will this ride ever end?

For the first time today…I feel like life may get back to “normal”. Not sure if there is anyone out there missing the Nighthowells and honestly have not felt like blogging at all. I mean one Momma can only handle so much AND live to tell about it ;). Surgery was a success…so far except for a spinal leak that was repaired, so we thought. The massive spinal headache from Hades came four days later and sent me to the ER for an epidural blood patch. No fun. Details later maybe if I can allow myself to relive that ER drama. They improved but them came back. Another blood patch was done Friday and so far we are seeing some improvements. If conditions get worse, Doc said I will need surgery to repair the leak. This is where we stand. Waiting, semi-falling apart, hopeful, discouraged, grateful for the help we are blessed with and as of last night hit with the stomach flu. This road is rough but nothing our God doesn’t know about. Everything has been tested including our faith, our marriage, our parenting, our ministry, our health, our parenting and our perspective. Hopefully this blog will fire up again soon with all the ways we have seen provision. Until then, anyone out there?
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11 thoughts on “will this ride ever end?

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  2. Hey girl! I check this blog everyday to see how you are doing! I did not want to call, knew you needed healing time! Sorry you are having alot of problems and we will continue to pray for you guys! If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
    Jennifer

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  3. Jen, I am HERE only wishing I could be THERE to help you out. Know that I will keep praying for you and your tired family. I am so glad that we have a loving God who is there to help us through the trying times.

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  4. So glad to see a post from you…I can't imagine what you have been going through…what a blessing to have a church family supporting you. I will pray that the Lord will strengthen you and you will feel His ever-present hand on you as you walk through this valley. Love to you.

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  5. Oh boy! Been wondering how you were doing Jen. Count me IN for praying!

    And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. PHIL 4:19

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  6. I am here, dear friend, and I am praying for you. Sounds like a major time of refining going on. Keep your eyes pasted on our Jesus! He is so good and I'm so happy you are able to see His love and provision through all of this. Wish I were there and could do more to help, but I'm so thankful for all those that are gathering around you during these trials! Love to you.

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  7. Oh, yes!! I check every other day or so just to see how you are doing! I am sorry that your road has been rough but will pray that God will continue to guide you through it!
    Kirstie

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