May 31, 2011 § 5 Comments
there is something about the familiar that is comforting. whether it is the smell of your regular coffee in the morning or the feel of your sheets at home or even the ubiquitous houston humidity, it is comforting. when we got off the plane and i felt that moist, warm air, it was oddly soothing. and my hair immediately began to protest.
we are staying with david’s brother john, who lives a block from the condo we lived in 22 years ago. more memory lane activity. john has graciously loaned us his car and lives close to md anderson cancer center, which makes a hard situation easier. and spending time with john is always fun! john is a partner in a custom home building company, (urbancraft.org) check out the stunning homes they build! yesterday he took us to a swanky new mexican restaurant for lunch called TQLA. yum.
after that we headed north to our former home town, the woodlands, to hang out with our dear friends, bob and elizabeth vaughn and ty and prissy snelling. bob, elizabeth and prissy all went to middle school and high school together and ty was david’s roommate at ut. lots of history equals lots of laughs. we all lived close to each other in the woodlands when all our kiddos were little and had “pizza night” every friday night for 6 years. the familiarity of longtime friends is glorious and the laughter and joy are probably a little peek through the curtain into heaven.
this morning we were at the hospital at 7:30 to start the diagnostic process. as we walked into the familiar lobby of md anderson, although 15 years later from david’s treatment, we were heading down another memory lane. more twilight zone-ish though. we got registered, insurance hoops jumped through, met with the nurse, met with the p.a., met with the dr, met with the scheduler, got blood work done, had 2 chest xrays and were back in the car at noon. tomorrow i have a ct scan and pet scans and get to drink all kinds of yummy radioactive stuff. yet to be scheduled is another biopsy. we are praying that can be done before our scheduled return to denver on friday. although we don’t have any answers as to what is going on yet, i am grateful and confident that we are pointed in the right direction.
mostly though i am grateful for how God blesses us. even in the middle of this crummy spot in our journey are these fabulous ways He comforts us and shows His love…time with family, lots of laughter with dear friends, mexican food and wonderful memories. even humidity.
2 corinthians 1:3-5
praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. for just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.