Thursday, July 24, 2008

Please Pray for Jerry

As some of you may remember, Jerry took Jonathan on a whitewater rafting trip for his graduation gift several weeks ago. On the last day of the trip Jerry's back started hurting real bad. As it turns out he has several and herniated/buldging disks and he can't walk. He missed a week of work and then he had to go to CA, NV and AZ to do his trade shows. He said if he didn't go he would lose his job. Since he is not able to walk and he is in a wheel chair and a lot of pain, Jonathan had to go with him to be is physical labor to set up the booths, to be is feet, wheeling him all around and to be his driver. We are so grateful for Jonathan! It turned out that the show in CA would not even let him in because he is under 21 years old. So, he delivered Jerry to the door and the security guard took him to the booth. Fortunately there were other people from his company at this show that were able to help him there as well. Jonathan had to pick him up for lunch and then at the end of the day. Fortunately, I sent him with some great reading material just in case he got bored or had time on his hands. The show in Lake Tahoe, Nevada went better as they let him in. Good thing because he is alone on this one and the next show in Pheonix, AZ. They fly out to that one on Friday. Please, Please pray for healing for Jerry and safety for both of them on their travels. Also that the Lord would be very real and His purposes revealed in all of the this, that HE would be glorified.

Oh, of course, something always happens when Jerry is out of town. The water pump in my van broke today to the tune of $450. A filling in my tooth broke and now we have a dental bill as well. It really seems like ever since we got home from Ethiopia we are experiencing a lot of trials that are keeping me on my knees. Also, Daddy is not doing well again. We were in the ER last week with severe bleeding and he is very, very weak. Tomorrow we go for a CAT scan to see what caused the bleeding. They are suspecting the possible return of his prostate cancer. Please pray for him too!
Ellie and I are holding down the fort caring for these precious little men and princesses. Keziah got out of her crib two times today. She is only 17 months old and she is too small for a toddler bed. What am I going to do now??? This has never happened so early to me before??

But to end on a positive note, we have a new niece. My brother & sister in law are now also grandparents.... to Allison Olivia ....Congratulations to Lauren and Ben and the proud grandparents and great grandparents!! Mom and Dad mentioned tonight that their two youngest children are now grandparents. How surreal is that!! It's so weird to be a grandma and mommy of 5 children under 5 yrs. I never imagined my life would be like this???

8 comments:

Penn & Janet said...

We will be praying for you guys. Just wanted to let you know that I had to order a crib tent when little Penn starting climbing out of his crib. It really works and I don't know what I would do with out it. You can get it at BRU.

sparkz said...

Wow thats rough. I hope things start looking up for him soon! Congrats. on the other hand!

Norma said...

Will pray for you too!!J ust emailed Ellie.......hope that is ok? Would love to read about your adoption stories.

NCLighthousekeeper said...

Alex was walking at 8 months and climbing out of his crib at around... oh, maybe 14 months.... can't remember exactly. I left the side rail down so he didn't have so far to fall! We bought a mattress when he was 18 months old and we moved into our first house, and just laid it on the floor. Yup, life was interesting with babies in the house!! ;-)
Keep PRAISING GOD for all your blessings, dear sister - for his goodness to you and Jerry, for his provision and care. You guys will make it through these trials, glowing ever brighter as He refines and polishes you. One day at a time....
LOVE YOU

The Roberts Family said...

Praying for you guys ... we can relate in many ways .. the whole "keeping us on our knees". Much love to you~ Shelly

David & Robin said...

I feel your pain.....we've been through a really rough road since we've been home from ET too! I'll continue to pray for all of you!
Much love,
Robin

Aimee said...

Prayers on all coming at you from WV. My dad has advanced prostate cancer. I will pray for a different, simpler answer to your dad's health problem.

Melinda said...

I will be praying for your husband, that he will be free from pain and able to get around on his own, praying for no cancer for your dad and that it is something else minor causing the bleeding and I will be praying for your finances as new little emergency's pop up. Praying God's name will be glorified in all!