Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thanks Be To God

So much has transpired since I last wrote, Ive been really busy but that is a good thing....It is now Thanksgiving Weekend.. wow how time flies. We are having our annual dinner etc. with the family and it sure feels good to be home and together…but our family never misses a beat as far as excitement and Nandor topped it off this weekend for us. Saturday we all went for a hike at a beautiful waterfalls in North Bay, the leaves are peaking this weekend and it is gorgeous!!!! The girls all went home to prepare the yummy Thanksgiving turkey dinner and the guys, Nandor, Ed and Ryan went for a quick hunt. Hours later and already dark we got a call that they are going up to North Bay to take Nandor to emerg. He shot a deer and while dragging it back to the car he dropped the arrow that killed the deer and kicked into it. It went through his boot and hit a major artery. But before they went to emerg the deer was tagged and put into the car. Yes.. he got his deer!!!! By this time he had a pool of blood on the floor of Rebekah’s car and blood all over the dashboard. Imagine the sight when he arrived at emerg…he is in full camo gear…his right arm if full of deer blood from gutting it, I’m sure there was some splattering on his face and hands… then his foot is wrapped in a towel dripping with blood. Needless to say they brought him in right away…they didn’t want the others to faint by seeing him…They kept him for the night and this morning the surgeon saw him and thankfully all the tendons are alright...he ran a fever at night so they are giving antibiotics and hopefully tomorrow the surgeon can stitch him back up. I will keep you posted as to what is happening and please pray that he will heal up quickly.

My treatments are going pretty good, doctor is pleased as to how well I am tolerating them. I did get called in on Friday to let me know that my counts are dropping and they will be giving me a blood transfusion on Thursday. Other than that I am pretty busy and that helps the days pass quicker. I have met several believers among the patients that are staying at the Lodge and am always meeting new people that are going through cancer. I also dropped into Toronto Baptist Seminary/ Jarvis St Baptist Church which is about four blocks from where I am staying. They have all been wonderful there, I walk over when I can and help out where I can and attend chapel and classes when I can.

I have been learning a bit or two about waiting lately. There is a lot of waiting in my days….waiting for the shuttle that takes us to the treatment…waiting to get the treatment….waiting to come back on the shuttle…waiting for the weekend so I can come home and see my wonderful family and awesome husband….waiting to see if these treatments are working, but the Lord says waiting is a good thing…

Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable,
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles
They shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

So this Thanksgiving weekend I am so thankful for the wonderful things the Lord is doing, and most of all for the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.

In His Hands,