Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you God, for answered prayers!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~1Thessalonians 5: 16-18

Hayley and I were up very early this morning and she was the first appointment of the day at Theda Oaks surgery center. Mike had had a couple of gastrointestinal procedures there and I have had one. They have always been super kind and efficient. Things were no different today. The whole staff was so great with Hayley.
Once she was hooked up to the IV and the nurses answered all her questions, they wheeled her back. Less than 30 minutes later I was by her side waiting for her to wake up. Dr Dar found a hiatal hernia and showed us pictures of gastritis and esophagitis. She said she rarely sees this in someone Hayley's age but if she takes the medicine prescribed and modifies her diet she will be able to avoid surgery later on in life. This was a definite answer to our prayers. They want to see her back in one month to see how she is doing. Thank you God, for answered prayers.

The Lord Reigns - In God we Trust!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Prayers Please

Please pray for my little Hayley. Tomorrow we she is scheduled for an endoscopy to try and determine the cause of her chronic stomach pain. She has been through the testing before with no answers. As of late the stomach pain is accompanied by headaches and joint pain. Join me in praying that the doctors determine the cause of her pain so she can get the necessary treatment and start healing.

Happy Birthday Don!

Saturday evening we drove to the big town of Adkins and the beautiful home of Don & Laney Rabe. Laney put together a super party for Don's 70th birthday. It was a nice mix of family, former work friends and church friends. It was fun to celebrate with such special people. I met Don & Laney at Celebrate Recovery almost 2 years ago and fell in love with both of them in a hurry. They are both so caring and encouraging and are very genuine with their kind words and support. Thursdays just aren't the same when they are not there. Mike had a chance to reconnect with his past while we were there. His former St. Paul Lutheran School Principal/Coach, Bob Gaede was there with his wife Shirley. We determined it has probably been 25 years since they last visited at a church reunion. Mike has some great stories to share about "Mr Gaede" and Bob always says Mike was one of his favorites. We all had a fun evening. Happy birthday Don! You are loved by many.