Out of here.

Thursday night.  And, here is the latest:

The Dallas Mavericks won again tonight, which means that they have now won three of the past five games against the Miami Heat — so exciting!  Unfortunately, it’s not a five game series.  The next two games (if it takes two more) will be in Miami — just one Dallas win in Miami will do the trick.

Besides watching the Mavs with the fam, Rob has been busy going to outpatient PT and seeing Ryan on a constant basis in an attempt to get a better fit with his leg socket.  It’s like chasing a speeding bullet, according to Ryan.  The fluctuations in his leg size (not uncommon at all) are proving to make getting a good fit very difficult.

But, the main news here is that there is a purchased one-way plane ticket to Atlanta and Rob’s name is on it — he’s leaving on Saturday.  It’s hard for me, knowing that Jim and I will not be traveling with him — kind of like cutting the umbilical cord all over again!  But, we need to stay for just a little while longer in order to get things closed out here.  Perhaps it’s really best this way — Rob feels he’s ready to be independent once again.  While I’d like to be going along, it’s probably more my want than his need.  There are some important issues to which Rob must attend before going back to work, including getting the car outfitted with a left-foot accelerator, exchanging his TX driver’s license for a GA license, getting a handicap placard for the car, meeting with a new prosthetist in Atlanta, etc., etc.  The list goes on and on, and he can’t do these things from NY.

I’m very proud of him in so many ways — but this independence is a good sign, I think.  He’s feeling ready to spread his wings and test his abilities.  God has carried him through so much already that I simply must trust that He will be with him when I cannot be!  If you are reading this and feel so inclined, please pray with me that Rob will be kept safe and free from harm as he travels and as he embarks on the next part of his surviving sarcoma journey.

Psalm 40, excerpts:

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him. Blessed are those who make the LORD their trust…. Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

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3 Responses to Out of here.

  1. peggy Redfern says:

    I’m not surprised that Rob didn’t hesitate to fly home by himself. But I can imagine how it did feel like cutting the umbilical cord. You have such a nice way of wording your feelings. I will definitely say a prayer for him. And also for you and Jim as you tie up all the loose ends in NYC.

  2. Marsha Duffie Adams says:

    Sunday night How bout those MAVs. Praying for you. I cannot imagine how hard that must have been. I am praying for all of you.

  3. Peggy Guthrie says:

    I admire how all of you have handled this. You are an amazing family serving an amazing God. I can’t wait to see you and Jim again. Your absence from the NC scene leaves a huge hole! Come back soon! Love to you both.

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