Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Back

As you can tell, I don't blog very often. I just don't seem to take the time to write my thoughts down. So, I thought I would do something about that. I read my daughter's and my friend's from Colorado all the time and they are always updating. So what is wrong with me?

This holiday season was pretty tough on all the family. It was our first Christmas without Kelly!! I know she had the best Christmas, as she spent her time with Jesus!! Then we just get through Christmas and it was Kelly's birthday on January 9th. That was really hard. We thought if we went out of town and did something, it might ease the pain. That really didn't work!! Our family is pretty strong, but some days it is more than we can handle. Something about the day reminds us or one of us about Kelly and it makes it tough. I know she is smiling down on us and is happy and cancer free once and for all, but I still miss her smiling face every day!

To top all of this off, things have been a little difficult at work for me. We have a new boss, and the way he does things is different that what we are use to. It has been pretty hard for me to adjust to the way he operates. But, I just trust in the Lord and I know everything will work out. Sometimes I think He likes to test us just a little. This month, as far as car sales, was not going very good for me. I was looking at possibly the worst month I have had in a long time. Then yesterday I have 4 people come in and all want vehicles before the end of the month. I don't know if I will get them all done, but at least He has given me the opportunity. I have to continually remind myself that God is in charge of my life and He will take care of me.

I would just like to ask that all of you pray for my family. We draw out strength from the Lord and look for his guidance each and every day.

One last thing. Please pray for a young 5 year old boy at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. He was there when we were and had cancer around his lungs. They treated this and he was doing great, he even got to back to his home in Alaska. They were only home 3 weeks, when the tumors came back, but this time in his brain. They started treatment back in Seattle and it looked like it was going to work. The tumors started to shrink. Then what we all fear was said. The tumors had started growing again and the treatments weren't working. The doctors told his parents there wasn't anything else they could do, but try to keep the swelling down. Please pray that God would allow a miracle in the this young boy's life.

God Bless,

Don

1 comment:

Kelly's runner said...

Don,

I was so glad to see you updated your blog.

I wondered how it was for you to get through the holidays and then have Kelly's birthday so soon after that.

I know it continues to be hard for me. There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss Kelly, and I can only imagine how this feels for each of you.

I think about you and Patty and the girls all the time. I so wish I could see you and Patty and be able to talk with you about so many things.

I continue to pray for your family, especially Rose. I ache when I read some the thoughts she shares through her poetry.

We love you all.

Ross