Sunday, September 21, 2008

Preparing for Round 8 -- We hope!

Loved Ones,

We had another good day today. Ray is doing his best to gain a little bit more weight before chemo begins again. Though he was tired today, he had difficulty resting. We pray for a good night's rest tonight.

We go for chemo tomorrow morning; we hope that Ray's white blood cells will be high enough to move forward.Our day today was filled with different emotions. The joy of holding a tiny baby god son. The sadness of an unexpected death in our extended family.

Ray and I have always loved rejoicing with those who rejoice. We're good at it. We've had so much joy!

Through our journey, we are learning more about weeping with those who weep. We feel that surely this must be a purpose of experiencing adversity -- this opportunity to truly have compassion for those experiencing grief and pain. We are doing our best to listen to this lesson and offer the comfort to others that we have received from Christ -- and from his body, made up of all of you.

Thank you for being a part of teaching us this lesson.

"I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul." Psalm 31:7

not alone and not afraid --
kristin and ray