These past few days have been full of big things...for Jason and me at least.
Thursday Jason flew us to Little Rock as a family for the first time. I have flown with him several times, but Z never has. It was a lot of fun and took us less than one hour to get there. Jason told me I was the co-pilot. Scary!
Our little fam
He has worked several years to get his private pilot's license. I am so proud of him!
Zach chilled in the backseat saying, "Airplane" over and over.
Friday morning I had my final evaluation with the neurologist who was my main physician in May when I was sick. This is one of those appointments I had been dreading. Although he already knew what happened with Reese, I knew we would be discussing her medically and possible reasons for her condition. I left with more unanswered questions and anxious about future babies, but GOD is just going to have to work all of this out in my heart.
I have no doubt GOD used this man and his team to save my life, and they did everything in their power to protect Reese. I just hope I never have to see him inside a hospital again!
Friday afternoon we flew to Memphis for Jason's big half marathon. I met a precious friend Kelley at Spaghetti Warehouse for dinner. Kelley and her husband Mark drove three hours so we could meet! It was amazing. The Holy Spirit uses this blog world in mighty ways.
GOD brought Kelley into my life when Reese was born, and we have been in touch ever since. She is still faithfully hanging in there with me (like so many of you). ; ) She has poured truth and life into me and challenged me from GOD's Word. Last night she encouraged me that GOD never says "No" to what He has already promised. I am holding onto His promise of complete joy. This sounds so foreign to me now, but it is what I hope for in our future.
Me & Kelley
She painted this portrait of Reese and me. The picture I took doesn't do it justice. It will always be a treasure in our home.
Jason ran the St. Jude Memphis half-marathon this morning with several friends. They have been training for months and did a wonderful job!
The crazy runners. ; ) I'm jealous because I used to be one of them. Since I've been pregnant these past few years, all I can manage to do is walk and run a little. ; )
On your mark, get set, go!
I ran into my cousin David at the race. He is six months older than me, and I wish we lived closer together. I loved seeing him and his precious son Silas. Breanna his wife ran the marathon this morning.
Happy to have crossed the finish line and have their medals...maybe a little sore and tired, too. ; )
On the way to our car, a sweet woman stopped me because she has been reading about Reese and our family on my blog. I loved meeting her and her friends! It was an honor. I don't want to share her name in case she would prefer me not to. ; )
She blessed my heart and made my day!
Thank you again for your sweet words and prayers. GOD is using you to constantly encourage and love on us. Your prayers are making a big difference in our lives.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure, because You will not abandon me...