Sunday, May 12, 2013

Best Mother's Day Gift Ever!

Erin delivered a precious baby boy on May 9th.  His name is Kenneth Ryan Jr. and weighed almost seven pounds.  This is the picture Ryan sent us minutes after he was born. We are so blessed!

Erin's parents came down and will live with Ryan and Erin for the next few weeks as they adjust to a second child and  Erin recovers from delivery.  What a rich godly heritage this baby boy has been born into.  All his grandparents love Jesus as well as his parents, aunts, and uncles, etc.  Children are indeed an amazing gift from our Lord.

I continue to struggle to get well.  I have to go in to get my blood tested every other day to make sure the balance of water and sodium are okay.  We do this to prevent me from going to the Emergency room again.  Three times is plenty.

The pathology report said this tumor was a grade one, benign, and slow growing tumor just like my last one nine years ago.  It said there should be no concern that it will grow any faster than the other one.  Hopefully, it will never grow back again. I have a diseased dura in which the tumor is growing out of and if they were to dig into the dura, I would have no quality of life.

May all of you wonderful mothers have a great mother's day.  Life is fragile and very precious.  Use your time wisely loving those around you.

Listen to your father who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Buy truth, and do not sell it;
buy wisdom, instruction, and understanding.
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice;
he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.
Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.
Proverbs 23:22-25