You may laugh when you read that for our anniversary we went home to mom and dad’s, but it is what we wanted to do. I called mom yesterday afternoon and told her that we really needed rest and she said, “When I read on the blog that you were planning a get-a-way I hoped you would just come here!” That is what we did. Even at our ages, we needed to go home to mommy and daddy and let them pamper us. They had our room ready, fixed a pot of tea, let us stay up late and have a quiet time together, and then fixed us a delicious breakfast of eggs, ham, hashbrowns, toast made from mom’s homemade bread, and coffee. We are very thankful for them, and they really refreshed us by allowing us to relax. Thank you Mom and Dad! As Katy has told me many times, “Nobody pampers like a Mom!” We left their house smiling and drove home.
We hoped Colin and Jenn had an uneventful night while staying here. This morning we heard the good news that Katy’s dose of methotrexate had begun to settle things down last night and she slept eleven hours without pain medication. She and Jenn were fixing lunch for the little ones when we talked. The doctor called Katy today to tell her the MRI revealed her spine has hairline fractures and disc compression in the lower part of her back. We have decided to cancel the second part of her MRI tomorrow and focus on that particular health issue after the holidays.
It was good to see her smiling today as she told me about the friends who visited last night. One of my friends put a little group together to come caroling which took Katy by complete surprise. Another friend brought her a gift of a devotional for next year and she exclaimed, “Mom it’s one with large print so I’ll be able to see it better!” I got all teary-eyed and said, “Katy, God has blessed us with some of the best friends in the world.” I want to say thank you right now to so many of you who have brought Christmas to our home because we have been unable to get out. We are rich in friendships and thank you for the ways you think to bless us. We couldn’t have put together a better prayer team or support system than the one we have. We know you are all a gift from a loving God. Our prayer is that when you give or when you pray for us, you will feel God’s pleasure and our gratitude! Thank you one and all!Comments: