This afternoon Paul and I had a real treat. We heard Paul Burton singing the Christmas portion of the Messiah at the Jefferson Center. There were auditions for the Roanoke Symphony Chorus in the fall and he was chosen as one of about 35 people to sing today. There were eighty people who auditioned. Since it is one of my very favorites, I was so happy Paul Burton was chosen and could be a part of it. Our friends stayed at our home with Katy and Qavah, then Colin and Jenn were able to come over later and stayed with them until we got home. It was a real treat to get out and enjoy the day with friends. It was also glorious music and when the choir belted out, “And His name shall be called wonderful, counselor, almighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of peace,” my soul wanted to stand and cheer!
Please continue to pray for Katy’s health to improve. Her body is not responding to her Remicade treatment as it has in the past. She is also feeling very tired, and feels like her iron level is low again. We have an appointment at the hematologist’s office tomorrow afternoon. She is also having trouble with bleeding again. When I heard her crying in her room tonight, I went in to visit her and she shared with me how her sorrow is overwhelming at this time. I am so thankful for her candid openness with us. It is late but Paul and I are going to take her a snack and sit on her bed to talk for awhile. I’m so thankful that she can receive our love and compassion rather than push us away in despair.Comments: