Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Day 11

Good Morning,

Okay, this radiation stuff is really taking a toll on my "Iron Man" husband. It's like Cryptonite for Superman. Weakening him more every day. He has 17 more days to go and his voice is already effected. The process is so very interesting. As the weeks go by, we can tell how the gamma rays, (O.k. they don't call it that anymore, but I can't spell the real name.)are penetrating the layers of his tissues. First it was the topical, the skin, we found great lotions for that problem. Then, it was the swelling and inflammation of the throat. (Painful swallowing) Not too much we can do for that. He is drinking gallons of water.  Now, it seems to be hitting the actual voice box or cords. He has a raspy, airy voice if he has a voice at all.(Charades and marker boards come in handy.)

Thank you for your continued prayers for Tom and our family. For those of you who have very lovingly asked how they might specifically pray for me,  I have a request.
Please pray for me that I TRUST my LORD in the details and situations that arise today and everyday. In all my interactions with Tom and others,I want to be an example of grace and mercy and thankfulness in all things. Basically, I want to be humble and focused on CHRIST. Everything else will fall into it's perfect ordained place. (I don't want anyone stumbling over my fleshly humanness.)
In return I will diligently pray for you, who have made your request known to me.  I take them very seriously and love you from the bottom of my heart. I love what Psalm 111:7-10 says about God's hands.. that The works of His hands are verity and justice, All His precepts are sure. They stand fast forever and ever... verity and justice. Isn't that cool?


Clogging Pindle said...

Your example has already been profound, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jensens! I don't know how we missed the news of Tom's cancer! The perils of being in a large church. Tom Hatter told me about it today and sent me the link to your blog. The Sniders are praying!