Lindsay’s in town and we spent the day together. She’s going to be running a half marathon Sunday and has been training for months now. She is so sweet to spend time with me. We had plans to shop and eat and have fun, but we ended up taking all day at a doctor’s appointment in the huge medical center of Houston so she’d have clearance to run. She’s been working hard, but struggles with exercise-induced asthma. I really am against inhalers as most have steroid bases but she got a non-steroid one to use on Sunday. The appointment was at 11, and we got home at 5:45, without any shopping or (good) lunch. I was so glad I went with her, if nothing else to make the time go by faster. We laughed all day, had a bet going about who wrote a particular song, and sang practically every Beatles song that we knew, and still had some quiet time as we waited. Good conversation and time spent together (even in waiting rooms) is sweet for this mom, and I think Lindsay would agree.
I thought about how long days are for people who have to go to so many doctor appointments. Especially for those waiting on a difficult diagnosis, waits can be long and anxiety provoking. Days are long when you’re sick, especially if you don’t feel good and are in a strange place with white coats everywhere. Tonight, I pray for all those going through such difficult times for their healing and peace and comfort through it all.
Good news report came from Clifford’s mom today. He is eating enough for them to take the feeding tube out and, hopefully, will be going home soon, and they can have a little more normal life with all of them together again and all three children together. Thanks so much for all your prayers and well wishes. God has sustained them so mightily through a very long and draining month, and to His great glory, shown off on Clifford’s behalf. Please pray they soon are reunited as a family and all remain very healthy.