Wow. I can’t believe it’s already been two months. A lot can happen in two months…in a day…in an hour. It’s hard to know where to begin, trying to write about everything that’s happened in the past 62 days. It’s also hard trying to face the mountain of uncertainty ahead of us. But one thing remains constant: God’s sovereignty, grace, and love.

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 8:38-39)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

Honestly I can only thank God for where Grace is at now. She has been through SO much but God has been with her every step of the way, and will never leave her nor forsake her. These days I am back at work and school, and Grace’s mom is still staying with us and helping Grace go to therapy at Kaiser Riverside. Grace has a few more weeks before she’ll be cleared to put weight on her legs, which will initiate the next stage of her recovery: relearning how to stand, then walk. This will be a process, not an event…but life is a process, isn’t it? 🙂

Please pray for Grace that God will continue to heal her body and give her peace, joy, and strength. Please pray for our parents and siblings that God will help us all stay focused on Him. Please pray for me that God will help me rely on Him, and that He will give me strength and wisdom to balance care giving, school, and work.

We are so immensely grateful for all your support. Your prayers mean so much to us, and your love and care have encouraged us in times when we really needed encouragement! And your material donations through the GoFundMe have been such a strong testament to God’s provision and care for us. Thank you.

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
    who daily bears our burdens.” (Psalm 68:19)

2 thoughts on “Two months ago…

  1. Praying for you at our prayer group every week and in my prayers daily. Amazed at God’s miracle He has done and so glad that you are continuing to trust Him and get better. Sincerely, Debbie Algea

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  2. Ivan, You are in my thoughts and prayers and I know I don’t have the words to encourage you as a caretaker but I thought Ken Tada (the spouse of Joni Eareckson Tada) may refresh an encourage you on your journey. Thank you for the loving example you are of Christ in you!
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0ahUKEwj9t87Fz_bRAhXBLyYKHacNC08QFghDMAc&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jashow.org%2Farticles%2Fgeneral%2Fgod%25E2%2580%2599s-encouragement-for-caregivers-program-1%2F&usg=AFQjCNH7vozWppNr-jkojpwYe6Ng32hJwQ&bvm=bv.146094739,d.eWE

    Pam Smith
    Melbourne, FL

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