Sunday, August 10, 2008

Home alone-well almost!

Today Donny, Ty, and Rustin left at 5 a.m. for our high school summer camp which will be from today thru next Sunday. It took our youth group 12 hours to get to J.H. Ranch in California. Donny called me throughout the day to let me know how the boys were doing and to check on me with Hudson and all of his home care. D said the boys were great, they even took a 2 hour nap on the bus, could I say "all-stars." I am at home with Hudson, Bailey and thankfully my mom. It would not be possible for Donny to have gone to camp if I didn't have my mom here. I don't know how to explain all that my day entails with keeping track of Hudson's care. Thankfully, I have felt God's peace today.

Tomorrow I will leave super early in the morning for his blood drawl and then try and rush home to feed Bailey before she wakes up. It wouldn't be as hard if I wasn't still feeding Bailey, but she is just 4 months old and I still feel like it's important to keep nursing her, for now. Donny was concerned to leave me while Hudson is still not a month out from transplant, but I know how important this week is to set up the rest of the year with our students. I look forward to next year when I will finally be able to serve along side Donny in ministry. I am serving along side of him now, but I long to be more active in the lives of our students and staff. But for now I am continually trying to learn patience and that God is good all the time, not just most of the time, but all the time. I have realized that if God is not good all the time, then He is a liar and I definitely know that He's not a liar. Each day, sometimes each hour I have to choose to believe that God is good, no matter if I feel like it or understand. Please don't think that I have accomplished this, oh I only wish, but I am striving each day to live out my dad's favorite verse, Romans 8:28. It is amazing how now, even 14 years after my dad's death, I am still learning from him. I would love if you all could pray for me to believe and know that God is always good this week while my stress level is much higher without Donny being here. Please also pray that Donny will have some much needed bonding time with Ty and Rustin and that God's presence would be evident and active with our staff and students at camp. I will keep you all updated as this week progresses. I have yet to see what the Lord has in store for our family this week.

I just want to let you all know that each day Hudson is getting stronger and stronger. He is crawling like normal again and one of his physical therapist said that it wont be too long until she believes that Hudson will walk. I can't tell you how exciting that day will be for our family and most importantly, Hudson. Thanks for standing along side of us. We love you all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So great to hear. I know the Lord will use this week mightily in the lives of those students and provide you with the strength to make it through this week. Still praying and missing Seattle.