Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Monday, October 22, 2012

Okay, its been long enough since the last entry - and the good news is that there really hasn't been a bunch to report. Jason is doing well, though still in the hospital and waiting on the folks who do the housing set ups to get his housing done. He has a prone-cart that provides him with a bit better ability to get out and around, so that he doesn't have to remain in his room all day long, and that does make him much happier. They are still working on his wounds and trying to get the healing to take place, and it looks like they may be going back to a skin graft, but we're waiting to hear more about that. There was a procedure done to help with the pain level and discomfort, in that they deadened the nerve(s) in the area that was causing the greatest discomfort, and it seemed to make it better for Jason.

Linda and I are planning on going out to see Jason and the family over the Thanksgiving holiday, and will be there for the entire week. We hope to be able to spend a considerable amount of time with Jason and the rest of the family, and also with some of our friends out there. What is allowing this to happen is the generosity of Luke's Wings, who will be flying us out and back, using donated frequent flier miles. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

6 comments:

  1. Know it has to be so hard on you being so far away! So glad you're going to be able to go see Jason and the family!
    Lifting up prayers!
    Psalms 145:14-18 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
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  2. So glad that Jason is doing better and that there is some relief from pain thank goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great news about going back there. I hope that you get to see the kids and that you enjoy a great visit with Jason. I'm glad that there are organizations such as the ones I've learned about since following Jason's journey. People are generally good and loving.

    All our best,
    Karen & Rob
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  3. Know that I'm here lifting up thoughts and prayers.
    Psalms 107:28-31 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
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  4. Know that I'm always here praying so very, very hard!
    Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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  5. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and I hope you know that. We check in often even if we don't always comment.

    Always in out thoughts and prayers. Jason is quite a man and he has a great family.

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  6. Oh what comfort these words give! The Lord knows exactly what you're going through and will be with you every moment of every day. Keep your eyes on Him! Praying!
    Isaiah 49:13-16a Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands...
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