“The Lord is like a father to His children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.”
~ Psalm 103:13
Nick slept most of the day away. When he was awake, he was very weak. We were sure to have him drink every time he was awake, and thankfully, we were able to get him to eat a little too. You don’t realize how important things like drinking water can become until someone needs to be reminded to drink.

Our biggest concern at this time is a place on Nick’s head that has been bleeding. Our wonderful friend, Martha, who is an ER nurse comes every day to check on Nick and has been able to help us keep this under control. She was at our house last night til after midnight. Oh, thank you, Lord, for Martha!

Tonight, I am so thankful to say that Nick went to bed with no pain in his legs or back!! Thank you, Lord!

I wish you could all meet Nick and know him like I do. He is one of those kids that just grabs your heart the instant you are near him. He is so polite, so appreciative, so content…………

When you are with him, you just know that he is being ministered to by angels. He radiates peace.

He apologizes for anything that inconveniences the person helping him.

He gives a “thumbs up” when asked how he is doing.

He waves the “I love you” sign across the room when one is waved at him.

So, when I read the verse above, I knew deep inside that Nick must truly fear God; because God is so tender and compassionate with Nick.

Cancer only has limited power on Nick’s body. God has set a hedge of protection around Nick’s heart. A hedge that says, “You can’t hurt my boy’s heart….He is mine.”

As I go to bed tonight, I have to admit that for me today has been so very hard.

I cried in the shower this morning. I cried several times throughout the day while alone in my bedroom.

I have wrestled with many different emotions from anger to sadness to fear.

But, I can say without question that as I head off to bed, I feel a sense of peace knowing that as much as I love Nick as his mom, the Lord loves him even more and is like a father to him…….tender and compassionate. What more can I ask for?

The Great I Am calls and treats my son as His very own!

I don’t know what tonight or tomorrow holds………but I know who holds tomorrow.

And so I am holding on………………………….to the Master’s hand!

Praying that all of you are holding on as well!

Thank you for every prayer!

I am still praying for and expecting a miracle!