Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Leaving on Friday

I just wanted to give you a quick update to let you know that we had to make a decision to leave on Friday based on our business and finishing up the work week in a proper way. We also checked the schedule for the events in New York and decided that we could still leave early Friday and not miss any of the scheduled activities that we wanted to attend. Katy is still a little hesitant about going based on her physical health, but we are doing everything we can to help her and give her peace of mind. The home healthcare pharmacy dropped off bags of fluid for IV hydration if she needs it over the weekend. We pray she won’t even need it.

The snow stayed around today because of the cold temperatures. The white blanket covered the rolling hills and defined all the peaks and valleys. Living in the Roanoke Valley, being surrounded by the mountains, is a real treat for the eyes in the changing of the seasons. When we go places outside of the valley and drive along the coast or the flat land of the mid-west, we always keep our eyes to the horizon upon our return watching for the hills that eventually turn into the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. We haven’t even left for New York yet, and I’m already thinking about the drive home, back to this beautiful valley and the friends we have met and loved for over twenty years. We’ll be praying for you.


  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    I’m sure you’ll do just fine on your big trip!! With all the love and prayers of God’s people and His hand to sustain you, how can you not be fine? You will have an absolute blast in New York!! :-)
    And I love the picture. Definitely gives meaning to the phrase “Keep the home fires burning.” I know what you mean about the mountains. They are so comforting. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to live somewhere flat. I’ve been raised in hill country and my wish is to stay in hill country. :-)
    I hope you had a good day today and we’ll be praying for you on Friday!!
    With love and prayers,
    Jen :-)

  2. Karen Tillman Says:

    I really hate that you aren’t getting there til Friday, but am elated that you are getting to come at all!!! As for the Roanoke area. If it hadn’t been for Holly and her college status, we wouldn’ve taken ajob there about 2 years ago. I think Roanoke is absolutely beautiful!!! Please be careful driving and have a safe trip!!!
    Karen Tillman

  3. Sandy Says:

    I will be lifting you in prayer during your travels and the conference weekend. Traveling when you have health problems that can take dramatic twists and turns can be really anxiety-provoking, so I can understand Katy’s hesitancy. I hope that the trip goes as well as possible and that the comfort of friends who understand will ease any anxiety about it once you are there. Take good care of each other!

  4. Sarah Meador Says:


    I’m praying for a safe trip tomorrow and that you will feel very very well over the course of the whole trip! I believe that God can fill you with the strength and energy you need to make the most of your trip and that it will be blessed and enjoyable. I know it will be a beneficial time for all of you. I’m thankful for the opportunity you have to make this journey. Praying you to New York and back home with safety and health! I’ll look forward to seeing you then. :-)
    Love to you,

  5. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy dear, I’m praying, too, and trusting the Lord to make this a wonderful trip for you. I pray that He keep you comfortable on the journey, may you sleep a lot (throught the boring parts!) and feel hungry and be able to eat without pain at meal and snack times. May the blessed Lord help you stay hydrated, May He give you great peace, and great happiness in meeting old friends and making new ones. May the Lord Jesus carry you in His arms, give the doctors there great insight into your special case, and give your Mom and Dad much info, insight and comfort as they meet with others on the same difficult journey. May the Lord bless you and keep you, May the Lord make His face shine upon you! May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace! Peace at day and peace at night, deep and painless sleep. May the Lord who never slumbers nor sleeps keep watch over you, Katy, and preserve your going out and your coming in. With much love, Aunt Lil