Friday, August 03, 2007

A Normal Friday

Our normal day began during the night. Katy went to sleep at 9:30 and didn’t wake up until 7:00 this morning. It has been a very long time since that has happened. There were no interruptions of sleep and she commented to me today that it made her feel extra good. We went to have her CT scan early and then spent the rest of the day doing what we wanted to do. We went to a local furniture store where they greet customers at the front door with a cold Coke in those old-timey glass bottles. We walked around sipping our coke and dreamed of certain furnishings that we thought would be perfect for our house. We tried a couple of chairs, making comments just like Goldilocks. “This one is just right!” We had fun. We laughed. We stopped to talk about important things we had learned over the last week, then had our attention pulled in a new direction when we stopped in front of a plush leather sofa. It was fun to dream.

We accomplished what we set out to do. We had fun. Katy asked, “Shouldn’t we stop at the grocery store for milk and things?” I said, “No I just want to keep having fun!” We are very very thankful to be out together discussing the blooming flowers, and road construction. After having many days consumed by medical discussions and medical challenges, Katy and I agreed that we would appreciate chit-chat more in the future. We also ran into a couple of people we had not seen in awhile, so the visits were a happy surprise, too.

Two weeks ago, while watching Katy suffer in the hospital, I told the Lord that with Qavah’s arrival being very soon, I felt pressed on every side. I told Him that I felt like I was ready to dip my toe into the Jordan but terrified by the swift current. By being truthful, I felt I had dipped my toe in and found that there was enough grace sufficient for that day. When Qavah arrives, I expect to find that the current isn’t as swift or as daunting as I imagined. I expect the waters to part at the moment I need them to do so. Isn’t that just like our Heavenly Father to keep us walking by faith? He is always inviting us to step into the water. When the invitation for you to trust comes to your home, we promise to be faithful to pray you through the waters as you have done for us.

  1. Jennifer S. :-) Says:

    Hallelujah!!! Praise God!! I am so happy to hear about your joyful day!! God is so good. :) I pray that this happiness continues. His grace is indeed sufficient.
    Love and prayers,
    Jen :)

  2. Laura Griffith Says:

    I rejoice with you and pray the new meds is just what you need.

  3. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    More normal days - woohoo!!!!! I love going to furniture stores, even though I can’t afford anything. Right now my money needs to go to a new computer, and possibly some new office furniture if I end up working from home. But I really want a china cabinet and a nice living room set. I guess the up side is that while I think it will be a very, very long time before I can afford that (have to lose some meds first!), HPS teaches you there are so many more important things. But I sometimes enjoy sitting in my living room and decorating it in my mind - if money were no object and the landlord would let me do anything.

  4. Phyllis Calhoun Says:


    Greetings dear friend. I just read Katy’s entire blog. Somehow the severity of Katy’s health escaped me. Generic prayers rise each time you come across my mind. (A lot lately.) More specific prayers will continue. I miss you and love you and am so greatful for these latter days of peace and rest for Katy. I would love to see. Let me know if that is a possibility.


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