Tuesday, November 28, 2006

HI-HO HI-HO It’s Off to Work…

I went into the office today. The piles of invoices and purchase orders were two or three inches thick and waiting for my attention. But the real telltale sign that I haven’t been to work was the dust on the top of my desk. Katy was feeling so well this morning that she decided she would be fine at home. I called Jennifer Blugerman (who happens to live just a block away) and told her I’d be at work for several hours. She made herself available if Katy needed her. I appreciated knowing that she was nearby.

While I worked, Katy took care of several details at home, including her laundry. She likes to be busy and made the most of the day. I came home at 5:30 and asked her if she had taken any pain medicine today for her feet. She thought a minute and said, “I didn’t take any, because I didn’t need it!” She hadn’t even given it a thought. One thing we started doing when we recognize that things are turning around for the good is raise our arms to the heavens and shout, “Holy moment, thank you, Lord!” So that’s what we did. It may look strange but it feels right. It is also quite fun to do. It is a holy moment when we stop and recognize that God is active in our lives and astounding us.

Katy’s doctor called tonight and we talked about the drop in platelet count. We will see Katy’s hematologist on Thursday. Maybe her hematologist will have some idea of what to do to keep the platelets Katy has. We are praying about it. The Lord knows where and why they are disappearing. We’re trusting Him for answers.

Tomorrow we will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Campbell (AKA Mom and Dad). I think they would say that one of the secrets of their happy marriage is being a friend to each other. They even play their instruments together during the week for the fun of it. They pray throughout the day. They have made room for Christ first in their hearts, and then in their home. We will have dinner with them and take them to visit their new great granddaughter. And we’ll do it all with Katy, because the Lord has been gracious.

  1. Sarah Meador Says:

    Aww! Your “Holy Moments” made me smile. :-) How special another joy-filled and normal day like today is! I praise God for your never ceasing faith and reliance on God!! What a joy it is to witness.

    Love you!!

  2. Patricia Says:

    Another joy-bustin day at the Campbell’s!!
    Please tell your grandparents what a wonderful witness their Christian marriage is to the family, to their community, and to the world, please!!

  3. Laura Griffith Says:

    What wonderful news!!! I’m so excited to hear about the two hamburgers. Actually I can’t imagine you doing it. Did you take pics? :) Be sure to take pics of the happily married couple…60 years..WOW!!!

    Still in our prayers,

  4. Doris Harriff Says:

    It is a real blessing to see God at work in Katy’s life. And I’m sure Paul and Lucile will think Annelise is a great anniversary gift. (I remember that Lois beat them to getting married by just a few days - 3, I think).

  5. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    WOW!!! TWO hamburgers?? You go girl!!! Pretty soon you’ll be eating more than me. :-D God is so, so good.
    Have lots of fun at the party!! Congratulations to your grandparents. 60 years is an incredible blessing!!
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  6. LInda Burk Says:

    HI…loved the pictures of the anniverary party..Four generations..a blessed event!!!!!!!!!!! Katie is doing her laundry..gooo girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs to all, LInda

  7. Doris Harriff Says:

    Sixty wonderful years! Congrats, Paul & Lucile! And a wonderful new little great-grandbaby to top it all off!

  8. Doris Harriff Says:

    Ooops, replied to the wrong post - I’ll repost it there.