Thank you so very much for all of the prayers and encouragement from you all. There have been so many comments and emails that I have not been able to respond to them all. Today started early for me being a travel day home and I have had only limited communications access.
I finally was able to speak with Caleb last night about 10:30 and the doctor had just left the room. He explained that a tumor was found and that it was very large. A blood vessel was wrapped around it and surgery would be out of question. Today, a biopsy is to be performed and he will have the results tomorrow. After this the Drs. will know how to move forward. Also, the tumor is not in an organ, but on the outside. He did give somewhat encouraging news that a previous patient he treated had a very similar condition and responded to it successfully and is alive and kickin and well today.
This has all happened so quickly. At 3pm yesterday I went to Les Miserables on Broadway. As I entered I received a text that Caleb was taken to the emergency room. I received a couple of texts from Stacey (Caleb’s wife) during the show and I called my wife at intermission. When the show was over at 6pm I had walked 2 blocks and Stacey called with the news of the tumor. I thought immediately of the passage in James-
“Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”-
yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.
Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15)
None of us knows what the next minute may hold. Life is very precious and we should live each day to the fullest and to the honor and glory of Jesus.
We are trusting God for Caleb’s full recovery. This world can be a dark place, but we know the only true Light. Nothing is too hard for the Lord. We will walk through this dark valley with Him.
I am thankful for my immediate family, church family, ministry family, blogging family, and many many friends. Your caring for us is felt.
Shalom, until next time, Lord willing,