Saturday, September 24, 2016

An unexpected gift...

Yesterday was Tracy's birthday. In my email inbox was an article that Karly's doctors wrote about her transplant as it was the first, quite the big deal, and even more so since it's success. The article is in press, so I cannot share it with you all yet, but is was such a huge blessing. Just 7 years earlier on that same date, yes, Tracy's birthday, the New England Journal of Medicine published the first DOCK8 article sharing the stories of 11 people, 4 of whom had already died, and 2 being Kelsey and Karly. It seems like we have come full circle....maybe. I have no idea what God has in store for Karly's life, but we are so grateful that she has one. She is SO grateful to be living life as a college student. It is so hard for her, but she's not letting that stop her. She is ministering to the college students and making a difference. Please pray for her cognitive processing to be healed as it really deters her learning, yet she is coping. Please pray for her in ministry. Please pray for her healing to be completed. Continue to pray for our dock8 families. The road is long, tough, and uncertain. The haplo-identical bone marrow transplants have been going very well lately. I think I mentioned earlier that Karly was the first, the second survived, the third died, the fourth survived, the 5th died, and since then they have all been successful. They are learning from each one of us. We are thankful for these strong families. Whenever you think of us, please pray for them.

As for me, I'm getting my legs under me again...hopefully a better me from learning so many lessons from my Lord and Savior. He is taking me in new directions, new ministries. I'm very excited! All I can say is live each day fully doing His will...not your own.

James 4:14-1514 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

Matthew 6:3434 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

As always I thank God for you, our prayer warriors, our family, our friends.