Thursday, April 29, 2010

Such a good day!

The surgeon called me back after he finished the work on Kathryn's mouth and said, "The platelets worked beautifully!" It was as we hoped and prayed. There was very little bleeding. In addition to that blessing is the fact that an open wound on Kathryn's knee has a nice scab on it now. She fell in the driveway three weeks ago and skinned her knee. Without functioning platelets it would not heal. Tonight it is well on its way. We spent the afternoon praying and praising God for all He has done for our family this month. We had our share of health challenges and so have many of our friends. We had a lot to pray about.

Again I thank you for your prayers. I know God is hearing them. We are thankful to the Red Cross for their help also. We are praying for a more normal month in May. There are several special events coming up and we hope to be able to join in and have some fun with family and friends.

Kathryn and I read Psalm 16 this afternoon and decided to call it Psalm Sweet 16 to remember it. Enjoy!

Psalm 16

A miktam of David.
1 Keep me safe, O God,
for in you I take refuge.

2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing."

3 As for the saints who are in the land,
they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those will increase
who run after other gods.
I will not pour out their libations of blood
or take up their names on my lips.

5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,

10 because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

11 You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.