We Wait

Before I share what is going on in our world I want to say, “THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!” So many of you shared such incredible words of encouragement with my family after my last post. I shed many tears as I read through personal testimonies – stories of strength and hope, as well as offers from complete strangers willing to stretch themselves and share in the weight of our burden. Please forgive me if I was unable to answer you personally. I have saved every single text, comment, and email with the hopes that one day I would be able to say a personal, “Thank you.” For now, please accept this heartfelt internet “hug” from me. Oh how you showed Jesus to our family and we are incredibly thankful.

Three months later here we are! We have made it to TEXAS, we are getting settled and we are happy! Despite the heat and HUMIDITY {almost unbearable}, we are making our life here. This is HUGE! One of the things I left out of that previous post was that we were not guaranteed a house on the military installation for at least 4 – 6 months. In preparation, hubby and I had furnished apartments lined up (because we wouldn’t have any of our household goods} for those months and prayed that somehow we would move up the list quickly and be able to move on post. I was packing my house in three different piles … things we needed for the next 6 months, things we didn’t need for at least 6 months and things we didn’t need at all, anymore. It was almost too much for my already weary mind. But, guess what? God had other plans and I want you to know that your prayers were a big part of that. I asked you to pray for this, “The move … for our housing to line up quickly on the military installation …”

Three days after I posted it, the housing office called us and said, “This never happens, but guess what? We have a house for you if you want it.” Let me just tell you … I fell to the floor in a puddle. God’s grace was all over that one. We didn’t have to pack up for six months of “unknown” and we were assured we had a place to call home once we arrived. This brought such peace to my soul.

We still have several hurdles to overcome, Dan’s health being one of them. He has met with the neurosurgeon and team here. We have been advised to “wait.” Because this type of tumor is slow growing and not aggressive at this point, the surgeon believes it is better to watch its growth and determine the course of action. The location of the tumor is complicated to get to and the risks are high. As of right now, the risks are higher if it is taken out than if it stays in his brain and we just watch it. This is not a typical approach to this type of tumor as the standard of care would be to remove it if it were more superficial. But because he has zero symptoms, no seizures and his quality of life is not affected at all, we wait. I hate wait.  This is a hard place for us to live. I struggle with anxiety; the what-ifs. I feel helpless and sometimes silly when I plan for the future as I really have NO IDEA what the future holds. I am constantly humbled by this verse, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9

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I am glad He knows more than me and that He is in charge. None of us are guaranteed our health, our finances, our jobs, our friendships, our {insert}. One thing we are certain of is this, “ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39

Please continue to pray for our family. Dan’s next MRI will be in November. Our hearts desire is that we would learn all that God has for us as we walk this journey – wisdom, strength, dependence, and integrity. There are things we learn in trials that we cannot learn any other way. But we can’t do it alone and we thank you for your support. We also appreciate your prayers for healing. We serve a big God and nothing is impossible.

Waiting with God’s grace … xo

KC

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11 Responses to We Wait

  1. Cody Fuller says:

    Character is revealed in hardship, you guys have shown remarkable character and trust in The Lord. Love you guys. Great “Princess Bride” reference!

  2. chrissi says:

    so glad to find your post in my email box. i have been wondering how you all were doing. not worried for you because i know you are carried in the palm of His hand. praying for your family and keeping you in our hearts♥

  3. paige says:

    i always love your way with words my friend. i love you encouraging spirit.
    i love that you are always focused on jesus.

    love following ya’ll on insta & seeing the faces of your beautiful family. thankful your handsome man is doing great!
    much love sweet kc girl

  4. Mary says:

    Your post gave me encouragement as I struggle with my new life as a widow. Thank you for your strength. It impowers me.
    Praying that as you begin your new journey , you continue to find comfort in knowing that others are sending you their strength and love.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Meyers

  5. Tammy Ludlow says:

    Oh KC…… you are amazing and you have spoken all the right words to me at the right time during my battle. The verse you wrote about “our plans” is soooo good! I can so relate to the word “waiting!!!” I do NOT like that word either and yet you are so right….. none of us really know nothing except the fact that we only can have Peace in HIM. For me, this means letting go of control – ouch. I have decided I can waste my time trying to “figure it all out and understand” or use my time enjoying the moment I have here in this life and TRUST my heavenly father. I will continue to pray for you and Dan. You are awesome and strong and I know you may not always “feel” that way but it shows.
    love you ~
    Tammy

  6. friend!! so glad to see an update! wish i could come visit and see your house for myself! that proverbs verse is exactly what I needed to hear right now, and I’m so glad you shared it! miss you!

  7. charis says:

    still praying for perfect health to dan’s brain and body and for complete healing. you guys are on my mind often.

  8. Ellen says:

    Your gratitude oozes from those words. You are the most sincere, genuine, heartfelt person! I just love you all up! Hugs to all!

  9. Ellen says:

    I have clung to, cried over and soaked in that beautiful verse multiple times in my life. He does not fail!

  10. Libby says:

    You’ve been on my mind from afar. Praying for peace and strength in the “wait”. Love to you all.

  11. Julie says:

    Praying for you! Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says The Lord who has compassion on you! Rest in His COVENANT of peace over you!!!

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