Monday, June 25, 2007

Thinking about...

~Thinking about my grandpa in South Lake Tahoe, who was supposed to be celebrating his 80th Birthday, yesterday with friends and family. Instead, my grandparents were at their home choosing which of their possessions to take with them as they were being evacuated due to an out-of-control forest fire burning just a mile away. Before we turned in for the night, the reports were that an estimated 65 homes had been destroyed. We weren't sure what the morning would hold.

As we checked reports the next day, it stated 220 homes had been destroyed and 1,ooo people evacuated. The good news for my grandparents, is that for now, their home is safe. The fire raged into the opposite direction of them. Then the wind speeds and temperatures dropped into the night which helped the firefighters get a handle on the situation. There is still concern for this area. If the fire, crosses the fire line then it could go into a heavily populated residential area and go into the city. This fire is far and above the biggest disaster that has ever come to this community.
*Please pray for this South Lake Tahoe Community...

~Thinking about a sweet family that learned that their daddy and husband "Jay" has a tumor the size of 2 male fists in his chest, going up his neck. Back 2 months ago it was not there when they discovered he had a rare condition, it has grown that fast.

Jay has stage 2 Lymphoma. Jay is still in the hospital as his arm turned purple since the cancer causes blood clots. Monday will be a big day for him. They will put the stint in his chest for his chemo treatment. They are testing his heart to be sure it can stand the chemo as this form is hard on the heart and with his heart condition, they have to make sure he will be OK. They are going to test his pelvic bone to be sure the cancer is not in the bone. They are going to do a body scan to be sure the cancer is not in other parts of his body.

Last, they are not going to do surgery. This cancer is one that will spread when they open him up. So they do not want to open him, however it has doubled in size since Tuesday so chemo should start on this Tuesday 4 times a week for 3 to 6 months.
*Please remember this family in your prayers...

~Thinking about my Dad who had a bicycling accident. Just a couple of scrapes, cuts, and bruises on the body. Luckily, he had his helmet on because it shattered from the impact. Could have been worse.

~Thinking about strained relationships.

~Thinking about change.

~The best thing that I can do now is to do less "thinking" and more praying.

I know that all of you have had times in your life when the circumstances looked scary. But God is with us and will never leave us or forsake us! What a GREAT promise this is! And a real comfort in hard times.

1 comment:

Leah Kadwell said...

'less thinking and more praying'... i really need to follow that advice, lisa!