Monday, May 12, 2014

My grandpa

My grandpa is close to Heaven. Close to seeing our King. Please pray for our family as we wait for God to call him HOME and pray that he is not in pain. 

We've been by his side all day and have listened to worship songs and spent time talking to him even though he doesn't respond much. I love hearing stories from the people who come to visit him. We're staying the night with him in the hospital and continue to wait for God to take him HOME where he'll see Jesus and be reunited with his wife who died last year and his daughter who died when she was only 6. We're just enjoying the time we have left with him in this life. 

This first picture is of my grandma, me, my brother, and my grandpa at Christmas a couple of years ago. The second picture is of me holding his hand today in the hospital and the third is of me holding his hand last week when he was still at home. I had just had a procedure which is why I have hospital bracelets on. 

Please keep us in your prayers. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme disease awareness month, but it is not just about awareness. It's about doing something. Everyone in the world can be "aware" about Lyme, and nothing would change. We need people to become aware and actually DO something with that awareness! We can talk about awareness all day and at the end of the day nothing will have changed. So what can we do to change things? I don't know and would love to hear your ideas so please let me know! This disease is so devastating, yet there are very few accurate diagnostic tests and we are forced to travel around the country and world for treatment that may or may not work since there isn't a protocol or cure for late stage, Neurological Lyme Disease. But we won't stop fighting, hoping, praying, and supporting each other! We can not only spread awareness about this disease, but about where our HOPE and PEACE comes from! 
God is so good and is how we are able to have hope and survive with this disease! "My flesh and my heart may fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever" Psalm 73:26