Today we have another funeral of a dear one to attend. Sadness abounds! I’m not real sure my emotions can handle much more ofthis! Amy’s grandfather passed away earlier this week. A very sad day.
Life is moving at lightning speed toward Pamela and Will’s wedding day. We are getting programs ready, sending out Bridal Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner invitations, checking and re-checking our lists, and trying to stay calm in the midst! I think if I were rich, I could be calm a lot easier – but since I’m not, it takes work to stay calm! I have to say, though – our God has supplied every single need we have had, and has done so MIRACULOUSLY many times!
Example: Pamela has been sick (severely allergic to Houston, Texas) since she has been home from Pensacola. We have only taken her to the doctor one time because now that she is out of school, she is no longer covered by our insurance. Well, of course she has gotten worse and worse, until we finally had to make the hard decision to take her in to see her Otolaryngolist. Well, let me re-phrase that – it is not hard to go see him, because we count him among our dear friends. She has been going to this doctor since she was 11, and he has performed 5 major surgeries on her sinuses, plus innumerable office surgeries. We know and love this man dearly, as he does us! But we also knew that given his profession, it would cost several hundred dollars for Pamela to see him! His office told us not to worry, we’d work something out, so we went in this past Tuesday. I told him before he even sticks a scope in her nose – just know this is all coming out of our pockets!!!
Well, to make an already long story shorter, this precious man told his beloved Pamela that these next few treatments were “on him”, because she had to be well for her wedding! Seriously! He did some office surgery, gave her medication, made an appointment to see her next week, and told her, “Now this isn’t your wedding gift – I’ve got something else for that!”
I am always humbled when God gives us gifts such as this. You may say that it is Pamela’s doctor giving the gift, but Dr. A would readily say that God is the Giver of all good gifts, and he is just a channel through which God works. We indeed serve an awesome God.
We received the news this week that Nathanael and Emily have decided to move back to Minneapolis. We’ve know it was a possibility, and at times have thought it was forthcoming, but now the decision has been made. They are not sure of their timing, just that the move is imminent. I can’t really talk about it yet without tears, but I am honestly blessed that Emily’s family will have the opportunity to enjoy them as we have for the past 3 years.
Well, I need to finish my work on the Wedding Programs! We are trying to get everything completed before we go to Florida for Pam and Will’s graduation on May 6th. The wedding will be 3 days after we get back, so we want as much as possible done ahead of time!
God bless your day!