"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging."
It's been a week since we've posted, but that's because there's been nothing new to report. We're still waiting for confirmation of the date for admission to the hospital. It looks less likely now that Tammy will go in March 9, as that's a week from tomorrow. Even if the donor agrees, he/she will still have to have all the testing done in a short amount of time. Hopefully it won't be delayed too long.
One thing we have been reminded of through this journey is how nothing is certain in this world, other than the love of God. We were cruising along last fall when Tammy was diagnosed with this disease. The next few months were fast-paced, and there were new experiences almost on a daily basis. We almost fell into a "routine" of daily change, and then that changed. It's difficult to wait, but we're reminded of the adage: "Don't pray for patience; God will teach it to you."
Yesterday, we were surprised with 6 inches of snow in Kansas City. We were expecting 1-3 inches, and usually the weather guys have a tendency to exaggerate so it doesn't seem as bad when it hits. When we woke up, we already had 3 inches, and it just kept snowing. It didn't quit until after noon. Two days earlier, it hit 70, which made the 20s seem a lot colder. Of course, this Thursday, it's supposed to be 70 again.
Nothing is certain, except the love of God. He loves us when things are going our way, when it feels like 70. He loves us when life seems to be against us, when it feels cold and snowy. We've certainly had our share of "snow days" recently, but God has been constant. He has manifested His love through His people, at our church, in our family and at work. We have said it before, but it remains true: we are being carried on a pillow of prayers. Thank you so much.
We expect to hear something this week, either a definite date or at least "it won't be next week." We'll post again when we know something. In the meantime, depend on God for all your needs. We are.