Well, we’re on our way. We were able to stay home yesterday and rest. Clay took two naps. We had a few visitors who came to encourage us, but it was mostly a quiet day. I finished all the laundry and packed our bags. We were up pretty late last night so we slept in a little and we’ve just been taking our time. We stopped to see a good friend in the hospital and then got on the road.
Many of you have asked about our kids. I will write more about them as soon as I am able, but I want you to know that they are incredibly strong. I’ve done a lot of reflecting these last few days, as you can imagine. I’ve thought several times about how my years of managing a career required my kids to be self-sufficient. The atmosphere that the Holy Spirit has created in our home has made them incredibly stable. We have kept them completely informed throughout this process. Not holding anything back. We’ve just felt from the beginning, that they need to be able to trust that we are not hiding information. I also have wanted them to be able to be with Clay as much as possible and I don’t want to constantly tell them to leave the room when we are talking. So, they are right in the middle of all of this with us. That’s why they are making the trip with us to MD Anderson.
We are excited about our family time for the next few days. Ice Skating, an Astros game and some shopping are in our near future and it will be so good to do something normal.
If the Lord has put it on your heart to pray for my kids, these are the things I’m praying:
That the Holy Spirit would shed abroad the love of God in their hearts. We have to love Him right now. They can’t be angry or bitter. They need to be filled with love.
That they would be rooted and grounded in the love of God.
That they would remain humbled by the love and affection they are receiving.
That they would be honest and open so we can help them and pray for them.
That they would feel the same peace that Clay and I are experiencing.
Thank you for praying for our trip. We are singing praise to God with all the music you’ve provided. We are eating up some serious data but we really don’t care at this point! Ha.
Please also pray today for the Lagarigue family. They are dear friends of ours who are in the hospital right now, possibly facing open heart surgery. We were able to visit them and pray with them this morning before we left. There are so many people in need. We have made a decision as a family to pray more for others while we walk through this time. Clay and I spent time Sunday am making a list of all the families in our church who need a miracle right now. We believe God is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we ask or imagine!