Today has been a rough day for me. It is so easy to look at your circumstances and have them overwhelm you at times. But I have to encourage myself like King David did (1 Samual 30:6) and remember who I am in Christ. One good thing about this blog is that I can go back and see the victories that we have had along the way. I can be reminded of how God has faithfully shown Himself at all the right times. The thing about God is that if He is perfect, that means that He can never be late. My battle this week has been against stress, anxiety, and weariness. But I have been promised the victory and I stand on that promise.
We are coming down the homestretch now with the chemotherapy. We go in for counts tomorrow. The nurse told us when we went in for counts on Tuesday that his numbers were dropping, so she anticipates he will either get blood or platelets tomorrow. We are believing that the numbers will stay up next week so we can stay on track to be finished on September 14. Three more weeks. It is amazing that we are almost done.
I ask you to pray for sister, Ginny. She had a freak accident the other night. She stepped on a pair of sandals that were beside her bed, which caused her ankle to twist and snapped both bones in her lower leg. She had surgery this morning and will be unable to walk on it for 6 weeks.
Today, we got a call from one of the doctors that works at GHSU. He takes the kids out on his boat to fish at the lake and Caleb and I will be going with him next Friday to catch some Clarks Hill bass! We are looking forward to it and I will have to post some pictures.
Caleb and Joshua are enjoying homeschooling this year. Who would have ever thought that I would be a stay-at-home dad? It’s not my choice because of having to take care of Caleb, but we are making the best of it. We are using Georgia Cyber Academy, which is the state of Georgia online public school. We have had some technical difficulties, but we are adapting to the system and we all like how it is set up. I wish that we could put the boys in a good school when Caleb is done with the chemo in a few weeks, but that is out of our reach right now. Eventually, I will be able to get back to work and we will have more options. Right now, we are being content with our situation and enjoying the time together. And we may just keep it like it is. We are praying for direction.
Once again, thanks for being there with us. I already feel more encouraged just by getting some of this out and knowing that God is in control in every way. We trust Him. He sees the end from the beginning. Please continue to stand with us and agree with us in prayer on these things. Our God is greater!
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous.Be strong. -1 Corinthians 16:13 (NLT)
Caleb at the hospital last week