We are back from our crazy 2 day trip to New Jersey. Whew!, that was a lot of driving but we had a great time talking, laughing and singing classic rock (like Livin' on a Praaaaaaayer and Cecilia). We are livin' on prayers right now- thank you. We feel really good about this doctor. I did blood work and now we are just waiting on results so we can move forward with treatment... which will be 8 more weeks of IV antibiotics. We are hopeful. I am scared but hopeful. I felt God's hand of protection on me like the hand of an over-protective Father. I know that He is at work in my life through this and that this is part of a beautiful poem he is writing.
I was probably the healthiest one in the waiting room and there were sick little kids there. It made us realize how thankful we should be. It also reminded us that this is not heaven. Our hearts cried "Maranatha!" (which means "come quickly Lord Jesus") as we left there. This world is broken and sometimes you just get a clearer picture of the magnitude of it's brokenness. I am thankful that, as Christians, this is not our home and that we will be spending eternity in a place where there are no sick kids, no tears, NO TICKS and nothing to fear.
I really hope that I will get better and that this will just be a bad memory.
I am staying at my mom's for a while until we figure out the next step in this complicated process.
We love you and are so thankful for your friendships!!!
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.