We are honestly quite overwhelmed at the response from our friends, family and strangers. All the love, encouragement and prayers are truly saturating our lives.
Today is going OK. As well as it can be going as we are waiting for major life altering surgery. Its stressful. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting for the steroids to do their job. Dealing with the side effects from these- anxiety, lack of focus, higher blood sugars, and increased appetite. Waiting for the next step. Waiting for doctors. Waiting for the next meal.
We have laughed alot today. We are loving the time we are getting together. We found comedy television is better than news. It makes us kinda sad. Politics do raise Joel's heart rate...
Evey has had a good day, she does adore her MUMMUM so very much. She loves her days at busy bee. I can hardly wait to see her tonight. We miss her so much.
We are supposed to be napping, while we wait for a bed to open up on another floor. For now we are still in the ICU. He is very stable, slightly weaker on the left side, that is obvious with his exhaustion. Even after morphine though he is still not drowsy. Please pray for rest for him. When the brain is as unhappy as his, we deal with alot of exhaustion. That needs sleep. Unfortunately the steroids are not allowing him to sleep easily. So instead its quiet time.
Our view on life has been so humbled by the mere fact that life is truly so fragile. We are amazed at the grace that abounds in the most stressful of places.
We have been talking about the what ifs. On some levels we are praying and expecting the best, but attempting to be realistic about the potentials. Our original neurosurgeon came in this morning, we are still waiting for our surgeon to visit.
What do we need? Well I don't really honestly know how to answer that. Obviously we have stresses about work, insurance, money, bills... thankfully this all will take care of its self. Our daughter is well loved on by family and we have offers of help from several friends. So what we really need are prayers. We love hearing other peoples stories, good and bad. Its both encouraging and humbling. I am sure when we go home, meals and gift cards will be so appreciated.
But as Joel says we have everything we need right now, in this minute.
This is what we are living for. Right now
Pray for Joel as he is quite restless. Pray I can continue to be level headed, and present. God has been really strengthening me in this time. No other way to describe it. We are both very positive and feel good things are yet to come.
Our mailing address is
PO Box 40702
Eugene OR 97404