Sep 23, 2009

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

You won't believe this!!

I had a doctor's appointment today at the ICAM clinic. I needed to consult with my naturopath about some blood work I had done a couple of weeks ago. At this point I should probably mention, even though you probably know this, I have rheumatoid arthritis. You may not know, however, that the diagnosis for RA is usually nailed in by either a high Rheumatoid Factor or a high C-Reactive Protein in your blood work (in addition to noticably swollen joints symmetrically on the body). I had a very high CRP, and a little high RH Factor. I found out today . . .



OK, this news is very big and exciting. I feel as though I am having a hard time making it big enough and exciting enough in typed words. So please take this moment to feel great anticipation, and excitement. And please pretend that you can see the huge grin on my face.






. . . BOTH OF MY NUMBERS ARE BACK IN THE NORMAL RANGE!

Hooray!! So, even though I still have swollen fingers, and some days are not great, most of my days are great, and the proof is in the pudding that my immune system is chilling out a little!! Hooray!!!

The other interesting thing I found out is that I tested positive for the Epstein Bar Virus (may not have spelled that right). Which a normal person might think was bad news, but I think is great news, because it is now a known, treatable problem that I will soon be able to cross off of my list of things that are contributing to my RA. Hooray again!

I am so happy that my "scarry" numbers are back down to normal, and I am so excited to see how my body continues to improve as time goes on. And I am giving ALL of the glory and credit to Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior! He has saved me from my sins, he will save me from my RA, and He will save me from anything else I need saving from. Because he is faithful, he is good, and I belong to him, and I will worship and praise him and love him and honor him until the day that I die!! AMEN!!

Sep 13, 2009

I ADORE . . .

BATHTUB PICTURES!!

The other day M&M were playing really well and cracking up in the tub. So I pulled out my camera to take some pictures. I love 'em, so I thought I'd share 'em. . .












BTW, Matthew has a 'DANGER' pirate tattoo. Scary, huh??

Sep 3, 2009

Excited

I just went through my ENTIRE blog. I mean I read all of my previous blogs. Well, I at least skimmed them. It was so fun to relive my journey over the past couple of years. To see the path the Lord has led me down. And now I am SO excited about what the next few months/years will hold. I can't wait!! Fall is coming, Hooray!!

Thank you, Lord for seasons!! Thank you for change. Thank you for making life good. AMEN!

Sep 1, 2009

Lord, I'm Amazed

Today I completed my second day with students at the King's Academy. My time there has left me amazed. Amazed that the Lord has provided all of the needs for the school and the students. Amazed that I have found a job that allows me to spend so much time with my kids while I'm there. Amazed that when I got home from work today my entire house had been cleaned top to bottom by my most amazing husband. Amazed at how tired I truly am. And amazed at the route the school is taking to get where it's going. I'll try to remember little anecdotal stories to share on my blog.

Here is a little something that happened today:
We were talking about what sin is. Mrs. O was giving an example that stealing candy from walmart would be considered a sin. One little boy raised his hand to get her attention and blurted out enthusiastically, "Mrs. O, my mom stealed a cake for me before my birthday!!". Yeah, he was pretty proud of his Mom.

I know the kids at our school may have a different 'norm' than I'm used to. But I also know that God will whisper in their hearts, He will draw them near to Him, and He alone can change their direction and direct their path. I'm AMAZED that I'll get to watch Him do it for these kids. Please continue to pray for the 'King's Kids', and for the teachers up there, too!