Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It seems I've fallen off the face of blog land. If you follow me on Facebook many of you know that our life has been a little crazy. Since my last post our lives have been full of Christmas' with family, a water park trip, wrestling, health issues for Gabe and my dad & the loss of my job.

Now with all that said I have to be honest when I say that for the past two weeks I have been feeling very much defeated. However, I'm taking each day one day at a time and I know fully that no matter what is going on yesterday or today that God truly has my path all set out for me. Because I have faith I can really truly believe this even as we sit and wait for results from the biopsy that Gabe on Tuesday. Now does this mean that I'm not worried or that I don't have anxiety as I wait? Nope, I have it all. It just means that as I wait I have great friends & family that are praying with and for us, I have the word of God that tells me to Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22. We go Friday for a follow up with Gabe's Doctor and hopefully we will get some answers then as well. 

 The picture above is the doctor showing Gabe and John the tissue that they took out of Gabe's cheek for the biopsy. This was a very hard process as the tissue kept falling apart, it took much longer that the doctor had planned and poor little Gabe ended up coming to sooner than they wanted and was in a lot of pain during the last 10 minutes of the biopsy. Good this is that because of the medication that he was on he doesn't remember anything about this day. The bad part was that John and I will probably never forget it. We were able to be in the room with Gabe during this procedure which ended up being both a curse and a blessing. We were blessed to be there but so helpless when he started screaming for help and there was nothing that we could do but hold his hand. He is however the strongest little boy that I know and we are so very proud of him.

On another note Dustin is in his second year of wrestling this year and has been doing very well. This has totally been a blessing for our family. To watch him grow and learn the sport so well and it's given us all something to cheer about as we wait. This week we go to Plainwell for Team Districts and then this Saturday it's off to Lakeshore for Individual Districts. We are excited to see how our team does and also excited for Dustin as he gets ready for both of these meets.

 Wrestling is John's sport, he wrestled in High School and was very good. He enjoys spending time with Dustin at practices teaching him moves and talking about how to get ready for matches & talking with him after matches about what he did well and things that he could try to do differently. Watching these two together warms the heart.

As for my Dad his surgery went well and the doctors feel that the mast that they took out was fatty tissue and not cancer, an answer to prayer for sure and as far as a job goes I'm praying that my Photography will really take off and that I will continue to give my time and efforts to my family while God continues to bless us as He always has done.