Monday, March 29, 2010

Visitors!

We were so surprised when we heard that Sally, from our church back home, was flying in to see us for the day! She had a super early morning to get here just after eight. It was so great to just visit and for her to get a little sense of what life is like here. The time spent in prayer was very special to us! She also brought with her a HUGE stack of some very special cards, handmade by the Sunday School kids, which Nate loved looking at! All the stickers and pictures and notes written by the kids warmed our hearts and gave Nate lots to look at! Thank you, Sally, and WMBC, for thinking of us letting us know how much you care!

Our second visitor was a stranger to us when we met him, but left as a friend! Through a mutual contact back in Winkler (thanks Olferts!), Chris, a pastor of a local church, came to the hospital to meet us. It was great getting to know him and about his very musical family! It's so great to feel connected in this community of faith and just knowing people who will be there for you if you need them! I'm looking forward to listening to his family's 'just released' CD!

And....the third visitor isn't actually here yet, but they're on their way!! My mom and dad are coming out again and guess who is with them! It's my Brady!!! Can't wait to see them tomorrow! Doesn't feel quite real!

As for Nate, his day was pretty good! Still has fluid around his heart, so the echo - which will now be tomorrow - should shed some light on where that's at. It's still going to be a while here, so that's the reason for visitor #3!! Nate's hemoglobin was really low (74!), so this afternoon he got a blood transfusion. That's the best way to get that number up quickly, short of eating a few pounds of spinach! It took about four hours to infuse, but thankfully we were still able to be mobile during most of that time!

Time for me to put my thumbs to rest - blogging is a bit more tedious when you're doing it on a BB! Tonight is my night at the hospital, which is fine by me, because that means tomorrow night I can snuggle with my Brady!!
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that you are receiving visitors! Continuing to pray for you!

Charlotte U.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear about your visitors, and especially that Brady will be there soon! Believe it or not, you are being a blessing and a source of encouragment to many. Our prayers are with you, and may the JOY of the Lord be your strength!
Eph. 3:20 "God can do ANYTHING, you know - far maore than you could ever imagine!" (The Message)
Sandra

Anonymous said...

that is so exciting!!! I am glad you are getting some visitors. I have been thinking of you there, and wished we could come support you. I am sure Brady will be so glad to see you! Enjoy your time with your family. You are still in our prayers!

-d

Heather said...

Soooooo happy for you!! That you get to see and spend time with Brady! :)
Love & Prayer,
Heather

Anonymous said...

Wow that is sooooo great that you get to see Brady and your parents. I am sure Brady is super excited! I am sure it will be good for Nate too. I would love to see the look on Nate's face when he sees Brady. Take care guys! Keep hanging in there!

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."

Matthew 11:28-29

Love Kristy

Rachelle said...

I'm glad you are getting visitors and get to see Brady. Just wanted to let you know again that I check your blog every day and am still praying. May God be your continued strength and healer for Nate!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you that you get to see Brady! It must be terribly hard being away from him.
You're still in my prayers.
Rhonda Friesen

Garry & Chris said...

So happy for you guys that your parents are coming with Brady!! It's so nice to see familiar faces!! Enjoy your time with him! :)

Karen said...

I am so happy for you, having your family together again. We continue to pray for Nate and your family.