Friday, May 30, 2008

Praise the Lord!

Today has been such a wonderful day of blessing for me and Adam (and, of course, Ethan!).

Blessing # 1: The Lord has blessed us with not one, but two huge financial blessings between last night and this morning. Not to mention the financial blessings we've received from many of our friends and family throughout this process with Ethan. Each one of you who have contributed in any way, please know that we are deeply moved by your generosity. We are constantly shown kindness and love and we are so very thankful. In addition to that, we found out today that the hospital has a foundation in which they pay for a particular bill for a family who has a child with cancer. So, as a complete shock to us, our rent for the month of June is going to be paid for through this particular foundation. My mouth dropped when the social worker told me that this morning. Through this foundation and through those of you who attended the school's Spring concert last night and gave to the love offering - we've been not only EXTREMELY SURPRISED, but also extremely touched. Thank you, Lord for your continued goodness.

Blessing #2: Ethan has done well so far with his chemo. No side effects or complications so far! His central line (the port in his chest) keeps bleeding, so pray for no infection to occur, but with everything else, so far so good!!

And finally, drum roll please.......

Blessing #3: I received an email from our contact at Boston Children's Hospital today that said they have found 12 (yes, TWELVE!!) preliminary donor matches for Ethan! They will search within those results for the best possible match for Ethan. Be in prayer that they find the perfect match right away, AND that the donor will be willing to move forward (they always have a choice to decline).


I am so overcome with emotion today. Adam and I both are. It's as if we've received one piece of surprisingly good news after another and what a rare joy that is! We are so very thankful... for so many things. So very blessed to be under the care of the Lord's hand.


Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

20 comments:

Moz & Pam said...

PRAISE THE LORD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER!!!! Rejoicing with you!

huntsouth said...

Hallelujah! We know that God has been so good, even in the hard times, but what a thrill to see all of these bounties poured on top of each other! We rejoice with tears of happiness and we will keep praying. Our God is so gracious-in the mountains and in the valleys. We love all of you and are blessed to be a part of your family. Lovingly, Amy Hunt

Mother Hen said...

This is awesome news! I am so happy for all of you. Thinking of you today and always.

CODRINGTON said...

GLORY!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ezekiel 34:26 ...and I will cause the shower to come down...; there shall be showers of blessing.

Praise the Lord!

Continually Praying,
Jennifer

Carrie Comstock said...

Wow!!! When the showers of blessings come, they pour. What wonderful news. :) Rejoicing with you.

April R said...

Praise The Lord! We'll pray that the potential donor is in great health and willing to continue.

Ray Nothstine said...

Wonderful news! We are thankful for these blessings and all the good news for Ethan today. Thanks for the report.

So many people are feeling blessed and are receiving renewed hope in their own life, because of your words and witness here, and Ethan's trial and determination. They are looking to the only one who can truly heal and transform them, our blessed Lord Christ.

The Lord has endless strength and He is mighty in power. His glory knows no end, and he rules and intercedes forever and forever.

Anonymous said...

the Lord is surely blessing you "more abundantly"! sometimes when we are feeling defeat in our lives, God gives us sweet reminders that He is still on the Throne. And thank God He is!
love and prayers,
michelle

Anonymous said...

We are rejoicing with you all!! Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow...and flow....

Anonymous said...

Kasey,
It sure is great to hear all the Blessing that the lord is pouring on you, Adam and of course Ethan.

Praise God. He is so good.

Marge

kimweber said...

Praise the Lord for He is Good!!!
Amen and Amen.

Hollie said...

I have tears in my eyes as I read this post....PRAISE GOD! HOW INCREDIBLY AWESOME!!

All of that is so awesome. I especially LOVE God's surprises that we are not expecting...HE IS SO GOOD! Praying as always!! Love & Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Kasey!!!!!
Praise the Lord for this wonderful day!!! How awesome is it?!!!! I wish I was there to share the joy with you, but here in Texas, I am jumping for joy!! I miss you! kiss that precious baby for meeeee! Congrats as well!! Love you!! Audrey

Kara VanDyen said...

God is so good.

Megan said...

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!! I just feel like screaming this as loud as I can. Can you believe we actually doubt God sometimes, when this happens I always question myself to why God has to keep proving himself over and over so we trust him, I DO TRUST our almighty King of Heaven and Earth.
I am sending you all hugs. I wish we were there to celebrate with you. God Bless.
Megan

Jennifer Wiser said...

Kasey
yeah! I am so happy for you all that today was just an extra good and special day. That's what we continue to pray that each day will bring it's own joys. I remember well the way we felt when we received news that there was a match for Alex's bone marrow transplant. We will be praying earnestly that the exact person who God has already chosen for this special task will be ready adn willing and that the process will go smoothly. What a wonderful God we serve who continually pours out His blessings on us even when we least expect it - He is good to us always.
Love and Hugs from your Michigan friend,
Jennifer Wiser
(Audra and Alex's mommy)

Ginny from Washington said...

Thank GOD so much for your faith and strength, and thank YOU so much for you faithfulness and that you are encouraging all of us out here with your faith! This is so meaningful and a powerful testimony to any/all who are priviledged enough to be directed to your blog. Yes, there are many in prayer for you all and prayer is a very powerful opportunity for us to intervene for one another is it a bounteous blessing to both the person who prays as well as the recipient of those prayers. Thank you so much and we are so excited with you for the tangible blessings you are receiving! Bless you all.

The Bargain Shopper Lady said...

Yay! Praise the Lord! That is so exciting!

dave said...

Praise the Lord! That's excellent news for a Monday morning! We're thrilled to hear about the donor matches and will continue to pray for the perfect match to be found within that group.