Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31st update 9:26AM

Thank you for the prayers over the platelets. Looks like they are getting a little better. Nick is reaching the end of the pain meds. He said last night that he feels anxious (doctor said he would probably have some withdrawals, even with weaning). I just spoke with him and he is not feeling good, he says he can tell it is the withdrawals. Please pray those symptoms will lessen quickly and he will even out with it very soon.

I think as he becomes more clear minded he is realizing what he will face next. He is asking a lot of questions about his radiation and chemo. It makes me sad when I think about all he has already conquered and then what he still has to face.I am his biggest cheerleader and I assure him it will all be just fine! I know if you visited yesterday you would not have noticed nor would he probably have shown it, but he was struggling with some depression. Which is very normal. But I am so amazed at his courage and his overall awesome attitude.He encourages me!! When I think I have something to feel bad about, I have to take a step back at look at all my man has been through and all he still going to face.

Your visits, prayers, phone calls, cards etc...ALL of it provide a source of encouragement to him and to me and Aaron. One constant for Nick, that I hear him say almost everyday "God will take of us, I have turned it ALL over to him and He is in control". I guess you could say that is Nick's motto!!! Really for the three of us there is no other way we want to live this.

Look at the great things the Lord has done for us already. Psalm 126:3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

In spite our circumstances we are comforted by Him daily.Psalm 119:76 May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

How else can we explain the joy that comes from within , even when we are facing the unknown?Psalm 19:8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.

We know God will continue to give us what we need. The thing is sometimes what we think we need and what HE knows we need can be very different. So we just have to believe and trust in His decisions for our lives. We always want what is best for our loved ones right?,well. our Father wants the same for us. Isaiah 48:17 This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.

I am not sure where I first read this "Every time I count my blessings, I count you twice." It is true, you are blessings in our lives and we are so thankful for each of you. It has got to be a marvelous picture from the Heavens, God watching his children gathered together weaving a tapestry of love for each other.

Remember our troops today and always. Have a very blessed Memorial day.

Be joyful,

The Badidas

1 comment:

  1. Dear Nick, Tammy and Aaron,
    Just a note to let you know that we continue to hold you folks close in prayer. I am so amazed at how far Nick has come in this short time and thank God for his endless blessings and care. The road, at times, must seem long but each day is a day closer to total health and healing.....all according to His time frame! We rejoice and remain steadfast with you all!
    The Winklers
    PS Thank you so much for these updates!
    PSS Nick, you ROCK and so does your family:)