Monday, March 16, 2009

Our wait continues… Since our last update not much has changed. We continue to wait for the donor's final consent and a transplant date. The transplant team at MD Anderson, remain positive and say that there is nothing unusual about the wait. In fact, the donor recently attended an information session on the bone marrow donation process and is still interested in donating. What has changed is Jodie's overall health. She's been feeling great over the last few weeks. Sinus pressure from allergies has eased considerably. Her energy level is up too, it's allowed her to take a couple of walks in the park and exercise a little more which has helped here control her blood sugar. Thankfully the kids and I have been healthy during this time too, that's really given us a lot more time together as a family. This week my parents are in town visiting from Houston. My dad continues to take medication in hopes of further reducing his kidney cancer and the growth that had spread to his lungs and ribs. Eventually they hope to remove the kidney all together. Psalm 13 captures David asking God four times, "How Long?" David struggled with how long God would allow him to endure hardship. At end of the passage though, David remained faithful and hopeful in God's plan for him, so do we. "But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me." Psalm 13: 5-6