There is no place like home for healing. Kathryn is making progress. Her physical therapist is here now working with her. She is in a better place today emotionally because her pain has lessened and she had her best night sleep yet. Our small group came over last night and we had a great time of rejoicing and prayer together. We had our meeting near Kathryn's bed so that she could join us. It was wonderful to have her home and we are so thankful we chose having her come home rather than taking her to a nursing home for recovery. She is surrounded by flowers of all kinds and her room smells so pretty. Thank you all for praying for her, for sending cards and flowers, and for your words of encouragement to our family.
We continue to pack for Pittsburgh. The bone marrow match found for Qavah is not from a living donor after all, but from the umbilical cord of a baby born recently who is of African decent. The doctor said the donor bone marrow has been tested and approved and will be sent to the hospital next Monday where it will be stored until she receives it at the end of the month. Qavah continues to talk about the upcoming trip with enthusiasm.
I am headed out today to have my car serviced and to take care of banking details. There is so much to do before leaving for an extended time. Grace has been so helpful in taking care of things while I dash in and out. She is daily surprising me with ,her helpfulness. She is always aware of the needs around her. What a blessing!
Paul used a verse form Hebrews last night during our small group time that I want to share. It is from Hebrews 10:39, "But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith..." Thanks be to God for the courage to do what is difficult. May you also rejoice today as you stand on faith and do not shrink back.