawest of ways that YES, your son has cancer. He’s battling for his life. He’s fighting a fight most wouldn’t have the strength to endure. We are thankful for the strength of our baby, for the support of our friends and family and for your prayers. This journey is hard enough WITH faith that we can’t even begin to imagine how people walk this road without a loving God to hold them up when they can’t stand on their own.

“There is a God who loves me, who wraps me in His arms. That is the place where I’m free. That’s where I belong. Take me to that place Lord, to that secret place where I can be with you and you can make me like you. Wrap me in your arms. Wrap me in your arms. Wrap me in your arms.”

irreplaceable

Grayson is home…again!!!! We wish he had never had to go back into the hospital but it turned out to be necessary and ultimately we’re glad we made the decision to take him in. Shortly after Gray was admitted we learned he had RSV for the second time. He was given antibiotics and tylenol and, while they did help, before we could leave the hospital we were told Gray needed a blood transfusion. It may sound kind of weird to say but it’s amazing what one blood transfusion can do! Soon after receiving his transfusion Gray perked up! His mood turned completely around and we saw our little boy beaming through once again! Gray was released the next day and we’re oh so happy to be back home! Thank you for all your prayers for a quick recovery. Gray is back to his old 3-year-old-self again! And while that “self” is quite awnry we couldn’t be happier to be laughing, smiling and just being a family. “Just being a family” is something so easily taken for granted. We love this pic! Absolutely love it! Gray somehow made his way into a bakset of clean laundry and, as you can tell, was quite proud of his little idea! Isn’t he just oh so cute!? We certainly think so! Please continue to pray for health in our home. I think it goes without saying that we absolutely, positively, without a doubt DO NOT want to make anymore unscheduled trips to the hospital between now and Gray’s next scheduled treatment. Please also pray for continued strength and rest for us as Gray’s parents and family. Regardless of the good times, and believe me we live for those times, caring for a three year old with cancer never makes for an easy day. We don’t just live day to day or hour to hour…we truly live moment to moment and any prayer for rest and peace is greatly appreciated. In honor of our break from treatment, though, we did want to share some of the sweeter and more memory worthy moments we have shared as a family recently. Obviously, because Gray has been exposed to so many medical procedures in his short life he has learned a thing or two about how to give a shot and heal an ouchie. He now tends to play doctor alot with anything and everything he can get his hands on! Whether he’s accessing Buzz Lightyer’s chemo port or pretending to give medicine to every person to walk through the door, Gray has become quite the little doctor. Most recently he decided that the vacuum cleaner needed some special medical attention! Too funny!

Though cancer is never far from our thoughts, or our daily routine, we cherish the memories we are able to make. Those normal moments that seem to present themselves when you least expect it. Those precious moments. They’re irreplaceable.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

so much for a break…

Well so much for a healthy, happy month off from hospital stays and treatment schedules. Once again, cancer reminds us that it has a mind of its own and here we are in the hospital. Sunday, Gray began running a fever. He was also complaining of a tummy ache. We watched and waited. Then in the middle of the night, Sunday night, Gray’s fever spiked at about 4AM and we were forced to take him into the hospital. They admitted him for tests. While waiting for the test results to come back the doctor’s decided to go ahead and give Gray antibiotics and Tylenol. His blood counts had dropped to 180. At first, we were told that Gray would stay in the hospital for 24-48 hours but this morning we received the results of Gray’s blood tests and unfortunately he has RSV…again. We also learned that Gray’s blood counts have dropped even further to 80. So, here we are in the hospital indefinitely. We’ve only been told that Gray has to stay admitted until his counts recover and for further monitoring of his RSV. RSV is so scary in young cancer patients because it can easily progress to pneumonia which can be extremely dangerous. Thankfully we got him to the hospital right away and so hopefully his early treatment of antibiotics will keep that from happening. Please pray for a quick recovery for our little man and for strength for us as a family. We desperately want to enjoy our month at home before Gray is admitted for his stem cell transplant and this sort of interruption is simply NOT welcome! Thank you all for your prayers and for your support. We will keep you posted.

