What’s with kids anyway? My kids could never find their shoes, but they sure could find a piece of onion in their dinner immediately.
Wouldn’t it be nice if they could find a cure for Ryan? What an amazing miracle that would be! I’ll just have to keep pestering God for a remedy. Can’t give up asking…
Praise Report about Fred, from Dawna his wife: Pathology came back! No sign of cancer anywhere!!! Such a huge relief! God is good 🤗
Keep the faith and keep praying folks! Please remember Bernard and Luke as well…
1 John 5:15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Ryan slept through most of my shift today. I’m talking from 11 last night until 1 :30 P.M. today. I’m beginning to think he’s shutting me out; like when he meets someone new. Nah, that can’t be. Sometimes he just needs to sleep…at least, that’s what I’m telling myself. I know we’re not supposed to envy, but I kinda envy all that sleep he’s getting…
So, yesterday I mentioned I would look up what “major events” happened the year Ryan was born (1994). Here are a few of the ones that stand out to me.
a. Tanya Harding had someone whack Nancy Kerrigan in the leg.
b. The Northridge Earthquake, magnitude 6.7, hit the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles
c. Major League Baseball Players Association began 232 day strike causing the 1994 season to be cancelled
d. The Whitewater scandal investigation began
e. Lisa Marie Presley married Michael Jackson
f. Kurt Cobain committed suicide
And probably the most astounding event that happened…
g. The OJ Simpson white Ford Bronco chase
These were just some of the major events that happened in 1994; in the US alone. They seem like they happened just yesterday…you know what I mean?
Time really does fly, doesn’t it. That’s why I encourage y’all to live each moment to the fullest. Take it all in. Enjoy and be grateful for ALL God has given you. And, praise Him for it!
I’m on my way in to watch Ryan now. I thank God for the opportunity I have to watch over this special child of His. I am honored and humbled by God’s trust in me. Thank you Lord!
When we were in SoCal this past weekend, we were discussing what Jacob would be doing for Spring break. Spring break? Already?!? Seems like only yesterday we were celebrating Christmas; yet, at the same time, it feels like it was a hundred years ago. That got me to thinking about how Ryan will turn 24 this year, and how it feels like only yesterday when he was born; yet, at the same time, it feels like it was a hundred years ago. How can that be?
Now, I’m thinking about how it is coming up on seven years since Ryan’s incident. That was a major event…for us anyway. And now, I’m wondering what other major events happened seven years ago, and what major events happened twenty-four years ago when Ryan was born. I’m going to look that up tomorrow.
Point is (and as I’ve posted before), time goes by way too quickly. I’m actually afraid to close my eyes at night, because when I wake up, another 7 or 24 years will have passed. Or, many more years than that…
I think the combination of it being cold out today (upper 30’s which is cold for here), a brief sprinkle of rain, and Ryan and I watching the Winter Olympics brought on a bought of coughing for Ryan. He’s been coughing since around 3 P.M. It’s that or he’s just play acting. Most likely it’s the former. Anyway, it’s taken its toll on him, and he’s exhausted from all the coughing. We’re hopeful he’ll sleep well tonight.
We don’t know if tomorrow will even come, so we’re saying our “I love youz” and “goodnights”, as we pray God will grant us another wonderful day or come and take us all home…
Matthew 24:44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
Just got home from our visit with Jacob. He’s in his element at Chapman U; enjoying every bit of it. I miss him already…
Came home to a healthy and relaxed Ryan. His grandparents and nurses took excellent care of him while we were away.
To sum things up, we’re glad to see Ryan, but missing Jacob. While we were away, we were glad to see Jacob and missing Ryan. If we could only get them together at the same time, now that would be awesome!
Enjoy your loved ones while they’re still around…
After watching Ryan for so long, I’m ready to take the MCAT. I’ve got this in the bag. Just look at my goodest knowledge of some medical terms…
Artery The study of paintings
Bacteria Back door to the cafeteria
Barium What doctors do when patients die
Benign What you be, after you be eight
Caesarean Section A neighborhood in Rome
Cat Scan Searching for kitty
Cauterize Made eye contact with her
Coma A punctuation mark
Dilate To live long
Enema Not a friend
Fester Quicker than someone else
Fibula A small lie
Impotent Distinguished, well known
Labor Pain Getting hurt at work
Medical Staff A doctor’s cane
Morbid A higher offer
Nitrates Rates of pay for working at night; normally more money than days
Node I knew it
Yup, I knewd I’m ready. Ryan already calls me Dr. Bret. At least, I think he does…
We’re in SoCal visiting Jacob this weekend. It’s a late 21st birthday celebration. Can you believe Janine suggested we take him out and get him drunk? Yeah, me neither…
Ryan is in the capable hands of his Grandma and Papa this weekend…oh, and his nurses too. We miss him already, but know he’s being taken care of.
God is ALWAYS good…not just sometimes, but ALL the time. Give Him thanks for everything. Yes, everything…
I was inspired by this poem someone posted on FB. Perhaps it’ll inspire you too…
A SYMBOL OF MY FAITH
THAT STRENGTHENS ME EACH DAY
AS I BY GOD’S GRACE
WALK THE NARROW WAY
YOU SEE GOD’S OWN SON
HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME
AND TOOK MY DEBT OF SIN
TO A PLACE CALLED CALVARY
I OWE HIM MY LIFE
AND ALL I’LL EVER BE
ALL HE ASKS IS THAT
I’LL LET HIM LIVE THROUGH ME
SO I RUN THE RACE
EMPOWERED BY HIS GRACE
AND GIVE HIM ALL THE GLORY
AS I LOOK INTO HIS FACE
My favorite line is “empowered by His grace.” If it weren’t for His power, I don’t know what life would be like…not sure one could call it life…
Please continue to pray for our friends Bernard, Luke and Fred. They all seem to be doing as well as can be expected, but their battles are not yet over. We will pray until God completely heals them. Oh, and please include Ryan in those prayers too. Thank you.
1 Corinthians 16:14 Do everything in love.
1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! We pray your day was filled with lots of love and kindness. Oh, and good food too! xoxox