My dad found this picture this week and texted it to me. Wow. We look young, don’t we? Well, Clay looks young, for sure. I look about the same, right?? Ha! When he saw it, he said, “Oh my gosh! Babe, you look sooooooo young.” I forgave him because, after all, he does have a brain tumor. (In case you just gasped, we have done our best to keep laughing right now. Laughter can be good medicine. Clay has the biggest sense of humor of all of us. Praise God.)
No matter where you are in your life tonight….young or old….love on the people you love. You never know when your entire world will be changed. Enjoy every moment. Laugh. Kiss. Love. Hug. Be sweet. Be mushy. Make everyone around you gross out, if you have to! Make sure the people in your life know that you love them. This picture makes me cry, but it also makes me smile. We’ve been so blessed and we’ve had so many good moments like this one. I love this man. I am believing for God’s will and my hope is that His will is life.
We see the Neurosurgeon and Radiologist tomorrow. Our first appointment is at 9:30 CT. I expect to be at the hospital most of the day. I’ll let you all know what happens as soon as I can.
We were trying to leave the house today by 2:00 pm. But, a few things happened that made us late. Well, it’s a good thing. Just as we were walking out the door, the McLin family drove up with goodies and games for the road and they blessed us with gas money. Then, we were pulling out and the UPS guy pulls in. I stopped to see what he had. Oh my gosh. It was a huge box of Christian CD’s that an old friend of ours, Charlie Hubert, sent us. We were set. Food, music, gas. Then, when we arrived in Houston, we had dinner at Pappadeaux seafood. A dear sweet lady, who does not know our family, has been reading our blog and she sent me an electronic gift card. Are you kidding? I couldn’t believe it. We had a delicious, and healthy, dinner. My dear cousin is sharing his house with us so we can stay for free this time.
We are so blessed by all of you. We feel your prayers. The trip over here today was different from the first trip, but equally as emotional. I’m actually not sure what I’m feeling tonight. It’s strange how sometimes you can just feel blank. That’s how I feel right now. So, I choose to meditate on this scripture as I close my eyes tonight….
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
All we need is the name of Jesus. Amen. Goodnight.