Friday, March 21, 2008

Fri. 3/21 - update

O God, You give strength to the weary and increase the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but we who WAIT for You, O Lord, will renew our strength. Isaiah 40: 29-30

As I sit down to write this, my body and spirit are so very weak! I can only speak for myself, but I have definitely hit a wall. We have now been on this journey for 21 days....have had our ups and downs....and now feel like nothing has really changed and we're supposed to just WAIT. That is actually what Dr. G said this morning. We're going to give the new meds a few days and if there's no change, they will consider going back to surgery. We felt so positive a few days ago with Caed's progress, but the last couple have seemed to be steps backward. The mornings seem to be fairly good, but the afternoons and evenings have been filled with pain, etc.... Tonight Caed began having the severe pain spasms again. I know it wore him out because he fell asleep very early. I decided to sneak out while I could (my parents were there and Todd was on his way). My plan is to go to bed early tonight. We have been putting in 14-16+ hr. days/nights (as well as a few 36 hr. ones), and it's really taking a toll. If we were seeing lots of progress, I think it would be easier. However, most everything has stayed the same. We knew from the beginning that a big element to this was going to be TIME!! But, when you're in the middle of it, time seems to stand still. Please continue to pray for healing in Caed's body, but we're also asking another prayer for those of us "living at the hospital." Like the verse says, pray for the Lord to renew our strength as we (patiently) WAIT on Him!!!! He makes ALL things beautiful in HIS time, and we know that HIS timing is perfect. Things that we cannot see....He sees!! He has a perfect plan set before us (one of prosperity and hope), and we do not want it any other way!! Pray that we will not miss a single thing that He is wanting to teach us through this experience. Again, we love you all and THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your continued prayers and words of encouragement. We could not make it through this without each and every one of you!!


Anonymous said...

God says you are not alone. God's word is yes and amen. The Lord wants to comfort your heart. We believe Jesus to do great and mighty things in your lives. These sufferings are not to afflict you and cannot be compared to the coming glory in your life. Your joy will come with complete and total healing. Lord, let your river of joy and river of peace flow over Todd and Lori's heart. Jesus, we thank you right now for your healing. Jesus be glorified, for all that we have left Lord is you. God is most glorified when we are dependent upon him alone. That's when he calls us into the deep. We speak restoration to your lives. We speak complete healing to Caed's physical body. In the mighty name of Jesus, we cast down suffering and pain for Caed. He belongs to you Lord. We believe for a miracle asking you to touch Caed's body and restore him. We thank you oh God for healing Caed.
We stand on Romans 8 as God reveals his love to us. His mercies are new every morning.

We love you and are continually praying and interceding for you. God is faithful. We thank him for the victory.

Nancy Richardson

Anonymous said...

Hello from the Oldhams! Each morning I go to my computer to check on your updates Lori. Thank you for keeping all of us informed. Can I say DITO to Nancy's note. Waiting is one of the hardest things God asks us to do. We know God is working and we are trusting in His perfect plan right along with you. We send all our love to Todd, Lori, Caed, Reagan and Caleb!
Amy and Jeff

Anonymous said...

Oh sweet girl. My heart aches for you and Todd. We have been, we are, and we will be praying for all of you. I am also going through some hard times right now, and I thank God for your updates...YOU give me strength. We love you guys!

"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31