In the past seven days there have been more questions than answers.
Maybe that’s how life is most of the time. For me this week was intense. Some things you cannot pay back but you can pay it forward. We have been given the opportunity to do that.
We spent five days in Dallas last week and are headed back there tomorrow. It happens to be a month we have the luxury to be gone.
I have watched a dear friend watch her husband struggle to stay alive until a liver can be found. The struggle is ugly and it goes on today…
and if you pray specifically, please pray for no infection, for his sodium level to increase. He is now in ICU on dialysis 24/7, he has super low blood pressure, sodium levels that come close to taking him off the transplant list and a multitude of other complications. Dianne has not had one night away from the hospital in 5 weeks.
It has been our privilege to just “be there” if she needs us. We came home just long enough to do laundry and pay bills, kiss the little's and repack. It’s been a heart wrenching week.
Jack and I had the opportunity to pray with a stranger in the waiting room, a lady that had just learned her brother was getting a liver after 8 months and she was scared to death. I may never see that lady again, but I will never forget her face.
I hate hospitals and just walking in Baylor made my heart race. We spent the hours having long talks about days gone by, football, kids, grandkids; I even got an occasional laugh and smile from Keith and that was as valuable as gold.
He can have little pain medication as his liver no longer is able to filter it out…so he is in great pain. Every few days they drain 7 plus liters of fluid off his stomach. I would look across the room at Jack and see a MIRACLE and know that Keith could be one too. Life is hard right now for Diane and Keith and their boys.
Then the economy splattered. Keith is a stock market man, so he would constantly ask about what was happening…not good news. I could get political here, but B Obama promised change…I hope this was not what he had in mind. And then to see America..America The Beautiful, lose it’s triple A credit rating…I want get started.
Today I woke up to the tragic death of all the Navy Seals in Afghanistan. A few hours later find out one of the dead is the son of our banker. Life is hard tonight for the Reeves family. I don’t know Rob Reeves, but I know he went to work everyday to keep you and keep me safe and free.
So it has not been a week of many answers…a week full of questions…these are the weeks, you hum “Because He Lives”
I heard a new song that I love….
you may know it but it was new to me…
My favorite line is “I Call You All That”…..
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