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???