“It is when a crisis arises that we instantly reveal upon whom we rely. If we have been learning to worship God and to place our trust in Him, the crisis will reveal that we can go to the point of breaking, yet without breaking our confidence in Him.” -Oswald Chambers

“I lift up my soul”

Gray is home!!!! He actually came home Sunday and has been doing really well. His sixth round of chemo went as was expected. Gray was sick almost immediately after receiving his first day of treatments and continued to be sick over his three days of chemo. We’re grateful, though, to finally have Gray home for what is scheduled to be an extended time off from any treatment. Please pray that this next month is, in fact, interruption free. We desperately need some down time…family time…home time. While we’re eager for the next few weeks and as much “normal time” as we can possibly muster, the next phase of Gray’s treatment still weighs heavily in our minds. The progress Gray has made thus far is so very exciting. We’re so thankful to God for all he has done in our baby’s body and for how he has used this time in our families life for his glory but the past four months is only the beginning. Gray still has a lengthy treatment plan ahead of him and the doctor’s have all but told us that the upcoming treatments are more aggressive and will be even more difficult on Gray. Just the possible side effects that have been described to us are enough to keep any parent up at night. Please pray that we have strength and peace as a family as we prepare ourselves for Gray’s treatment schedule over the next few months and also pray that, in the mean time, we can push the stress of what lies ahead as far from our minds as possible and make a month full of memories. We would also greatly appreciate your prayers for Gray to stay healthy over the next few weeks so that he stays on schedule for his bone marrow transplant. We also need prayer for some important decisions we have to make in the very near future. When Gray was initially diagnosed, he was placed in a treatment study. Within this study we knew there was a possibility he would be subjected to otherwise optional treatments that could further Gray’s recovery and also help other children in the future. We were recently given the choice to stay within the treatment study or opt out and combined with other information we have been given we are truly struggling with this decision. We not only hold the health and life of our own son in our decision but we can’t help but consider the fact that our decision also effects the future of cancer treatment in the lives of countless other children. Sigh. It’s something that we’re desperately praying about and not taking lightly. We would appreciate you joining us in prayer about this decision. It’s overwhelming. We can’t say thank you enough for all your prayers. Thank you for continuing to follow Gray’s story and for spreading the word of his progress. We were so excited to hear the news about Gray’s tumors and we knew you were all rejoicing with us. The next month may seem like a lull in Gray’s treatment but he’s still fighting, every single day, he’s fighting. Cancer is our everyday. Gray still has countless medicines, shots and more physical side effects from chemo then we can even begin to describe. Cancer is horrible. Chemotherapy may be behind us, and we’re grateful for that, but please continue to stand with us as we walk through the remainder of Gray’s treatment. Gray is so brave and so strong and at this moment we, as his family, are simply doing our best to model ourselves after him! He teaches us about life every single day!

“Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.” Psalm 86:1-4

spread the word!!!!

Word has spread fast and alot have already heard the good news, but for all those who don’t know yet we received the results of Gray’s biopsy this week from the hospital. We are so happy to report that the biopsy came back showing that all of Gray’s tumors are dead and there are no living cancer cells in his tissue!!!! Hallelujah!!!! Words simply can’t describe the weight that is lifted from a parent’s shoulders the moment you hear news like that!!!! I mean, really, it’s the best news a mom or dad could possibly receive!!!! The nurse did explain that while the chemo treatments are working and Gray’s tumors are no longer living, cancerous cells he still has to finish out his entire treatment plan. We wish that wasn’t the case but it’s for the health of our baby boy. With any cancer, but with neuroblastoma specifically, the cancer can be growing in another area without the doctor’s knowing or could be living in areas they can’t see. So, just to be certain, Gray will continue to undergo his sixth round of chemo followed by his stem cell transplant and further treatment  after that. While the road ahead is still long and the realistic, human side of us knows that at any moment Gray’s prognosis could change and with one simple phone call we could very easily be back in a desperate fight for our babies life at this moment we have to rejoice in our good news! We have to force ourselves to live in today! It’s a good day!!! Gray went in for his pre-chemo blood tests yesterday and his counts were really good! So, this morning we took Gray into the hospital to be admitted for his sixth round of chemo. This treatment is five days. We want to thank you so much for your continued prayers! We truly believe they are being answered! God is healing our little boy! We still stand on the promise that Gray’s cancer and this trial in our families life is being and will continue to be used for God’s glory and his glory alone! Please continue to pray and continue to share Gray’s story. And above all give God the glory! Thank you Jesus for what you’re doing in our babies life in thank you for using him to reach so many. You are our healer!

“Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, to him who rides the ancient skies above, who thunders with mighty voice. Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the skies. You are awesome, O God, in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!” Psalm 68:32-35

CHOCOLATE MILK!!!!

Gray’s recovery from his recent surgery was difficult, to say the least. Gray was ordered to stay on a clear liquids diet until he met a few requirements set up by the doctors and that took longer then expected. He went without any food and not much more then a few ice chips for two entire days. Talk about miserable. Gray was miserable and whoever was in the room caring for him was miserable too. The poor kid would just whine over and over that he wanted chocolate milk, at times even demanding that someone bring him some of his favorite drink. If we’re not mistaken, we even belive that he tried to trick us into giving him a drink of milk or juice by simply asking for his backpack (where he knew there was a sippy) or whispering to his brother to bring him his cup! He’s so sneaky! During his first night after surgery, Gray didn’t sleep a wink and actually ended up yanking the tube from his nose. Then, on top of everything else, Gray had a reaction to his morphine and became so itchy that he actually scratched his skin raw in several places. He now looks like he fell and scraped his body across the concrete. Poor guy. The nurses switched his pain meds and by the afternon of our second day in the hospital Gray was finally napping and his spirits were  up! Gray has actually recovered from surgery quickly, overall! In fact, today he was able to come home! Originally, he was supposed to stay in the hospital until his sixth chemo treatment but the doctor’s decided he could come home and finish recovering from surgery. We’re  not going to lie, it’s awesome to be home! And during this visit to the hospital Gray kept asking to go home. He too was sick of being  in the hospital. So, as of now, Gray’s treatment plan is to recover at home and then begin his next round of inpatient chemo on Thursday. He has had some pain at home but honestly we think he’s recovering better then the rest of the family! Hospital stays take awhile to recoup from, especially when it comes to sleep. On Gray’s surgery date, some of our close family friends visited to support us during the surgery. As Gray woke from surgery all he talked about, asked for and got upset about was chocolate milk! He had chocolate milk on the brain and nothing else would satisfy his craving! As one of our friends left the hospital that day she promised to return with chocolate milk as soon as the doctors would allow it and she kept her promise! On Friday, she came for another visit and brought Gray a six pack of chocolate  milk and a whole gift bag of “cow themed” goodies! With everything from a farm animal puzzle, a board book featuring cows and even a stuffed cow Gray was stocked up on all things chocolate milk! The best part, though, was the “I Like Chocolate Milk” t-shirt! So cute!

Thank you all for your continued prayers for Gray and our family! Receiving the news, after Gray’s surgery, that his tumors appeared to be nothing more then hardened masses of dead tissue was so relieving and we know, with full faith, that your prayers are being answered! While the road ahead is long and there are many treatments and long hospital stays in our future, we move forward knowing that God hears our cries for our baby boy and He knows what the future holds. He wrote the story of Gray long before he was a dream in our hearts or a thought in our minds and we trust that His healing hand will continue to protect our little boy. We still have not received the results of the biopsy taken from Gray’s tumors during his surgery. We are anxious for the results and are hoping to get them early next week. Please pray for a peace that passes understanding during the wait and in the coming weeks. We also want to thank you all for remembering Grayson tomorrow on Pray4Gray Day. The worldwide support being shown to our family is overwhelming and humbling but we couldn’t be more grateful! We honestly believe we won’t be able to understand or comprehend how far Gray’s story has reached until we get to heaven. We love you all.

