Friday, March 20, 2009

My Quarterly News Update

Hello dear friends-

It does seem that I'm updating on a quarterly basis. I've been thinking for awhile that I needed to write to all who read this. There are several updates that I will categorize here for easy reading.

Aaron and Kari
Aaron and I have bought our first home! I have been watching the market for about a year. When prices started really dropping last fall, I started watching closer. Then in January we started seriously looking. One of Aaron's colleagues also works in real estate so we hired her. After looking at about a million houses and putting a couple of offers out there, we finally found one that we love! We are currently in escrow and should be closing at the end of March and then moving towards the end of April. So by my next update we should be enjoying a house!

Aaron's job is going great. Even though this has been such a scary month for teachers, Aaron's job is safe. We are so thankful.

Church stuff has been really good. Not too much to report- it's just been good. The biggest change is that I have been sharing in Worship leading. This is great fun for me as I get to sing a lot! My voice and breathing muscles have become so much stronger. It really is amazing and even surprises me at how much stronger I am.

We also have finally been approved for receiving in-home support services through Medi-Cal. The story is way too long and traumatic to explain here...but we are finally at a place where we don't need to pay for my caregiver-- except for a small monthly share of cost. They also allowed Anna to remain as my caregiver!

If you've followed this blog at all, you know the Sarah was diagnosed w/ pancreatic cancer last summer. In spite of extremely aggressive chemo and radiation and some surgery, the cancer has continued to progress rapidly. It is in her liver, stomach, abdominal wall and pancreas. A few weeks ago her kidneys started failing and she's on dialysis. I know her pain level is quite high. Please pray that she wouldn't hurt so much. Pray for a miracle. She's an amazing person...and doesn't deserve this. I know God can heal her. Please please pray.

That's really all I have for now. I'll try to write sooner.

Please remember my dear Sarah.