I am happy to relay that reducing Justin’s dose of Vincristine has made a significant difference. In fact, he hasn’t complained of foot or leg pain at all since the start of this chemotherapy cycle. His next CBC will show if he can continue on the lower dose, and we are praying for that outcome.
This week, Justin, as well as Nicky and Michael, have enjoyed being part of our New Life Kids summer Bible club and selling water ice after church to raise money for our missionaries in South Sudan. Justin volunteered to read in front of the class, kept up with the other kids in a game of tag, and scooped water ice at our stand.
A course of steroids has left Justin tired, moody and craving all kinds of meat. And, of course, nausea is an ongoing problem. But, with the absence of pain, especially in the middle of the night, Justin and I have both been given some relief.
God continues to carry us, but not because of who we are. Not because Jeff and I lead a Bible club or raise money for missionaries. Because of WHOM GOD is, we are lifted up, sustained and restored.
Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God?
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more. Psalm 72:19-21