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.