Friday, August 15, 2008

Round 6 Concludes

Loved Ones,

Today was a harder day for Ray. He was pretty queasy and very tired as his sixth round of chemo concluded. But he was doing a little better this evening after a long nap this afternoon.

The support from our family and friends continues -- caring for our kids, arranging for our lawn to be cut, organizing, doing laundry, etc. We are so grateful for this. It makes it possible to do what we have to do to keep it going.

We are as grateful for the support we receive through emails telling of the prayers and promises from the Bible for our family. We know this is a physical manifestation of God's love for us -- manna in the desert -- enough for the needs of the day.

Today a friend sent a card mentioning the way God led him to send us a spiritual gift. He said, "I hope this is a sign that the Lord is paying close, personal attention to you, your family and your recovery." It is! And thank you. That is a clear way of stating what we feel. And the examples of this are too numerous to count. Our hopes are refreshed at the moment we thirst for refreshment.

We end this sixth round praying for dramatic and miraculous healing from this round of chemo and the next two rounds before Ray's next scan. Our hopes are firmly placed in the miraculous power of our Lord -- today and always.

"I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe." Ephesians 1:18

not alone and not afraid --

kristin and ray