Saturday, March 21, 2009
Trust in Him
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust. Psalm 91:1-2
"In Him I will trust." These are words I have to remind myself of often. I pray my hearts desires, and at times I feel that my prayers are not answered the way I want them to be. When the disappointment hits me, I have to remind myself, it is God's will and not my own. "In Him I will trust." are the words that I need to keep me going and to remind myself that I must at all times turn things over to God. Trust that His way, His ultimate plan for us is what I accept and believe in. I pray for the strength to be stronger in my trust everyday.
Yesterday I got to visit with a few people at the hospital. I got to see Mary Kate and Mallerie. Both were in the med-room getting treatments. I must have been a pretty boring visitor, both slept the entire time I was there!! I got to visit with the mom's though. Mallerie is doing well, just trying to stay rested and healthy waiting for transplant. Her transplant has been pushed back a little again, it is not her, she is ready to go. There is something on the donor's part that has it pushed back. Let's just keep both Mallerie and her donor in our prayers that both will stay healthy and they will be able to get to transplant very soon. The doctors have told them this donor is a VERY good match for her. That is the news you want to hear going into this procedure. Mallerie has had some friends from home visiting with her this week on their spring break, and her brother has been able to spend some time here with them on his break too. That has been very good for her. She has meet a couple of other patients who have the same diagnosis she does, so being able to have their own little "aplastic anemia party" as they call it has been like a support group for them. Keep them all in your prayers.
Mary Kate had just finished her second dose of the higher chemo, and thank goodness was able to sleep through it very well. She did not flinch, not even when my cell phone went off just as I can in the room. Now, to give you an idea of how that went.. my phone was in my pocket. The nurse and I slid in at the same time to try to keep it quiet and only open the door once. Just as I got inside the room, my phone started ringing.... in my pocket. Mary Kate is in isolation, so I had on my gown, gloves, etc. and those silly gowns open in the back and are secured with a tie. I will leave it to your imagination as to the hustle trying to get to my phone to shut it off quickly. Let's just say I was able to provide Regina with a little comic relief for the moment. No, Mary Kate never even moved or blinked an eye! Thank goodness. Regina posted an update last night, go check it out. Leave them a message.
We are getting ready for Monday nights PRAYER NIGHT FOR MARY KATE. Prayer warriors, she needs us now more than ever, I am so encourage by those who have already committed to being here for it. We will begin at 7:00pm in the chat room located at the bottom of this page. This is a come and go prayer vigil, come join in when you can, pray with us, leave when you need to. Also, we are still filling in time slots for the 24 prayer chain for Mary Kate. For instance, I have the 7:00-7:30am slot, so as I told Regina yesterday she can know that during that time each day I will be praying a specific prayer for Mary Kate. If you have not signed up for a time slot, and would like to, you may do so by clicking on "comment" at the bottom of this post and leave a message letting us know what time slot works best for you. I told Regina about this yesterday, she had a big smile on her face! There is a link to view the calendar with the schedule, I don't have it right now, but I'll post it when I can get it. This is open to anyone who reads this and wants to be a part of it. Believe, prayer works!!! Let's be in prayer. www.localendar.com/public/BELIEVE-PrayerWorks
Reagan had her moment in the spotlight this week. http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html?nvid=344085&shu=1 Check out this link. The local news in her hometown did a special on her. They are such a sweet family, she is a precious little girl. When they got back home this week from their visit to St Jude, the news crew came out and did the interview. They have been so blessed with their new neighbors doing some really wonderful things to help them out. I love to see people come together to help others out, even when it is people you don't even really know. I pray for the success of the big rummage sale to benefit Reagan and her family as they go through this journey with her cancer.
Trevor finished up his week here, and has gone back home. I did not get to see them before they left, so I'll have to post more when I get a chance to talk to Melinda. It was so good to see them. They are such a sweet family too, Trevor is so full of life, he is just a total joy to be around. He is all boy and never slows down. Reminds me of life at my house. I was glad that Morgan, got to be with them this time. Please keep him in your prayers that this chemo they have started him on will destroy this cancer in his brain and on his spine. Also, read his updates as Melinda describes the pain he is in and let's pray specifically for his pain to go away.
I am going to start posting a picture from our last St Jude Marathon weekend from time to time when I post... be watching for some good memories.
I want to encourage you to click on the links located under "Our Friends" and leave these families messages to encourage them and let them know you know about them and your praying for them. I can't tell you how much this means to them and how it lifts them to know they are not sitting in those hospital rooms alone, we are there with them in spirit and prayer.
REMINDER: PRAYER NIGHT FOR MARY KATE, MONDAY MARCH 23 BEGINNING AT 7:00PM ON THIS SITE IN OUR CHAT/PRAYER ROOM LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.