Paul told me this morning that it felt so good to go to the harp concert last night to just sit there holding hands. It was comfortable, like coming home after a long day and putting on a favorite sweat suit and slippers. After the concert, Colin and Jenn had us over for tea and apple crisp. It was a real treat. It was nice to go out with our Mom and Dad and share the evening with them as well. They bought a CD of harp music and had it ready to pop into the car CD player for the drive home this morning.
Dan and Julie came to the house and took care of Katy while we went to the concert. Her pain medication is given every 2 hours again. We have seen her take a downhill dive in the past two days. It happens so fast. I took care of her during the night. I woke up to Paul and Paul Burton standing over me grinning this morning. They thought I needed a break so Paul Burton took me to Lynchburg. We went shopping to find me a new pair of walking shoes. He bought them for me as an early Mother’s Day gift and then took me out for lunch. It meant so much. I was listening to him chat with me over lunch, while four young women at a nearby table kept glancing our way (at him). He didn’t even notice. I once heard that the true character of a man is revealed in the way he treats his mother.
We won’t know the results of Katy’s blood tests until Monday, but through the help of a friend who has a tremendous amount of knowledge in pain management, a recommendation to change her medication has been made and we are going to start that right away. We have a special prayer request. We’re asking the Lord to move the “mountain” holding up Katy’s Remicade treatment scheduled for next week. The insurance company hasn’t approved it yet. The GI doctor’s office called and asked if we would consider canceling the Wednesday appointment we have for the infusion. By faith I said, “No, let’s keep it and we’ll be praying!”
We are looking forward to a beautiful sabbath day. The red bud and dogwood trees have bloomed early this year, and it is a delight for the eyes. It makes the drive to and from church feel worshipful. Dan and Julie will be here again tonight and through church tomorrow so that Paul and I can join our church family for worship. We’re so very thankful to our friends and family. Thank you for coming in when the going gets tough. It is a precious gift to us.Comments: