Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/21/17 CHRISTMAS HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

Apparently y’all told Santa that you’d been good this year and he died laughing. THANKS A LOT!!

On another note, Ryan pulled another all-nighter last night. Didn’t get to sleep until 5:30 A.M. That’s what they get for making me his caregiver. I’m a bad influence; making a party animal out of him. Next time though, I hope I remember to spike the egg nog. Getting old is rough…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/20/17

2 Corinthians 1:8-11    We don’t want you in the dark, friends, about how hard it was when all this came down on us in Asia province. It was so bad we didn’t think we were going to make it. We felt like we’d been sent to death row, that it was all over for us. As it turned out, it was the best thing that could have happened. Instead of trusting in our own strength or wits to get out of it, we were forced to trust God totally—not a bad idea since He’s the God who raises the dead! And He did it, rescued us from certain doom. And He’ll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing. You and your prayers are part of the rescue operation—I don’t want you in the dark about that either. I can see your faces even now, lifted in praise for God’s deliverance of us, a rescue in which your prayers played such a crucial part.

God’s grace has carried us through this season with Ryan (and all of life, for that matter…but especially these past several years). And, through your love and support in need and prayer, y’all have played a major role in His plan to sustain us. For this, we give thanks to Him for you, and ask that He bless you in magnificent ways.

We thank you from the depths of our souls…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/19/17

Ryan was awake all night/morning and finally fell asleep at 5:30 this morning. And, he only slept a total of 3 hours today, and is still going strong as of 8:30 this evening. Don’t know what’s got him all juiced up, but we’re hoping he’ll get some rest tonight. He doesn’t look any worse for the ware, however…still handsome as ever…

Psalm 127:2b   …for He grants sleep to those he loves.

Lord, We know you love Ryan, and pray you will grant him a good night’s sleep. Amen                       

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/18/17

Ryan and I are watching Kobe’s jersies retirement (or, is it jersii?). Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…..Now, let’s go Warriors! Rain on the parade…

Ryan’s been doing really well as of late. The reduction of his Topomax dosage has not had any adverse affect, and he’s on track to eliminate this one should the trend continue next week. Please pray that the elimination of this drug will happen. Then, it’s on to the next one…

Christmas is almost upon us, but I hope you began celebrating long ago…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/17/17

Is it just me, or are a lot more people saying “Merry Christmas” this year? Seems like there’s a bit more cheer in the air. Or, perhaps it’s because I don’t watch any news, so I don’t know what’s going on…

Was on the roof this afternoon stringing up some lights, when I heard a rustling in the bushes behind our house. The neighbor boy who lives in the house behind us came out to see what was going on, introduced himself, and when he left said, “It was nice meeting you. Oh! And have a Merry Christmas!” I had to sit down, because in that moment, I thought to myself now that was something Ryan would have said/done. I’m so happy I get to watch him tonight. Extra hugs coming his way…

Isaiah 9:6   For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/15/17

2,365 days…The number of days we’ve gone without hearing Ryan’s voice. He had the most enthusiastic and fun voice…always upbeat. He also has a beautiful signing voice. I say ‘has’ because I believe it’s still there waiting for God to unleash it again at exactly the right moment. I hope I’m there when He does. I’m also ready for the rapture so we can start using our God given talents to praise Him. It’s gonna be one amazing party…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/14/17

Christmas has come early this year, as a fulltime day nurse for Ryan started today. He’ll be working Tuesday through Saturday. I think Ryan is happy he’s gotten rid of me for another 40 hours. Just one more fulltime nurse to go…

Speaking of go, Go Warriors! We’re watching them play the Maverick’s tonight.

Thank y’all so much for praying for new nurses for Ryan. Your prayers are obviously working!

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/13/17

Galatians 4:4-5   But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.

John 1:14   The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

John 3:16   For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This is pretty much Christmas and what it means for us in a nutshell…

Be an angel and spread this Good News to anyone and everyone within earshot…

 

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 12/12/17

Mary praising the Lord for favoring her to become the mother of the Messiah:

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”

Thank you Bob and Sean for sharing this passage with Ryan today…