Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another E-mail from my Parents...

Again, I am soooo very thankful that my parents trust God in all this! I don't know how people can handle things like this if they don't know Christ!!!

Hello Everyone, It is hard to believe that this is already the first day of October. What a beautiful time of year with all the fall colors beginning to peek through. The crispness is in the air (we already had our first frost last night) and the start of another year winding to a close. This year has gone extremely quickly for our family, time is running through our fingers way too fast. However, I am so thankful for the 'slower ' pace we have been given now that Herm has been laid off since the end of January. It has allowed us days together that a 'working' week didn't. This was a gift, even if we did not realize it at the time. We are continually thankful for each day and that Herm's pain is minimal. Only occasionally does he say he has some pain and then it is not extreme. Rest and proper nourishment are very critical for his well-being. This week has been very difficult for us as we watch Bob and Jaime battle yet another round of cancer. For those of you who don't know them, they are very good friends of ours, a young couple, the ages of our kids, and have been down this cancer road for many years. Bob now has Hodgkin's throughout his bone marrow and will need blood transfusions weekly in order to get the chemo he needs to battle this cancer. His breathing is very difficult and labored. He can talk for little snippets at a time. They have a ray of hope that this chemo will help, it has before. PLEASE UPHOLD BOB AND JAIME AS THEY ONCE AGAIN FACE THIS CANCER BATTLE. Bob is a fighter and has not given up hope! God is in control, always has been, always will be...we are learning more and more to allow Him to lead in our lives and to lean on His everlasting arms. A quote from today's "Our Daily Bread" Devotional: "When we as God's children are living in faith, we can have an exciting expectancy and a quiet confidence that God will give us exactly what we need, when we need it. (Matt.7:8-11)". THERE IS HOPE AND WE ARE HOPEFUL. Thank you once again for your prayers and your friendship. It has provided us a tremendous source of comfort and peace. Love and blessings, Herm and Carol

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