Justin and his support crew at clinic. No transfusion today! Justin’s white blood cell count is up from 10 to 220, which is still considered neutropenic (at high risk for fever and infection) but his body is starting to recover from this past month’s intense cycle of chemotherapy.
Considering that his counts continue to rise, Justin will begin a new cycle of chemo a week from today. Barring a fever, we have an entire week’s rest from the cold, sterile clinic and its assortment of torture devices.
Okay, I’m dramatizing. I’m just describing a visit to the clinic through the mind’s eye of an almost six-year-old, who would much rather be out in the sunshine, full of mischief and fighting with his brothers.
True faith is not believing we will get what we want. But a trust in God’s sovereign will and GOOD purpose even when circumstances and outcomes are not as we had hoped.
As we continue to ride a rollercoaster of ups and downs, may we stand firmly in true faith whether our hearts soar with gladness or break in sorrow. And oh that we might not think we have found treasure in this world or invest our hearts in it’s common offerings (Matthew 6:19-21), but in the incomparable riches of His grace and glory in the ages to come.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7
Thank you for continued prayer and support. Grace be with you, my friends.