Abby and Haley

Big Panda, Little Panda




We returned yesterday from a fun weekend in Sierra Vista with my family. We celebrated with Abby's cousin, Haley at her baby shower. We also enjoyed Aunt Shelly(my sister) and Uncle Roy's indoor pool. (Abby especially appreciated being able to swim with no sunscreen and no swim hat!) We also had the opportunity to see God's handiwork in Kartchner Caverns. Daniel's favorite part of the cave was the "cave bacon" formations (they really do look like bacon). We even got to "camp out" in a tent trailer. It was a great weekend.

Abby, Daniel and I had our morning devotions today and we were so thrilled with this passage that we wanted to encourage you all with God's word today.

O LORD, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, LORD. You both precede and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to know!

I can never escape from your spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the place of the dead, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.

Psalm 139:1-10 (New Living Translation)

We have no doubt that God has never left us and we are confident that He will keep His promises to guide and support us. We continue to feel so blessed by His goodness and faithfulness to us. Abby continues to tolerated a reduction in her Decadron dose. We are down to one tablet every other day. It is not unusual for a patient in Abby's situation to discontinue the Decadron and then need to resume it again later. Our goal is to keep her on the lowest possible dose. So, you can pray that we will be able to reduce her dose again in a week.

Thank you for your continued prayers and words of encouragement. We appreciate you all.

10:03 PM, 31 Aug 2005 by Amy Oldham Permalink | Attach Photo

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