Monday, January 18, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

We're Home!!! I never allowed my mind to image this moment...because there were too many scenarios that could have been. Thankfully, God has done immeasurably more than we could have ever imagined or prayed. WE, I emphasize the WE are home!!! Together!!! Not only is Bobby home, but he is doing pretty darn good for having brain surgery 1 week fact they would be taking him into surgery right now! Instead, he is delighting in being able to shower today, wash his hair, and just feel clean....isn't it wonderful how you can appreciate even the smallest things when we go through difficult times. I can't even begin to thank all the people who have been on their knees for us..and I will never be able to personally thank you because only God knows how far reaching he called upon the hearts of His saints...So Bless each and everyone of know who you are...don't think for a minute they were in vain because our Lord heard "your cries and He answered you"!!! We would love to see your faces, Bobby would love the company, and we would love to hug your neck and share in celebrating with you how Great is our God!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How Great is Our God

Happily we find ourselves all sitting in our apt. in N.C. on Wednesday night together, after sitting in a waiting room on Monday afternoon while Bobby went through brain surgery. I can't fathom how this can be? but I also can't fathom how Big, Great & powerful our God is and How much He loves us. At this point we could not have a better start to the clinical trial. The tumor has been completely removed. They were able to place all of the chemo wafers possible. Most of all, Bobby has responded so well that they released us early from the hospital and now it looks like we will be able to come home sooner than expected. He has no facial swelling, no black eye and you could not tell he has gone through such a dangerous surgery if he didn't have the stitches in his head! As nice as our accomodations are...the saying is true...there is no place like home! We look forward to getting home and hugging some much due necks!!! We are so very humbled by so many prayers, so much love, and will be eternally grateful for all of you!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It was a long day! Yet the day began with me sitting in the window seat of the hospital watching a glorious sunrise from about 40 feet up...such a different perspective...watching the world awaken, and the day ended in a recovery room with a WORD & encouragement (from a man who had just been through brain surgery) who told us God is real, check it out, He is true! Indeed He is! And dotted throughout the day was first prayer with the neurosurgeon and loved ones, hugs & squeezes from friends & family, laughter, tears, a great card game in the waiting room, shared deep thoughts & conversations, calls of concern & well wishes splashed in & throughout the day. ----YES--- Yesterday was long, but yesterday was what we hope all our days are like. Days where you are keenly aware that God is faithfully present from beginning to end....
And you hope that tomorrow, when all is said and done will be the same.
Thank you for being with us also...for your prayers...for your love. We felt covered & very grateful for them both!
Always, Elaine

Monday, January 11, 2010

After 1 we are! We have no doubts that there is a grand plan for today, and for tomorrow, & for the day after...After all, Jesus is the same today, yesterday, & tomorrow...and that is who we are leaning on! So today will you stand with us in His plan, will you pray as you are lead, and would you give Him the glory for All things. We love you, and we love the God who has given us this journey...His miracles have been countless along the way...He has never left us...not for one minute, and we do not doubt His plan for us. We will be leaving for surgery shortly, we will let you know as soon as Bobby is out!