Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Whew.... is all I can say. It has been an extremely busy few days around here. It all started last Wednesday pm with my father-in-law telling me that he had been to the doctor that day for "some chest pain ." Well that doesn't sit well with a cardiac nurse, so naturally, I got him an appointment right away with an interventional cardiologist for the next day. Thursday we visited the doctor in his office and by Friday we were on the cath lab table! Glory to God, all his previous bypass grafts were open and working "right". He does have an aneurysm that will need to be followed as well as REALLY HIGH blood pressure.
Saturday was a fun day with the fam - we went to see High School Musical 3. So sad, they graduated.....Emma actually got a little teary eyed in some parts! But the most fun part was that we went shopping for our operation Christmas child boxes. Each of our children had one box to fill for a child. They got to pick out toys, school supplies, toiletries, etc to go into the boxes. The boxes will then be sent to Samaritan Purse, who will distribute the boxes and tell each child about Jesus. The boxes that Samaritan Purse distributes may be all the Christmas that child receives. We also pray for the child receiving the box - even though we don't know them, we pray that they will experience the love of Christ. Not through presents, but through hearing the Gospel. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be set free, that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their oppressors, and that the time of the Lord's favor has come. Luke 4:18-19
Sunday was a day of church, but for some reason around here, everyone woke up a bit grumpy. Do any of you ever feel that way? Thank you God for christian friends who can lift you up when you need it! The day progressed to a fun afternoon of game of Apples to Apples with the kids and some basketball!
During all this Luke has started to spike fever with his lime green snotty nose and hacky cough. Guess it's not a cold after all - upon taking him to the doctor on Tuesday, he has bilateral ear infections! We are going to the ENT on Wednesday next week to see about tubes :] Everyone says that will end our battle with ear infections. At least I hope cut down on the sheer number that he is experiencing! He is such a trooper, I would not have known without the fever!
Oh yes, BTW, my Mom called, and my grandfather is in the hospital with pneumonia and CHF back home in Hernando, MS. Please pray for his health. He is wonderful man, always happy, very kind hearted, soft spoken, and loves to cook!
That's all for now......could you handle anymore? I'm tired.

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