Sunday, September 3, 2006

Hebrews 4:15-16 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weakness, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

We are so thankful today so for so many things. God has been so merciful to us.
Yesterday was a great day for us to spend together. After we got back from the hospital, Frank took a good long nap. But by the time he woke up, the indians were restless. 3 years ago, we took them to a place where you can drive race cars. We decided to let them go around the track a time or two. That was fun. Chase, after 3 years, still wasn't tall enough to drive his own car.

So after wiping his big blue eyes, he decided it would be fun to ride with Chandler. Zach was sweet enough to give up one of his "big track" turns to ride with Chase on the smaller track.

Frank sat in the shade, and did really well. He was tired, and the hour was long enough for him, but he enjoyed watching them, and paid enough attention to note how aggressive of a driver Chandler was. When she came off the track, she told a funny story about a mom and small child in a car near her. "She kept giving me THE LOOK like I should just let her pass me just for her kid. But I was there to win!"... Behold our future driver.

With Frank being tired, we were going to cook at home and just hang out, but he got a second wind and wanted to eat out. So we got catfish.

The picuture of Frank and the kids is at the restaraunt. He was making fun of me for taking SO many pictures. He was really tired and ready to go, but he put on that face to tease me. But he looks good, doesn't he?

We just watched TV after that while Frank slept amongst us. It was great to be together.
Today, Chandler went with us to the hospital. She wanted some Krispy Kream, so she and I left and came back with 2 dozen donuts. We enjoyed sharing them with staff and family. Chandler was taking good care of her daddy, getting him ice chips and water, but of course, she had to make the most of an oppertunity. You can see by the pictures, that we are determined to keep laughing a priority.

Although, we weren't laughing when a new patient came into our room today with a fever of 102.5, infection of unknown origin (for 3 weeks), and a cough!!
Chandler and I packed Frank up fast, grabbed a nurse and told her we needed a new room!! That shouldn't have happened!! Who put them in our room?? She agreed, and we moved.
We didn't want to hurt their feelings, so we gave them 2 donuts on our way out the door. The raspberry filled one!! I hope she feels better soon.

Frank's platelets are 77.
White and red counts dropping.
No nausea. Still has a decent appetite. So far, he's doing awesome!! Answered prayer!!

The kids went home today. Lisa and Jim passed through on their way home from camping, so they picked them up for us. Miss them already.

Have a wonderful holiday tomorrow. Thank you for praying for us. We feel each and every one. His grace is sufficient.

Psalm 59:16-17 But I will sing of Your power, Yes I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning, For You have been my defense and refuge in the day of trouble. To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises, for God is my defense, My God of mercy.

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