High on Vitamin C
As I write this, we are sitting in a doctor’s office in Chehalis hooking Rachel up to an IV to receive high-dose vitamin C, Tumeric, and Quercetin. This, the supplements we have incorporated, and Rachel’s significant diet changes represent our approach to naturopathic treatments as we wait for Rachel’s body to heal from surgery enough to potentially consider more substantial treatment options to curb the momentum of the cancer.
Yesterday was my 28th birthday, and it was so special to be able to spend it with Rachel and to go bowling with the kids and a few friends knowing what we have been through in three short weeks. Rachel finally had an excuse to not have to bowl with the surgery and all, so she got to sit out and just watch the fun as Reegan and Braddock both bowled for the first time in their lives, who did pretty good if I do say so myself.
It has been a week of mostly encouragements as we have 24/7 live-in help as well as extra babysitters, cooks, cleaners, and grocery shoppers that have stepped up. A special thank you to the Cash family for their willingness to take their entire Sunday to go to Cle Elum, WA to pick up an infrared sauna for Rachel. This was such a huge blessing for us and saved us a great deal of time and resources.
It is difficult to single out only certain people to thank as we are very aware of the many, many sacrifices people are making and continue to make for us. We are so humbled by the response to come around us and cover us in prayers and acts of service. Thank you to everyone for what you do, it is seen and felt even if we fail in acknowledging it.
In some ways, our lives have changed in an irreparable and irreconcilable way…and I think we’re learning that isn’t a bad thing. Here are a few changes we’ve noticed so far:
Then: If someone told us this was going to happen, it would have felt unbearable.
Now: This has happened and, by God’s grace, we have peace.
Then: Prayer was a sweet and personal aspect of our relationship with God.
Now: We feel the covering of the prayers of others on our behalf in a powerful new way.
Then: We BELIEVED God is good and we are loved.
Now: We KNOW God is good and we are loved.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.