Saturday afternoon. Rob received a good report on the results from his blood draw on Thursday. So, with his rising counts, he’s rebounding from the chemo which was 2 & 1/2 weeks ago. His appointment on Monday with the orthopedic oncologist will be to discuss the specifics of his upcoming surgery. God’s timing has been and always is just right, so I think it’s important to rest in where we are, enjoying these pre-surgery-days. This afternoon, Rob’s girlfriend is arriving. When she came to NY after Christmas, Rob had just started on Round 3 of chemo, so he was basically sick most of the time she was here, including 5 days in the hospital. Hopefully, this trip will allow time for them to do some fun activities.
We had an ice maker problem which was fixed yesterday, thankfully. We’ve been without ice for a week. And, that’s been hard because we drink a lot of ice water around here! It made me think of all the things that we take for granted when they are working well, but when we have to do without them, it’s then that we realize how much we rely on them. Of course, health is right up there on the list of things that we often take for granted. When you realize all the things that can go wrong, it’s a true miracle that so many things go right. Just contemplating the way our Creator has made us — when there is an infection, we run a fever to fight off / kill off the offending invader. We don’t have to think about it; it happens to us unawares. When we get a paper cut or splinter, the body sends all sorts of reinforcements to heal it as quickly as possible. In God’s plan, healing happens. That remains our prayer for Rob. In whatever way that healing comes, however it is packaged, we pray that it does.
Psalm 139 : 14 — Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. 15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. 16 You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.