Pickled Okra

Today was a rather mild day for Jasmin. After the whirlwind of the past 7 days, today and the next several days appear to be somewhat of a calm before the storm.

The oncology nurse God sent us put it quite well. . . put on your war-paint this weekend because Monday is game-day.

The outpouring of support for Jasmin and our family has been wonderful. Jasmin received 52 comments and well-wishes today on the blog! Our family and friends rock and God is awesome!

I mentioned earlier that we were able to get away to the coast this past weekend. While we were gone, unknown to us, the Owens clan was hard at work cleaning our house from top to bottom. I think there was even some conversation of knocking out a wall and sheet -rock work! Luckily, level heads prevailed and there was no hanging plastic or walls removed.

It is sweet how people are so eager to help us. We don’t feel worthy of all the attention but it sure feels good.

The added care and comfort of friends and family has shown itself in many ways. One such example relates to pregnancy cravings. Jasmin’s cravings are pretty hit and miss. Actually, I guess chocolate never misses but sometimes pickled okra is the preferred taste of the day. Jasmin’s brother, Jeremy, made sure that while Jasmin may go without hair for a while, she would not be without pickled products. It is funny how sometimes pickled okra is more than just. . . well, pickled okra.

Jasmin is so thankful for all the comments today. She is recovering quickly from yesterday’s procedure and has her appetite back.

Tomorrow we meet with the high risk OB to learn some more about our little girl and her well-being in this upcoming battle. We know there will be a sonogram so we will get a chance to peek into her world for a brief moment and say hi. We will let you know how that goes.

We serve an awesome God.

My sister Debbe-Jo sent me a text of Psalm 91 today. It has been too long since I have read it. The Word of God is so powerful.

Psalm 91

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

21 thoughts on “Pickled Okra

  1. Jasmin,
    Jason and I are praying for you and your family. Praying for strength, comfort, and guidance for your doctors. Big hugs!
    Love, the Clarks

  2. LOVE this post! Love the fact that Jas felt better today. Love the fact that she’s craving pickled stuff because I too have those cravings all the time and I’m not even pregnant. Love the fact that ya’ll get to take a small break and see babygirl tomorrow. Love that everyone is coming together to help (not like it would even be a question!) Y’all ARE sooo worthy so don’t even begin to think otherwise! But mainly I just love ya’ll in general :) You guys are in all of my prayers! Hope to see ya’ll this weekend!

  3. Just wanted y’all to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for any of you. These post are wonderful to those who aren’t close so are able still see updates and be with you in our hearts. ❤

  4. We serve a mighty God. Jeff and Jasmin have been faithful in each and every step. Never been more proud to be a part of such an amazing, crazy big, family. We are in it for the marathon.

  5. Jasmin and Jeff, you are both in thoughts and prayers–and will continue to be. I am so sorry you are going to have to go through this battle, but your positive attitudes and strong faith will carry you through. We are just around the corner if there is anything we can do for you, we will be happy to!
    Anne and Bill

  6. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all you need just let us know. You ARE deserving of help, do not be afraid to voice what you need. You have sooo many people with sooo many different resources that desire to help. You will help bless them by letting them help you. Thanks for this site and the updates.

  7. May the Lord bless and keep you, and my His face shine upon you and give you peace during this stormy season of life. We are praying for y’all , and would love to help in any way. Bridger has been wanting to have Jack over, so please don’t hesitate to call. We can help get him to and from school any day.

  8. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering and persevere in prayer -Romans 12:12

    Jasmin, we and so many are praying for you! May our ultimate healer continue to keep his healing hands upon you and embrace you. May he bless the medical staff hands who care for you and your lil blessing. Your Faith is so strong and beautiful and is exactly what will bring you through this.
    Faith does not make things easy it makes the possible -Luke 1:37
    2 Corinthians 5:7
    We walk by Faith and not by sight
    My friend with our Faith we don’t have to see the breakthrough to know it’s coming, just keep BELIEVING it cause Our God is soooooo GREAT!!!
    Love, Lot’s of prayer’s and cheers your way.
    Keri Rodriguez (Hildebrand)

  9. Jasmin,
    I’m so sorry you have to go through this battle!!! I know you are a very strong person and will beat this!!!! Please know that we are praying for you daily!

  10. Hang in there Jas, we are thinking about you & will pray daily for your speedy recovery.

    Cousin Kris, Deana, Kirstie & Sidney

  11. Jasmin and Jeff I just wanted you to know you and your family are in my prayers. I had the honor of attending your wedding several years ago and I have such fond memories of that happy time. You are both in my thoughts and prayers, keep fighting girl you can beat this!!!

    Lauren Schorp

  12. Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Rest, get healthy, and know that you are loved. God’s Blessings surround you and your family — and that newest baby girl in your world – can’t wait to see pix! Of course, Regan is in a tizzy because someone else has to do her highlights – be glad she is not headed to your house next weekend! :) Love you!

  13. Hello there. That scripture is so awesome! We are talking about how God rescues us in so many ways in our children’s choir at church. He will rescue you all the way through this. Another verse we read was Isaiah 46:4 “even to your old age and gray hairs, I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you, I will sustain you and I will rescue you”. He is an amazing God. So in awe of ya’lls faith and strength. Please let us know what we can do for you! You are prayed for, loved, and lifted up.

  14. Jasmin, God bless you and your beautiful family. You are a strong woman who comes from a strong family. You WILL beat this! I will be praying for you and your family. God Bless!

  15. To my precious daughter Jazz,to my awesome son-in-law Jeff,to my beautiful grandchildren Jack ,Annie and new Baby Girl Kahlig remember that GOD said HE knew us when we were yet not born HE knew us in our mothers womb,yes we can look at a miracle thru the gift of a sonogram which is a medical marvel but GOD says HE is intimately acquainted with us and HE will never leave us or forsake us! Hold fast to this truth ! Love you

  16. Sweet Jasmin,

    Last night our sweet Brittany shared with our family your situation. ( We have not seen you in years…..and I felt old today looking through your sweet photos.! ) I want you to know that as a family we are agreeing with you for healing and protection. We wanted to tell you that eight Docters here agree…….you are healed! We will continue to cover you and your sweet family in prayer. You are loved honey! God has plans to prosper and give you a future and a hope. A sweet old friend told me years ago that a baby is a promise from God . How significant that you are pregnant with so much promise at this moment. We love you!