Hi all my blogging friends. I have a very important prayer request to share with you. I know that I can count on all of you to pray diligently and that means so much to me.
We were thrown a real curve ball this weekend and need some urgent prayer. We found out Friday night that Steve's dad has a mass on his pancreas.
If you knew him, you would know how crazy and unexpected this news is. He is the absolute picture of health otherwise! He doesn't take a single pill and is very active. He loves to work in his yard, fly fish, travel, and even play a game of pick up basketball with his grandkids! But over the past month or so, he has been experiencing some pain and finally went to get an MRI. The news was not what we wanted to hear. In all probability, this mass is cancer. We will know more this week. But pancreatic cancer is very bad. So we have kind of had the wind knocked out of us! Please pray that the news is not as bad as it seems and that maybe somehow it is even wrong! But if it is not wrong, please just pray that we have the strength and grace to walk through it! Thank you so much. I will keep you updated.
In other news, Mark came through town this weekend on his way to see some friends in South Carolina. It was so good to see him! He always brightens our spirits. We took him out to dinner on Thursday night had fun catching up on his life. (I think he is having Spain withdrawals!) Then when he got back in town today, we met him after church at Chili's.
I wish he could have stayed longer.
Ashley and John came to Chili's with us, too. Ashley is so ready to get this baby here. After lunch, we stopped by their apartment for a little while to see everything they have gotten from all their showers.
Their nursery looks so cute and they are SET! It amazes me how much you need in order to have a baby these days. haha I think they have every luxury and every gadget that anyone could ever want! This would be a great week for that sweetie pie to get here since Steve's sisters are coming in town to see his dad. Plus, we could use some happy excitement!
This week was very dreary here. We didn't get any snow, but we sure did get some cold, rainy days. I couldn't take my kids outside for three days this week. I think most of the country is experiencing a very lonnnng, cold winter. But today when we woke up, the sun was shining and the birds were singing and it was absolutely gorgeous. I am hoping all this rain is going to bring us some bright, beautiful daffodils very soon.
They are already starting to come up. They are such a pretty sight in the middle of the gray wintertime. I'm so glad God gives us symbols of hope like that. I know He is in control and is going to take care of us...even when we are walking through a dark and cold valley.