And a little more….

16 Sep

Here I am, still climbing, and oh am I getting tired.  I think I am writing this more for myself than for anything else.

I was talking to someone today and I could see how worried she was for us and she had that “I’m so sorry” attitude.  Now, I have no issues with this person and was touched by her sincere concern and caring thoughts for us.  I found it almost amusing though because Jeremy and I don’t really feel that way.  We get frustrated somedays, we get mad once in a great while, and we aren’t sure what’s ahead.  We do know God is in control of this and for the most part, we are just living our life.

Not to say we have arrived, but how did we get to where we have next to no income and are enjoying life and our family without totally freaking out.  Well here’s a couple of stories that might explain it a bit.

Jeremy (dad) was very sick as a child.  One time he had spinal meningitis.  The doctor told his parents IF he survives, he will be a vegetable.  By the way, Jeremy is not a vegetable,  but maybe that’s why he hasn’t eaten any since he recovered, I’ll blame it on the dr.  Knowing him he probably said at roughly 2 years old, “I will not be a vegetable, in fact I will not eat any vegetables, I will have nothing to do with vegetables whatsoever, take that devil”.    He also had some other health issues I can’t remember specifically.  When his family moved and switched doctors, the new doctor looked at Jeremy’s records, looked at a completely normal and healthy boy and said “this can’t be the same child”.  Jeremy has also had multiple sclerosis like symptoms.  If you know him, you would know that he will never say to have it-not as a denial thing, but he will not hold on to THAT.  I’m right there with him.  About 9 years ago he had his first attack.  He had MRI’s taken to show there was a lesion on his brain.  One MRI and 2 doctors appointments is as far as we went with that.  He has had attacks here and there over the past few years.  He has worked through them and worshipped through them. Do you know how hard it is to hold a drum stick when your hand is numb or burning, or “asleep”-you’d never know,  I think he even played extra hard those days.  Take that satan,  no vegetables AND I’m going to worship harder.   He won’t let it “stick”.  After 9 years it has no hold on his body.

What made me start thinking of this, is one year ago we started tests to see what was causing cyclic fevers in Jeremy Alan.  After MANY tests, a few trips to Miami, and trying medicine, he was diagnosed (through dna testing)  with Familial Mediterranean Periodic Fever.  A genetic disease, with no cure.  You have to take a pill every day to prevent damage to your organs.  Every day for the rest of your life period.  Jeremy took the pill for a couple months.  I was given advice from a friend to pray over it.  She had been on something that was to be for life and she was able to get off it.  I thought HOW do you know.  BUT, BUT BUT…..this is genetic BUT, BUT….  A couple of months later I missed a couple days and  after that I couldn’t put him back on it, I knew in my spirit it was over.  That was April.   The fevers came every 16-21 days without fail, except when he was on the meds-it went 40 days.  It’s done, he’s healed.  

All that to say-what’s a few thousand dollars to a God who did all that (and more, those are just the highlights).  We are praying, fasting, getting ourselves and our business ready.  Waiting on God and trying to hear what he has for us and what our next step is.

Romans 4:17-18We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what we’ve always read in Scripture, God saying to Abraham, “I set you up as father of many peoples”? Abraham was first named “father” and then became a father because he dared to trust God to do what only God could do: raise the dead to life, with a word make something out of nothing. When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn’t do but on what God said he would do. And so he was made father of a multitude of peoples. God himself said to him, “You’re going to have a big family, Abraham!”

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