Monday, July 24, 2006

Working through the valleys

Andrea is progressing, but it is such a struggle at times with bouts of nausea and fatigue. She is such a go-getter, Type A personality, that it is hard for her sometimes to concentrate on being still and healing. Friday she broke the 110 lb. stalemate to weigh in at 111.8 lbs. Yeah!

We are asking you to especially keep her eyesight in your daily prayers. The cataracts got worse during the bone marrow transplant and she is seeing some objects differently. It is frightening to go from perfect vision in November to where she is now. I wrote down some "Fear Not" verses from Greg's Sunday lesson for me to concentrate on - Hebrews 13:6, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 41:13, Proverbs 29:25, Psalms 46:1- 2.

Please continue your faithful prayers for Andrea to see so she can read and drive again. Right now it looks like the surgeries may begin to take place in September. Her specialist said he plans to start with two surgeries in each eye, then he will determine what comes next.
Andrea feels the power of your prayers.
Love to all,
Kathy

8 comments:

Carolyn Frazier said...

Dear Andrea --
I so understand the valleys. They are very difficult. And I know about the vision. That's a tough one too. I am still fighting with mine, but it is so much better than it was. Please just continue to heal and put on weight, and know that you are in God's hands, the best place you can be. The rest of the healing, like the vision etc., will come. I know it will. We are all praying and I know that God's listens to all of our prayers.

Take care, and we love you.

Carolyn and all the Fraziers

Anonymous said...

Andrea:
Keep smiling that beautiful smile! We are still praying for you and think about you each and every day!
Love, Paige (Megans sister)

Anonymous said...

Bob & Kathy - Just wanted to let you know that we continue to think of you and have you in our prayers.

Trey, Lorn & Baine Smith

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrea, It is good to hear you are putting on weight. By the way I have a leg that ways 111 pounds :) I pray for your complete healing everyday! God is in control, be still and feel his presence.

Your Brother in Christ!

Anonymous said...

You're always on our minds and in our prayers. Talk to you soon:) You are amazing, love you-- Elin

SHELIA CALVARY said...

Kathy, Bob, Andrea, J. Betty & John
It was great seeing you this past weekend. You are all so very strong. You are right about the valleys, just remember: We will have valleys and mountain top experiences, but the valley is where we GROW, that is where the fertilizer is! We learn to lean more and more on Christ during these times. Prayer is Powerful!
Praying Without Ceasing,
Shelia

David Michael said...

Dear Andrea,

You are in our prayers! Rest in God. "The battle belongs to the Lord."

Marsha Molden said...

Andrea,
You and your family remain in my prayers. Sometimes I will be doing chores around the house and for no reason at all think about your mother with whom I worked for several years at McDonald Jr. High. She was always an inspiration to me, and I know she must represent life itself for you. God has blessed you with a strong, faithful mother, and He will be blessing you with so many miracles regarding your health so everyone can see the power of prayer and the power of His healing. Stay strong, but lean on your mom when you need to. Marsha Molden