If you have never been to Nick’s website and scrolled down through his story, you may not know that in 2006 we began taking pictures of friends and family with their thumbs up after Nick’s successful surgery.

About four weeks later, my mom was driving on the interstate to our house for Nick’s radiation treatments to begin and saw this cloud above the trees. She saw the entire hand but by the time she searched her purse for her camera while driving at full speed, she was only able to get the top half. I told her the whole promise of God’s presence was meant to be seen by “her eyes only,” but I am so glad we were all able to see a portion of it!

This past winter a week before Nick’s MRI that showed yet another tumor, a dear friend of mine just happened to be with me in Columbus when her daughter called from Illinois to share about the ultrasound picture of her baby-a perfect thumbs up! She had no idea I was with her mom at the time!

Many other miraculous things have happened with a thumbs up and with other symbols of God’s presence in our lives.

I cling to these as we await a critical day for Nick tomorrow. He has a bone scan at 8:15 a.m. in Cincinnati. The results of this test are extremely critical to Nick’s prognosis.

As we wait, we trust God for strength, hope, patience, peace, love, mercy, grace, and protection.

Thank you for praying for Nick with us.

With my thumb up,