You all have been praying for Darcie because she was diagnosed with Graves Disease with abnormal cells in her thyroid. She had her thyroid removed and the pathology report is not back yet because the preliminary report shows some form of cancer, and it is something that they have never seen before so the sample has been sent to Mayo Clinic for evaluation. Please keep praying that removing the thyroid removed the cancer and that all will be well. As always, Darcie and I appreciate you.
Many people know what it's like to lose a loved one, but few expect for it to happen so early in life. This last year, my best friend, who attended Liberty University, was shot and killed. I was shocked and I just stood there and wept. While we hadn't seen each other in awhile, we were like brothers and had always been there for each other through the highs and lows of life. First of all I would like to thank all the JBU students and faculty who surrounded me with prayers, hugs and words of encouragement. As I reflect over this last year, I want to provide hope to those who are grieving and tell them that it gets better and that I'm praying for you. This quote stood out to me and I hope that those who are going through grief right now will find hope from it, "Grief never ends... But it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith... It is the price of love." I also ask that you would pray for strength for my friends family and myself this week as they look back on his memory.
I have had a long history of medical issues. I got my gall bladder out 4 years ago. I am hypoglycemic. I have thyroid problems. I recently had to go to Ozark Vein Center to have surgery on both legs. My right leg had a huge blood clot in it. My left leg needed attention, but was not as severe as my right leg. At my first appointment, they did an ultrasound and could see the blood clot. Due to insurance requirements, I had to wait 3 months, while wearing compression socks, before having the surgery done. The day I went to have surgery, they did an ultrasound to look at my leg once again before doing the procedure. They saw that the blood clot was gone. The doctor looked at me and said, "Your blood clot is gone. How did that happen?" I said. "Sir, my family and friends and myself prayed for it to go away! God healed me!" Thank God for his mercy and listening to prayers!
My dad has been caring for my mom. It's hard for her to get around without pain because Medicaid won't cover the surgery she needs. For 20 years my mom fed hundreds for free on Thanksgiving and Christmas and never turned a hungry person away. Now she needs help because we can't raise the money needed for her surgery. The Lord made a way for a wheelchair ramp to be built for her. We just recently got bad news about our dad, that he has cancer. So please pray for healing and a financial blessing. Thank you.
I want to thank all the people who have been praying for my son and me. I have been getting more work, and have a few people to help in getting my son to school. My son is having a minor surgery in early December, but will need to be out of school for ten days. This also means I'm going to miss a lot of work. I have had a tentative offer from someone who said they could watch him for me, so I wouldn't have to miss so much work. I need to pray about it. I can't afford to pay anybody to watch my child for 7-8 hours. I don't really know what to do. Missing so much work, though, will make the month of January extremely tight, and I'm finally getting caught up on my bills.