Kate and I had a pleasant trip back to St. Louis this afternoon, until we arrived and stepped out into the 21 degree weather with 15 mph wind. Yikes! I think we should have stayed in Houston a few more days.
On the flight back, Kate overheard a couple in front of us talking with the flight attendant about the man's brain tumor and their recent visit to MD Anderson. Kate took the liberty to introduce herself to this couple and encourage them on their journey. I don't exactly know all of the details but I believe his tumor is inoperable and he will be undergoing chemo and radiation therapy soon. The couple resides in southeast Missouri. Presently, he can't use his legs and is confined to a wheelchair (due to the tumor). Please pray for this couple.
Just when we thought how blessed we were to have such wonderful people supporting us on our trip to Houston, lo and behold a surprise was waiting for us when we returned home. Our master bedroom was painted and completely redecorated. Our upstairs hallway and the boys bathroom was freshly painted. The boys bunk beds were put together. Finally, gas logs were installed in our downstairs fireplace. THIS WAS A HUGE BLESSING! We have procrastinated for years about doing most of these things. I told Kate that she should have had a brain tumor sooner (just kidding, of course).
We a very grateful for the many people that invested their time and money into this endeavor. A special thanks to Em and Big G, Jimmy & Patty, Larry, our church family at ChesPres, and many others involved. Also, thanks to Gram and Aunt Dee Dee for welcoming these people into our home and keeping little Stu out of trouble while they were here.
We continue to be overwhelmed by God's grace working through his people.