Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bless the LORD, O my Soul...

June 10, 2008

God is so good! We give Him all praise and glory for what He has taken us through. Granted, these past 6 months may have been nothing in comparison to our many brothers and sisters who have undergone heavier trials and distresses than we, but thanks be to God, who has given us exactly what we can handle in order to glorify Him.

By way of a quick update: Paul is going back to work tomorrow!!! Hooray!!! With his oncologist giving him a clean bill of health and recording on his medical file, “Former Lymphoma Patient,” plus his eye specialist giving him the green light to go back to work after a prolonged recovery of 3 ½ months in lieu of the 6 weeks time frame, we are definitely easing our way back into our old routine. Paul will need to go for follow-up appointments to his oncologist every three months to keep tabs on the Lymphoma. He'll also need to go back to his eye doctor in two months to see if his eyes are still healthy, which is a miracle in itself! Presently, Paul's eye pressure is at a low "2" which normally would indicate a higher danger of having folds in the retina if the pressure remained that low. Yet after Dr. Lee closely watched the condition of his eye for another month, he was told that though his pressure was 2, the health in the back of the eye looked like it was a "10 with no folds or wrinkles." Is this so like our God or what!? All the doctor could say was, "It's unusual, but I guess this is your new norm." Once again thank you for your prayers and encouragement throughout this entire chapter of our lives! He's a prayer-answering and healing God who is so worthy to be praised!

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from the pit; who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion. -Psalm 103:2-4