“But let all how take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:11-12

a reminder

This morning, Gray underwent surgery in an attempt to remove the tumors in his abdomen and around his aorta. He was taken into surgery at 9:30AM and his surgery and recovery took several hours. When the surgeon came into our waiting room to deliver news of how the surgery went, “nervous” isn’t a big enough  word to describe how we felt. I’m certain that the entire room held it’s breath in unison, hanging on every word leaving the surgeon’s mouth. As she spoke, though, we were happy to learn that Gray’s surgery went very well! Once the surgeon was able to get a look at Gray’s tumors she explained that all of his tumors “looked” like dead cancer cells. The tumors were hardened and, apparently, that’s a good thing! Because the tumors appeared to be dead, they didn’t remove much of them today. Instead, they took a biopsy from several of them and scraped as much as they could from his aorta. We should get the results on whether there are any cancerous cells left within the week. If his tumors are cancer free then the tumors don’t have to be fully removed from his body! We are so thankful for the news so far and hope for more good news to come! As gray woke from surgery he wasn’t too happy to find that he had tubes running from his nose and his arms and hands were restrained in soft casts to keep him from pulling and tugging at all of the tubes coming from his body. He was groggy, very thirsty and plain ol’ upset. Now, later in the evening, Gray is experiencing some pain but is doing his best to rest. He’s doing very well considering all he’s been through today and overall he’s been quite the trooper! He’s so brave! Thank you all for your prayers and many well wishes today. Please continue to stand in prayer with us this week as Gray recovers from surgery. After recovery we will remain in the hospital for Gray’s sixth round of chemo. We, along with Gray, are exhausted. While we care for Gray we hope to get even the slightest bit of rest for ourselves. Today was a long day.

A reminder of how fragile life is. How sweet life is. How kind it can be. A reminder that our baby is still our baby. His tiny toes. His sleeping eyes. His demanding voice! A reminder not to take anything for granted. Not a breath, not a sigh, not a laugh, not a grin. A reminder not to take any moment for granted. A reminder to love.

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2

bubble boy!

Well, we survived being snowed in last week and now we’re looking forward to life this week. Gray is scheduled to have blood tests this afternoon to determine if he is ready for surgery. If all comes back at the appropriate levels, then Gray is scheduled for surgery TOMORROW! We never ever could have imagined praying that either of our children WOULD have surgery but we’re most certainly ready for this to be done. We want to have Gray’s tumor removed and we are anxious to hear the good (we mean GREAT, WONDERFUL, MIRACULOUS) report that they were able to get all of it!! There could be no better news!! Please pray with us today that Gray’s blood tests will come back above and beyond normal. He needs strength for surgery and we need emotional and mental strength as well. We are also asking the Lord for peace that passes understanding during this time. While we are ready for Gray to undergo this surgery, it’s still indescribable all of the thoughts and feelings that you have as a parent of a sick child, especially a child with cancer. While we do feel that a weight will be lifted once the surgery is completed there is still such a long road ahead and so many “un-knowns” right now. During Gray’s surgery, they will once again check his bone marrow to see if any cancer has returned to that area. Please pray for another good report about his marrow. If for some reason the cancer has returned to his bone marrow then we have been forewarned by the doctors that the prognosis from that point forward isn’t as hopeful. We need good news. Again, we can’t thank you all enough for your constant support of our family and your constant prayers for us and Grayson. It means the world. While our minds are flooded with questions, thoughts both good and bad, constant prayer and we battle endless “what if’s” we wanted to share in today’s post a funny picture! While we were giving Gray his bath last night, big brother Seth decided to “give Gray hair”!! Sure it’s bubble hair but we think it works!!

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you: my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1

postponed but praising!

Thank you to you all for your well wishes, thoughts and prayers this morning as Gray was scheduled to have surgery today. Unfortunately, Gray’s surgery has been postponed yet again. This cancellation was due more to the weather conditions in Oklahoma City then anything else but one more weekend at home will also give Gray just that much more time to recover from his RSV. We should hear from the hospital today or tomorrow, to be sure, but we’re hoping to have Gray’s surgery rescheduled for sometime early next week. We are definitely getting anxious about “getting the surgery over with” so to speak. It’s almost more draining to prepare yourself both mentally and emotionally for a surgery over and over again that keeps getting pushed back. We do appreciate your continued support and covet your continued prayers. For this weekend we are just enjoying family time. Being snowed in has made for some great memories and while it’s been difficult to keep Gray indoors and not tromping through the snow drifts outside it has still been fun to be “stuck inside” as a family! We’ll keep you posted as we receive updates and hope to deliver wonderful news of a successful surgery soon!

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” Psalm 118:24

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