Family, friends, and many people we don't really know all that well have been praying for Anna and for us, especially this past week. People we do know and see have been asking how she is doing, and I'm happy to say MUCH BETTER! As Anna's ear and sinus infections have been improving, the jaw stiffness and pain which was so concerning has gone away. So now we're not certain whether the stiffness and pain was a bout of active arthritis, or a result of her infections causing pressure against her jaw, or what. Did it go away because the infection is receding? Or because of the power of prayer? Or both? Maybe both. For whatever reasons, we are so thankful for your prayers for us. We can feel the peace and calmness in the midst of a total change of our schedules---peace replacing the worries. We've been able to find the good parts of rescheduled surgery, like Anna being able to take her finals on schedule (I really was worried about her taking them later but with the fog of anethesia, as I've experience after past surgical procedures.) Only one more to go as of tonight! And then her summer vacation begins! She will be able to help at the high school graduation next week, as well! She has a lot of friends who will be graduating in the class ahead of her, and she is glad to help and be a part of their special evening.
We have a tentative August date for surgery, but no confirmation yet.
Thank you again for your prayers.
The video below is so fitting for us. I love how God provides songs that are so appropriate and timely for us as we travel this journey of life. Our help HAS come from Him. He HAS pulled us through (and will again when we need it). He is our rest and our refuge, and we know that He has carried us on His shoulders.
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