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Friday, May 22, 2009


.....another graduation for K.
This is graduation from Kindergarten, May 25, 1993.

Hopefully she'll be a bit more enthusiastic at her college graduation, May 24, 2009!

(Sorry about the tiny, grainy scan of the photo.)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Plans, knowing full well that.....

..... "Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established." Proverbs 19:21
  • funeral to attend
  • wedding shower to attend
  • one more day of subbing this year
  • graduations--K's in just over a week, plus could go to two others
  • move T's stuff home as she heads to work at camp for the summer
  • update blog once in awhile : )
  • get Vacation Bible School lessons ready
  • water flowers (when it doesn't rain)
  • update church cemetery database
  • get the next church newsletter started
  • Bible study
  • recruit Relay For Life team
  • medical appointments
  • intentional exercise
  • publicity for church's meal outreach project
  • music
  • deal with garden stuff
  • probably should cook some meals now and then : )
  • take a summer class, or not
  • bookwork, always bookwork
  • housework, always housework
Sorry to bore you with my list. Hoping that getting it down might help me focus and have some accountability. Time will tell what is actually established!

Monday, May 11, 2009

What to Say?

Official diagnosis--it was a malignant tumor on B's kidney. Notice the past tense. We are trusting that the freezing procedure (cryoablation) completely obliterated the cancer cells. No further treatment is expected, but follow-up will include yearly scans.
He was in the hospital Tuesday-Saturday, glad to be home. Now to get his INR (blood thickness/thinness) regulated, incisions healed, energy back, keep him from lifting anything too heavy, and then to keep him off the tractor for as long as he's supposed to!

Thank you for all prayers past and continued.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Trusting and a Blessing

Today B and I head to the hospital in Lincoln again, but at least this time it's a planned trip. The time has finally come to zap--or freeze, actually--the tumor perched on the back side of his kidney. Of course they'll also biopsy a sample of the offensive little thing. We're completely trusting that regardless of what it is, cancer or not, the procedure will get rid of all the growth that shouldn't be there.

Another "offensive little thing" showed up in the form of an extra bump at the top of his nose, just above the eyepad of his glasses. The blessing is that since B was already prepping for today's surgery (getting off his blood thinner), our local surgeon was able to excise the nodule in his office last Thursday. The lab report came back that yes, it was a malignant skin cancer. We and the doctor are confident that he removed it all. The area is healing up nicely, but of course there was bruising, so it looks like he was in a fight!

Your prayers are appreciated today and in the days to follow as he heals.

Our trust is in the Lord.