Thank you all for patiently waiting for this update. I wanted to text each of you individually to give you an update....but the procedure took and hour and a half longer than it was supposed to and we had to rush to get the babies and then i had to rush to bryces open house tonight. thank you so much for the amazing ladies that sat with me today...that waiting room has surely never heard so many giggles!!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Here is a quick medical update.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Monday, August 22, 2011
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Friday, August 19, 2011
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The day has arrived where this rock is starting to shiver. This past week has been one of the most emotional for me. I am facing some major struggles with doctor facts vs. biblical facts. Justin has been extremely optimistic. His strength and stamina is wearing me out! I remain very confident that our God will heal Justin. But I have been facing some scary truths....God promises us eternal life and healing...but he does NOT promise us tomorrow on earth. I have written this blog post several times...deleted it and then come back to it. There are some harsh realities to face...but I still go to bed each night with the comfort that no matter what any doctor says...He will never leave my side. I cannot always pretend like things are sunshine and roses...and God doesnt expect that from me. What a relief that is. It is comforting to know that He loves me just the same when I am raw and angry as when I "have it all together." Our lives are forever changed. I will continue to wake up each day and make the decision to live for Him...glorify Him...honor Him. BUT I am freed in knowing that when it takes me a little longer to get to that place of "light"...well...He forgives me. He understands. There will be days of suffering and heart ache and pain (for me emotionally and Justin physically). There will be days that feel "normal" and days that we are lost. All of that is OK. God never said he was going to tie us all up with a little bow and grant us the perfect and most painless life. We are blessed to the rim...overflowing actually! Just not necessarily in the form of Justins health. And that is getting easier to accept each day.
Posted by misty mac at 8:32 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
where 2 or more are present...He is there. what about where there are 500 more are present?! tonight was the most spectacular showing of Gods love I have ever seen. what an outpouring of His love shown in the work and love put into tonights pancake supper. i know that weeks of planning went into this event. there were 100 silent auction items, 500 people were served DELICIOUS pancakes, some REALLY cute tshirts, a super fun bouncy house and the most amazing group of people serving in this whole wide universe. i have some of the most amazing friends that ever existed. it was overwhelming in so many ways. our community is truly awesome. Justin had a poor report about his lungs about 30 minutes prior to the pancake supper...but God showed us through our friends (and total strangers) that He loves us so mightily and NO diagnosis can take that away. My boys had such a fun time. It is so special to see how loved they are in our church home. I looked around all night and each time there was someone playing with them and loving on them in the most incredible way. I only wish we could have walked around and spoke to each person. I saw so many dear friends....truck loads of them...that I didnt even get to hug or thank. What a whirlwind. The women that organized this event are truly my most precious friends. I just dont know what I would do without them. Each time I looked around I saw another dear friend working hard. I even saw some pretty awesome gals possibly fighting over some super cool auction items lol. The intimidating stack of medical bills that we are afraid to look at does not seem so daunting anymore. Thanks to the outpouring of love from His people...we can look to the future and focus less on dollar signs and more on getting the most handsome man in the world BETTER!
Posted by misty mac at 9:18 PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
so yesterday topped the charts on "yuck days"....many many people saw and heard my tears yesterday. thank you sweet angels who lifted me up :) you all just know exactly who you are! i knew today was going to be better...i mean for real...how could it be worse?! but i really just had a gut feeling it was going to be GOOD. i was right. la te da for me! justin called this morning and said he was getting discharged! they came back with the biopsy results and it was indeed a fungal infection. this was not our first choice...but it sure wasnt the last! we took it as a praise. the heavy heavy antibiotics that he had been on for 6 days had really done some good work. he was prescribed a new fancy oral (and by fancy i mean that it cost the same as a pony) antibiotic and told he could finish treatment at home!!! he was over the moon to call with this news and HE was more than thrilled to send me on to nashville! i was hesitant because i want to soak up every minute of him that i can...but its important to him that i get this "break" and get filled up in worship and fellowship...and i am pretty excited :) he is such a selfless man. i am truly blessed! he told me that he had prayed and prayed that this would work out. he really wanted me to go and he really wants to get back to work (i know...he is crazy). we truly feel like this is a testament to yesterdays obedience. justin will not have to wear a mask all the time...just in very high traffic places. he will just need to be more cautious about germs and debri.
Posted by misty mac at 6:18 PM
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Nothing too great to report precious friends.
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