Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Kathryn's Health

Sunday morning I got up early to get ready for church. I walked past Kathryn's bedroom and saw that she was already up and her bed was made. I knew she felt well enough to go to church with us. We decided to go for a little adventure and drove to the town of Lexington for church. We visited Grace Presbyterian Church on Main Street. The church is an historical landmark and had all of the charm of the late nineteenth century. The architectural features were large; large columns, large windows with a twelve inch sill, handcrafted pews, and creaking wood floors. We enjoyed singing the old hymns. The congregation drew several VMI cadets dressed in their uniforms. We heard a good gospel sermon and left refreshed.

On the drive home we listened to pretty music and the girls dozed in the sunshine. By the time we got back home it was mid afternoon and time for naps. It may not seem like much to anyone else, but it was so sweet to have a day filled with pleasant things. There were no medical emergencies and the girls looked so pretty in their Sunday dresses. We celebrated a normal day.

On Monday I felt rested and I finally finished the book of information that the National Institutes of Health required to enter Qavah in their bone marrow failure study. Once it was in the mail I called them and we have set up an appointment to see them in April. I will be taking Qavah to NIH for her bone marrow aspiration the third week in April.

I just wanted to mention again how much your encouragement helped Kathryn get back on her feet. It is so good to see her up again and taking part in our family activities. We have been praying for all of you, knowing that you have your own set of challenges each day. We are blessed to call many of you our friends.