Saturday, June 19, 2010


What a journey we are on! Yesterday was a very challenging day as we got all geared up for Kieren's skin graft - and had tons of prayer and support going into the day - and then it didn't happen! We just feel so confused and at this point we don't even know what to pray! Does God want Kieren to have a skin graft or not? Is it a spiritual matter? Does it even matter? We don't know!! We do know this, it is emotionally affecting us and just wearing on our spirits a great deal. It's been almost 5 weeks since Kieren's burn accident and we are ready for it to be over - or at least on to the scar management phase of this. We will go to the hospital for a wound check on Monday morning, and if the wound is still open then we will probably proceed with a skin graft this week. The longer we wait the more thick and noticeable the scar tissue will get. But who knows what will happen! Maybe aliens will take over the hospital or we will have a snowstorm!

We do know this, God is STILL in the midst of all of this. Casey and I were both very discouraged yesterday but God gave us a great day with our visiting friends and lifted our spirits. Kieren is BACK and has been a great mood lately, possibly more happy then EVER! At one point we were watching a soccer game last night and a shot bounced off the goalpost and Kieren yelled "Goal!' Really?? How cute is that. Today Casey is kicking off a week of Ubuntu clinics with all our volunteers, and even though it was forcasted to be rainy weather, it's a beautiful sunny day. For me, I am without a car all day, but our neighbor and friend Heidi offered to take Kieren to a 'braai' all day with family. So I get to catch up and rest all alone. AND, icing on the cake, there is some sort of event at the church today, so our yard is full of cars and the kids won't even stop by because they can't play soccer :)

Casey and I are hanging in with the ROLLER COASTER that is our lives, but we are resting in our great God who holds this all together. We trust, we rest, and we wait.

"For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." -Colossians 1:16-17

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