Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sunday Afternoon

I just talked to Julie. Dan and Julie drove to Columbus this weekend to visit their married children, Sandra and Joshua. They were caught in the middle of the worst blizzard Ohio has ever had. They are leaving for home in the next hour hoping to get out to the main road through twenty inches of snow. They said that if they can get to a main road and travel southeast for just one hour, they will have better driving conditions for the rest of the trip. I did tell them that the drive home will be worth the trouble! Today we are having plenty of sunshine in Virginia and the daffodils are in full bloom.

Kathryn has had some pretty tough times this past week. First, her ear canal started to bleed, then her fingers. Yesterday her leg started bleeding and today she is experiencing extreme acid reflux with blood in it. I started giving her Stimate on Friday. She had a second dose this morning and we are praying that it will go to work and stop this bleeding before it gets any worse. She is unable to get around today, and I stayed home from church to be with her. We had a quiet morning but are both having to exercise our faith because of the fear that creeps up on us when these bleeding episodes start. We aren't alarmed, but we are cautiously watching for any changes. This morning we talked about her graduation and tried to think about the good things to come. I enjoy our quiet early morning talks. In them I get to know her heart and soul. I'm thankful that she lets me.

When Kathryn is able, I know she will go to her computer to read this post. These verses are for us today, Kathryn. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, For He Who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23