I was remembering my grandmother this morning. It brought a smile to my face. She woke up singing every morning. When I stayed overnight with her she would wake up on a sunny morning and sing, “Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshine, filling my soul with glory divine, heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshine, hallelujah Jesus is mine.” This morning I woke up at nine o’clock with the sunshine streaming in the windows and I remembered her little song. Katy slept all night and so did I. I didn’t even stir while Paul got ready for work. I felt wonderfully refreshed and so did Katy as we got ready for the day. And we had a wonderful day.
Katy and I went to Lynchburg with a Christmas gift card and we shopped the clearance racks at a major department store. We had a blast. We spent the whole afternoon having fun. Tonight we are both refreshed and happy and ready for what we hope will be a good night of sleep. This morning when I went into Katy’s room I asked her if she had gotten up during the night. She hadn’t. She told me she felt pain even while she slept but her sleep was deep and refreshing. There is no other way to explain a good night of sleep with pain other than the mercy of God and answered prayer. We are so thankful for both!
Today we got the word that Katy’s insurance refused her request to see a doctor in North Carolina that we had been hoping to see. The doctor in North Carolina did give us another recommendation for a doctor at the University of Virginia, so we are praying about that. We still do not have a doctor to address the part of Katy’s disease that is causing her the most trouble (inflammatory bowel disease). The doctors at the University of Virginia have not treated a patient with HPS, so we are back where we started. However, there is a good research department there and they are going to begin clinical trials on a new drug (Article Link). Again we need wisdom, and ask God for more of it. Our hope is not in any man, woman, or drug. Our hope is in the Lord, and if it pleases Him, He will use those means to bring Katy the relief she has been longing for. While we wait on Him, shopping is a pleasant diversion.Comments: