I hope everyone has been able to get out and enjoy some of this wonderful weather.
We will head to Mayo Wednesday for an appointment with the Liver specialist Dr. Rosser. Nick is physically slowing down, I fight back the tears writing this. What is even more sad is that he feels it. We are waiting on a call now from Dr. Shannon's office (Palliative Care) to see if they will increase the pain medication. His back is really bothering him. He says he feels himself slipping. He has some discomfort in the lower part of his shoulder blade (something new). So we will be checking in to that as well. The anti-depressants seem to be helping...that is a huge praise!! Many of you have asked me what you can specifically pray for? Of course we continue to pray for a miracle healing, but right now for Nick I really want to see him have quality of life. We pray for it daily.
God has been working in my life in an incredible and mighty way. Just when I feel like I am sinking in the pit, He rescues me!! Last week was a very challenging week for us. Physically I was not feeling well and that always leads me to excessive mental and emotional fatigue. I always feel guilty expressing any physical ailments after seeing Nick suffer daily.But nevertheless, I was under attack. I was praying for a reprieve. Surprise!!! God sent in some of His mighty troops to lay hands on me and pray, not even knowing my struggles for that week. By Friday morning I was feeling refreshed and renewed.
Praise God for His people and their prayers!! It reminds me to never ignore that tugging from the Holy Spirit. and that not if, but when God places someone on your heart, there is a reason. I am so thankful that my Heavenly Father never ignores my tugging and that I am always on His heart. I don't always know what I have to offer someone that the Lord may put on my heart, but He does. I pray that by my words and actions I can try to encourage and comfort others, just as God has encouraged and comforted me and my family, and that when God calls upon me to fulfill His purpose, that I am obedient and do not ignore His call.
Our family has been so blessed by so many of you who don't ignore His calling to encourage, pray for and love us through this battle. Bless you for your obedience to our amazing Lord.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
In the Loving Name of Jesus,