Speaking of changes, another educational decision we recently made was to take Hope out of public school, which we will do on Friday. In a nutshell, we just think this is what is best for her. So this year after putting three kids in public school, only one (Harrison) remains. I am assuming at this time, that he will stay through the end of the year.
I think since I like numbers so much I’ll continue from here with the dates of upcoming January happenings:10th – I have testing today. I go to Dr. Hopkins at 10:30 and then to Methodist to get a MRI, Pet scan and ultrasound done and I’ll be in testing till around 5:00. Please pray that things go okay at the house while I am gone and the kids are on their own and obviously for no signs of cancer to show up at all. I am hoping I can have dinner with a friend of mine afterwards and that will be fun.
11th – I have blood work and a bone density test to be done at the hospital in the morning
12th – 13th – I will be working to get the house in order and things ready for school starting up.14th – First day of the spring semester and Hope’s first day coming up to school with us and so this will be a fun transition.
16th – School again and ripping out our countertops because on the…..17th – Our kitchen will be getting a new oven, stovetop and countertops! Yippee!
18th – Hope’s 12th Birthday!19th – Hayden’s 6th Birthday! In addition, Mark and I are leaving on a cruise! Yes, you heard me right, a cruise! We are going to Mexico on a 5 – day Carnival cruise ship. We will be having Hayden’s and Hope’s birthday celebrations probably sometime this weekend. We really have not had much time to talk about it all yet.
24th – Is when we come back from our trip and we are hoping that we can settle in quickly. I hope that the house isn’t trashed while we are gone.25th – My follow up appointment with Dr. Patel - we will go over the results of my tests.
So that gets you quite caught up with my life and the excitement of it all. To back track a bit before leaving though, I started a new Bible study last night called Roots. I sat next to a woman that has Multiple Sclerosis and I talked to her briefly during our break and found out that she has had the disease for 12 years and that she was unable to walk for 3 years. She was bound to a wheelchair and then was healed and now walking pretty good. It was just what I needed to hear. God had her sit next to me and tell me that so that all day long today during my tests I could remember God Heals! I know He has healed me and I know he has healed others, but it was just good to be reminded of His goodness.In my experience, I have found that often when you have cancer and are doing the tests to check for growth, the radiologist and other medical technicians often feel for you and want to help you with anything information they can provide if you request it. Of course are not the doctors and so they can’t say what things are they just cam point out spots, questionable areas and such. Today, I think I am not going to ask, as I usually do. I don’t need to worry about things. I am going on vacation and I want to enjoy myself and not think about if possibly there is cancer.
I saw my pastor and another man talking in the hall as we were finally leaving the church at 9:30 last night and I just quickly ran up and asked them if they would pray for good “negative results.” on the tests today. I said I could use as many prayer warriors as possible and our sweet pastor even stopped to write it down. Anyways I am covered by the prayers of many loved ones and better than that, I am covered with the blood of Jesus and so good or bad, God has this.
Thanks for listening!
Blessing and have a great day!