Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We are Home

I'm updating this morning before taking Qavah to the hospital for a transfusion. I wanted to let our family in Michigan know that we arrived home safely and Kathryn was able to get an appointment for Remicade immediately. She is much better today, and most of the abdominal pain she was experiencing is gone. Qavah's CBC was 6.3 and we were able to schedule a transfusion after getting her Red Cross blood band yesterday. We had to hit the ground running but in a couple of hours Qavah will soon be feeling much better also. This evening we hope to sit down and review the pictures taken over the last week.

Although our trip was hard in some ways because of the health challenges that popped up toward the end of the trip, our vacation overall was delightful. We had time with brothers, sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Most of them met Qavah for the first time. We have some great memories and hope that we will be able to travel more in the future.

On the drive back from Michigan we had several prayer times for the family members who really need jobs, healing, and a special touch from God. In connecting with extended family again we could gather their prayer requests and do some praying for them. There are many reasons why God has placed us in a family and supporting each other with prayer is a good reason to be grateful. We are thankful to the many family members who told us, "We are praying." And most of all we are thankful that God's mercies are new every morning.