Justin has lost most of his thick, dark hair. But he has not lost his fighting spirit nor his faith in God, albeit a very childlike, five-year-old faith. Justin frequently tells me that he “sings worship songs in his mind” when he is afraid and then he “feels calmed down.”
He will need those songs particularly during tomorrow’s visit to clinic as well as the rest of this week. Tomorrow, Justin is scheduled for a spinal tap, chemo infusion, and a new drug by way of a shot. He will continue to get the same shot for five consecutive days.
However, our insurance company has denied coverage of this medication as well as covering a routine home-bound nurse to administer the shots. Naturally, we have appealed this denial, and we should know more information on this tomorrow.
Please pray for a relatively smooth procedure and infusion as well as compliance from our insurance company. We thank you for faithfully following our journey and interceding on our behalf to
“…him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
We have known loss on this path carved out with high, craggy peaks and deep, shadowy valleys. Hair surely regrows, but Justin’s time lost “just being a kid” cannot be restored. We trust that there is a far greater purpose at work and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. As we spend another day in clinic enduring needles and pain and fear and toxic drugs, I MUST focus on what is NOT lost, nor ever can be.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Grace be with you, my friends.