Before I delve into some new recipes I stumbled upon I wanted to post the remaining pictures from our time in the south and also give an update on dad. His chemo went really well but the day after his final treatment he collapsed right in front of me in the kitchen. I am certain it is the most frightening thing I have ever witnessed and pray to God that the memory I have of the whole event will fade more and more as the days pass. After a rush to the ER and several tests the results came back more positive than negative and nothing too major had gone wrong. He spent the night at the hospital and as I lay in the fold out chair by his side I couldnt help but praise the Lord that the scenerio played out the way it did. What if he had been driving? What if no one was home when he fell? What if he never recovered. So many what if's but only one definite.....he is alive. Thank you to all of my friends and family for your amazing outpour of love, encouragement and prayers during my time down south an for my dad's treatment. Your intercession on his behalf has been amazing and I am so thankful.
Walking around and seeing new life budding all around was such a precious reminder of how new life is growing in our family. I feel that despite this difficult trial we face we are constantly bring reminded how important it is to never take our family for granted. We must do all we can to love, encourage, affirm and be available to one another. There is nothing more precious on this earth than family...
I see this season that we are in as an invitation from the Lord to grow in intimacy, humility and trust that he is sovereign and faithful!
"I have opened a door for you that no one can close..." Rev 3:8