Sunday, April 20, 2014

Currently in April

"Imperfect changes are slow steps of progress wrapped in grace." ~Unglued
 



Currently -

Reading- Unglued. So good, so convicting, so encouraging.

Listening- to hymns like crazy. I may or may not have sat on the front porch this morning belting out hymns for a hour before the kids woke up. So sorry to anyone in ear shot.

Eating - Salad like there is no tomorrow. Found some lettuce in Kigali, and trying to use it all up before it goes bad. Be. Still. My. Heart.

Drinking- Water. Who knew when I got headaches and thought it was a caffeine headache, it was more my body crying for water. Though I hoped cutting out caffeine to one coffee in the morning, meant my RLS would chill. Not so. I so have my mothers RLS. Booooo.

Needing- Sponsors for Flora and Alice for the second term of school. It is just $125 that covers their school fee's and transport. If you want to sponsor one of these lovelies, click the donate button for the girls needs to the right. Its over there somewhere. It is coming up soon too, next week. Eeeeeeeeek.

Confused- By Alice's biopsies that came back negative for TB and cancer. We need a diagnosis in order for a treatment for the mass. Diagnosis would be good. Working on some other options.

Praying- a whole lot these days. Feeling so close to my God lately. Esp in the early morning, as the birds call out, telling you the light of dawn is about the break through the darkness of night, with my one and only for the day cup of coffee and my bible on the front porch. Those early mornings with the Lord on the porch, is what sustains me through the day.

Planning- A trip to Kenya for a few days in May. The fact that they have frozen yogurt there, has nothing to do with the choice of places.

Excited- To eat frozen yogurt next month in Kenya for a few days. It’s the little things peeps.

Prepping- for the second term of school for everyone in the house but Mo man. Oh the flurry.

Loving- whatsapp. It has changed this girl’s life. Texting with friends in the states for free. It's pretty legit.

Sleeping- like a rock. Valor and Peace & Calming Essential oils in the diffuser, rain or ocean waves on the sound machine. And Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. . . . .

Learning- That I need to let the Lord take care of me, and sometimes that means taking care of myself. Like taking a morning each week to get away for a few hours. That's not always easy for this mama to do though.

Watching- Frozen. A million times. Yep, the craze is here too.

Thankful – For my little Mo man. Last night I was crying and he walked in. Silently he walked over to his mama, hugged me gently, and then wiped the tears like I do when he is crying. Even if he tried to use my hoodie, and got me with the zipper in the eye.  

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

One more week to wait

 
Two weeks ago Alice had surgery here.
And we were so happy to bid farewell to King Faisal hospital
for a little while.
 
A week from today we head back to the hospital
to get the biopsy results.
 
If there is a way for your soul to hold its breath,
my soul is holding its breath.
 
Please pray with me, as we wait for the biopsy results.
Pray for the CT scan we will get when we go back,
the ultrasound, the biopsy results.
My biggest fear is it will come back positive for
drug resistant TB.
Please pray against that diagnosis!!
 
 
This is her previous CT scan.
The darker spot on the bottom is the mass.
I am praying for a very drastic different CT scan
on the 9th when we go back.....
 
Breath.... trust..... bold prayers......
 
So I am pleading with you to join me in praying for Alice!
Girl came back from surgery, and came home and was
determined to finish her national exams at school.
And she did just that!
Education is power to change the future!
And Alice has been going back to the school as much
as she can, to continue to study during the holiday break.
I continue to be amazed!
 
Night before surgery, pizza and movies in her room.
I know my God is big! And I know he is still in the business of healing.
I also know that he can deliver us from, in, or by the fires.
This girl holds such a huge place in my heart.
 
Breath......
 
Pray with us in this last week of waiting.
Mark you calendars.
April 9th.
Pray!
 
In Christ,
Tina