Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hope Secure!

Today is the day for Trav's root canal. The lovely procedure will take place at 9:00 a.m. (CST). Fortunately for him - there is no public school tomorrow so he can stay in and rest. It's a given he is staying home the rest of today. Travis is not a good patient. He won the award for "groaning" after his appendectomy in 05. His hair is so cool though - it's hard to take that seriously.. Of course his mean trumpet playing will be put on hold for a few weeks. That's not like killing him softly - it's more like stabbing him with a knife in his scar!

As I said yesterday afternoon - mom is still to sick to have her stress test made. This is not good considering the fact that she is also in pain. She had spiked a temperature yesterday, but it appears to be going back down now. Did I mention I'm still unclear as to why she wasn't put in the hospital almost 2 weeks ago now? Then again, the doctor didn't ask me and there is so much junk going around this town that the hospital has been packed. A couple of weeks ago the public school system was looking at needing to close her doors even. There's a theory going around that it has some thing to do with the water. Please note - I did not say I buy into that theory.

My uncle is back home from being in the hospital. Home health care is coming to visit with him every day. This is a positive thing as he was looking at being put in a nursing home. While that may, on one hand, have been better for my aunt - it would not have been so for him. We greatly appreciate all the prayers, concern, hugs, and love that have been shown.

Please keep the prayers going! And while you're at them you can add the following.....

1) Austin is going to Belize during Spring Break. Friday he is getting the required shots necessary. This is just the first of his trips out of the US as a missionary.

2) Dick is teaching/speaking at a different venue on Saturday night. If you are a college student or a 20 something - you're invited. Send me a message saying you're interested and I'll send you the information on when, where, and etc.

3) Dick is also going to be out of town during Spring Break. He is going to be preaching Sunday morning, Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night, Wednesday night, and serving in the community where he will be at during the day. It is safe to say that the man is really pumped. He will be in IL.

4) I'm writing new Bible studies for the month of March for our 18 to 25 year old group. They've already be forewarned that "The Questionator" will definitely be there! I'm not the type of teacher/leader that talks the whole time. I require interaction! If you're a part of this group - consider yourself loved enough for me to go there with you! Know God loves you even more than I(we) do!

Thanks again! And remember - my (our) Hope is found only in and through God! For the woman who said to me last night, "Well at least you're still standing!" That statement has never been more true! I serve a Risen Savior and it is sheer joy even when dealing with the unpleasant - tough stuff of life's moments.

As always, dear reader, you've been prayed for!

1 comment:

Will_nottheactor said...

Wow, you have been busy!! You probably know by now, but the RC thing is really not that bad. Once the root was zapped out, there is no more "pain" jsut some post-drilling discomfort, which should be passed by now (since it was yesterday). The antibiotics are key - finish them so the bad germs get kileld off. I just went through that process and got my crown last week, so the worst part is over. :-)

Prayers for you, your family, and the rest of your list, neighbor.