Sunday, February 21, 2010

Joshua- Our Warrior

Joshua is a Warrior
Posted 23 hours ago
I am very saddened to have to share this news with you. Last night Joshua had to be taken to T.C. Thompson's hospital by Life Force. Joshua started running a fever Sunday afternoon, Tim and Nadene had put Joshua in his car seat to take him to the hospital and Joshua had a seizure on his right side. At that time they called 911 and when they got there they reponsed for Life Force to come and get him. After getting Joshua to the hospital and they did some test and CT's the doctor came out and shared the news with us that Joshua's cancer had spread to his brain. The tumor is 4 cm on the bottom of the right side of his brain, the tumor had ate through the blood vessel and started a bleed and that is what caused the seizure. Of course this changes everything, Joshua will no longer be doing the clinical trial, we will hopefully be checking him out of the hospital tomorrow and taking him home with Hospice of Chattanooga to assist with the care of his needs. Which if we have to go that route it is a blessing because Aunt Charlene does PRN work for Hospice of Chattanooga so she will be very involved in his care. From this point on the main concern is pain control.

The good news is Joshua sit up in bed most of today, played a little and talked to us allot. He still knows who we all are, he has some trouble getting his thoughts out of his mouth, but he lets us know his wants and needs. He still has that awesome smile on his face and that love coming out of every inch of him. The time for Joshua to stay here with us is short we don't know a time frame as of yet but we know it will be soon, but the blessing is that Joshua is going to healed soon no more needles or no more tubes.

Just keep the family and Joshua is all of your prayers and most of all thank you for your love and prayers.

Will update you soon.

Love you lots,
Uncle Ray and Aunt Kim

Friday, February 19, 2010

A Broken yet Willing Heart

Look what God can do with one of these hearts...

Tabs on my blog

I am so excited and probably late in the game, but I learned how to put tabs on my blog! Look up and check them out!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lu-Lu's and more

My sister lives in the coolest small town in America. It's called Watertown. This little town has such a cool atmosphere and it's not unusual to see Tim McGraw shooting a video or an assortment of well known artist playing at Lu-Lu's, the local coffee house. Quite the hole in the wall, but full of personality. It became our photo shooting opportunity of the day. I will post my favorite ones one at a time over at But for now, enjoy this. The little baby is my niece, if you are thinking "Where is Anna?"..she was taking a nap!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The heart of a missionary

The real heart of a missionary is not something to take lightly. They are a rare person and a rare heart. I hope you will take a few minutes to read the heart cry of a young lady that makes me desire to serve my Jesus even more.... It's not an easy read.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Baby Shower at the Melting Pot

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Fun with the girls celebrating Julie's newest addition. It was a surprise and fun to trick her into coming. We had a great time!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Girls

I am still here

So I know I don't write very much these days, we just seem to have been going non stop. We are stil praying for the girls and I may have answers on both TOMORROW. So I look forward to posting good news tomorrow and until then. Enjoy some fun pics of my little girl. If you have not checked out my Project 365, hope you will do it soon.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sowing in Tears

I have had a lot of questions for God lately, not doubt, just questions. There IS a difference. Just walking along side a lot of hurting people and truly wanting to see the hand of God. And I was reminded in the word today that tears alone do not come with a promise of reaping in joy. It's the sowing IN TEARS that come with a harvest of joy. You can't reap what you don't sow. Picture yourself on your knees, sowing in the word as you weep your tears. And then you see yourself harvesting joy as the sweet Savior comes with His Promise.

Joy does come in the morning. Joy does come in the mourning.