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.
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.”