This is just a very short update to let everyone know that we are definitely seeing improvement for Scott now. His days are much better, and while his nights are still a challenge, they are definitely not as bad as they were before.
So many continue to serve us and help us, and a couple have even offered to keep running some of our errands for us after Scott recovers all the way. These offers have actually been huge answers to prayer. Greg and Kristen will return from China in two days with their new son. At the moment, all signs indicate that they have a fairly long road ahead of them with his adjustment, although they are already seeing miracles. And he will bring their total number of children to eight. They will not be as free to help us as much as they have been in the past, and we have been praying about how to juggle life in the coming weeks as we take back the many aspects of life that others have been carrying for us. But we hadn’t mentioned these needs/concerns to anyone else. Without any action on our part, God moved hearts to provide for these areas of need for our family. And we are thankful.
If you temporary helpers can hang on for just another week or so, we think we will be ready to begin stepping back into a more normal routine at that time. Thank you all more than we will ever be able to say.
And on that note, I just wanted to let you know that I updated my personal blog today with some things from my heart that I’ve been wanting to share. Finding time to write over the past two months has been pretty much impossible, and even today it took me over five hours to finish it while caring for the kids. But these were important things that we wanted to share with all of you; and the thoughts behind this post were prompted by this recent gift. That post is called, “Emptying the Pockets of Our Lives,” and it’s dedicated to all of you who love us so much. (Just click on the title if you’d like to read that.)