she is doing great.....praise the lord!!! we are 8 days post transplant. so many things to be thankful for.....her numbers are gradually moving upward; she has not experienced many expected side effects; she has had very limited nausea; and she seems stronger every day. she has lost about 10 lbs, which is not unusual. however, her appetite is returning and that is great.
she is hoping to get to come home possibly at the end of next week. of course, this is wishful and hopeful thinking. she has absolutely loved all of the cards and letters she has received!!! it means so much to her to know of your love, interest, and most importantly, prayers. she has also enjoyed the many emails she has received.
we give god all the glory for what he has done so far and what he will continue to do. "now then.....stand still and see this great thing that the lord is about to do before your eyes." 1 samuel 12:16. what a powerful verse.
someone sent me this poem the other day. i read it to missy. she thought it was beautiful.
step by step
he does not lead me year by year
nor even day by day.
but step by step my path unfolds;
my lord directs my way.
tomorrow's paths i do not know,
i only know this minute;
but he will say, "this is the way,
by faith now walk ye in it."
and i am glad that it is so.
today's enough to bear;
and when tomorrow comes, his grace
shall far exceed its care.
what need to worry then, or fret?
the god who gave his son
holds all my moments in his hand
and gives them, one by one.
many of you have approached me this week at school, church, or even in my neighborhood, wondering about an update. wow!!! we so appreciate your genuine interest and concern in our sweet sister. whether you are a family member, personal friend of hers, a friend of a friend, an acquaintance, stranger, a coworker of mine or jenn's, or an understanding employer, we say thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love, support, and prayers!!! we truly could not make it without you.
blessings to all of you from all of us!!!