Archive for August, 2009

A Return to Blogging

Well, it has been a unique month. After we returned from a week of vacation, we moved into a new house here in Tryon. During that process and for the next two weeks, I got really sick. High fever, my gums were hurting, my stomach felt full, so I had no appetite. In the end, I checked myself in to the ER (for the first time in my life) and after all kinds of tests and x-rays, they pretty much said that everything looked ok internally. But I was still in lots of pain and couldn’t eat. I went to my Doc in Hendo and after talking about what I do for a living and the transition of moving, she said, “Honey, you are dealing with stress and anxiety.” This was such a surprise to me because I am about as laid back as you can get, but stress is a tricky thing. Our bodies can only handle so much. After a few meds she prescribed to me, I am feeling back to normal, eating cookies and milk and such. I believe I lost about 15 pounds in the aftermath of all of that and have noticed my wife making double takes as I walk by.

Today, we just got back from another trip to Winston for more tests on Luke’s colon. The Docs were very encouraged at what they saw and seem to think that there are parts of Luke’s colon that are functioning. This is huge news because it means that they will most likely reattach his colon to his small intestine within the year and see how the plumbing works. We are so thankful for all of you who have been praying for us and Luke throughout this process which has been going on over a year now. God is good.

As we were driving home today, I was listening to my Ipod and was encouraged by these songs. Music is a powerful thing that the Lord uses in my life to remember His grace and beauty. Hope they are an encouragement to you as well.


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