Calming the Storm

On : 8 June, 2016 | Category : 2016

Jian has been very calm about her second surgery as it has been approaching. She has also begun a habit of reading in bed every night for a few minutes in order to wind down and fall asleep.  Last night, she tossed and turned, repositioned her cast, read a book, watched cartoons, and repeated this […]

Pre Op Appointment for the Left Knee

On : 6 June, 2016 | Category : 2016

As I think back over my younger years, I am always grateful when I recall a couple of male teachers that I had in middle school.  Despite a lot of negative things I was experiencing, they looked at me and saw someone who was smart and talented and had great potential for success.  They encouraged and inspired […]

Dinner and a Movie

On : 30 May, 2016 | Category : 2016

Four weeks down, one more to go with the cast.  We have been rocking along almost effortlessly for the past couple of weeks. Jian’s pain has been completely managed, and her tolerance of this whole situation has been unbelievably amazing.  Two nights ago, though, she barely slept a wink. She could not get comfortable, moving […]

Thanking Our God for You

On : 26 May, 2016 | Category : 2016

“For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”  I have been thinking about this verse in Phillippians a lot since we have been here and have marveled at the way that Jian is able to put it into practice.  A week from this upcoming Monday we will have her pre-op appointment for her […]

The Shoe Is Now On The Other Foot

On : 16 May, 2016 | Category : 2016

When I was in my 20’s, I felt like I was on top of the world. Everything revolved around me, my goals, and my career. I finished graduate school at the ripe old age of 23. There were 22 people in my class, and 20 of them had a desire to work in pediatrics. I […]

Casting Our Cares on Him

On : 11 May, 2016 | Category : 2016

Lie on your back on the floor.  Keep your legs out straight and raise them slightly until your low back touches the floor.  Raise your head and upper back until the bottom tips of your shoulder blades are still touching the floor. Now see how long you can hold this position.  I was able to […]

Front Row Tickets

On : 6 May, 2016 | Category : 2016

I have always had a passion for traveling and seeing the world.  As soon as I was old enough to drive and go out on my own, I have been “keeping the roads hot.”  From driving to the next big town to go shopping to making road trips to the beach with friends to literally […]

Road Trip

On : 3 May, 2016 | Category : 2016

When the staff at the hospital first recommended that we drive from Birmingham to Baltimore since we would be staying so long, that sounded outrageous to me. I searched the distance online and it estimated 12 hours for the drive.  I made a plan that we would break it up over 2 days in 3 […]

Preparing For Our Big Trip

On : 21 April, 2016 | Category : 2016

When we came back home from Baltimore, we had 2 months to let things sink in and get prepared to leave for the surgery.  That two months has flown by! I can’t believe we are scheduled to leave next Saturday.  Immediately after coming back home, Jian was so much at peace and “felt so good […]

Seeing God in ALL the Details

On : 24 February, 2016 | Category : 2016

We are home from Baltimore, and I must say that my head still hasn’t fully wrapped around everything yet.  First of all, shame on me for assuming that people in the south are much more nice and friendly than other parts of the country.  I have never in all my life met people who were […]

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