Baby Ella is doing much better this week. After several uncertain days and unexpected delays, her PICC line was taken out today and they are getting ready to come home. Thank you Lord for your mighty healing work in this little one's life and for holding the family in the palm of your hand. Lord we ask you to go above and beyond for this family and abundantly provide financially for them to cover the lost work time.
Mark got an extension to his unemployment. Thank you Jesus. We have two weeks where we will only get half to pay back a weeks payment for the time we were gone but we can live with that. We are still earnestly seeking the Lord for provision of a job.
The team that went to Joplin arrived home safely and three days early. They had a very good, productive trip. They got to meet some of the people who's houses they were helping to clean up and sort through. Some of the stories from this disaster are both heartbreaking and nothing short of pure miracles at the same time. It reminds me of so many other stories we have heard over the past year or so from Haiti and Japan. Continue to pray for these people who have lost everything and are starting over. They are no where near the end of the clean up and the volunteers are decreasing. Like the Haitians and the Japanese, these people desperately need our prayers.
The tumor was successfully removed from the brain of baby Reese. She has since had another operation having to do with the shunt in her brain. It wasn't draining properly. She will continue to be at Children's for the next 6 months for intensive chemo. Please continue to keep this family and precious little one in your prayers as they face a long, hard road to recovery.
The next precious little one was due to arrive last week but after having an amnio, they determined that her lungs were not quite ready. Three older siblings anxiously await tomorrows anticipated arrival. Not to mention mom and dad. Lord we ask you to be with the Dr.'s as they deliver little Gracie. Give them wisdom and strength. Bless the family as they increase tomorrow and keep your mighty hand upon them all.
The move for Theresa and Roy went better than expected which is always a good way to have a move turn out. They were able to get some what situated and make the rooms feel like home for themselves and the boys. It is a great house in a nice neighborhood with a perfect yard for two boys to play and grow in.
I continue to press in and press on. I am grateful this week that I may have discovered one culprit to the stomach issue that is controllable. We control the ones we can and let go the ones we can't.