My friend, Linda, has been my walking partner for nine years. She and I have a two and a half mile stretch we walk at least three times a week unless the weather is really bad. We’ve been through many pairs of walking shoes! In just a few minutes she will pick me up, walk with me, and we’ll talk about the latest developments in our lives. But the most significant thing happens in the last half mile of our walk. Several years ago one of the houses in our walking neighborhood burned. The family of six had been on vacation so the fire was well out of control before the firemen got there. The family lost nearly everything so Linda and I started praying for them when we passed their house. Then we began to pray about other things. We’ve prayed each other through some tough challenges and words can’t express how joyful we are when we get to walk and talk about all the answered prayer! Today will be the same. We will pray for Katy and hope that tomorrow will be better. Today every cell in her body is in pain.
Paul and I looked into transfusion side effects and believe that Katy’s body is at war right now with all the platelets that were friendly toward her just a few days ago. We don’t know what to do for her but pray. She can’t even tolerate being touched. When she received her platelets last Saturday I looked on the bag and it said, “Volunteer Donor Washington DC.” When I told Katy, she said, “Well if these platelets give me any trouble they may be from a democrat.” She had us all laughing. In spite of the pre-op pain, she was able to keep a sense of humor. We are praying that the same sense of humor will continue to give her moments of relief until her body is healed. Thank you all for praying.Comments: