Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sorry for the delay in getting this updated, I've been working a great deal lately (14hr days) and haven't had much of a chance to get to this. The job I'm doing now is driving, or chauffeuring. The work is okay, though it isn't what I want to be doing, and the income is only about half of what I was making. On the positive side, it has, along with the Ocwen mortgage restructure, has allowed us to save our home and at least continue with that part of our lives. (A little side bar here - Ocwen worked with us and finally we came up with a restructuring, or loan modification, that really made our lives so much better, so a big thank you to them for doing all this for us.). Okay, now on to Jason, as I know you didn't come to read about me... ;-)

Jason is out of the hospital, for the most part, though he has been dealing with infection again. He did have to go back in for a couple of days to take care of the infection and to have a new pick-line put in, so now he is able to fight them off more effectively. His spirits are up and he is happy having his family around him (wife and kids), though he has told us he misses us - we miss him, too. They get to act a little more like a real family again, and this "normalizing" is really good for him.

Linda and I will be headed back to visit with Jason and the family on January 17, and we'll be staying for six days. Fortunately we're getting some help from Semper Fi, so we can stay for a few days. We are going for the inauguration! We have been invited by our Congressman, Eric Swalwell and all four of us will be there. It was decided that this would not be a good event for the girls, since it will be cold, and they will effectively have to sit still for a pretty long period. That can be a serious challenge for any four year old and almost impossible for a two year old... ;-) We hope to get to visit with some of our friends while back there and we plan to have the girls spend some time with us too. Besides, it will be a good break for Bridgette and Jason, so that they can have some "alone time."

I plan on getting some pictures taken so I will do my best to get some new ones posted up. Thank you all for all your continued support and prayers. I will work to get more posts/updates going again. Take care and stay positive.

6 comments:

  1. Yes, I do come here to read about you, too! You've sacrificed so much for your country, too!
    Know that I'm still here praying!
    Revelation 21:1-4 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
    My email address

    ReplyDelete
  2. These infections, geez, seems to be never ending. It would be so great for his body to stablize in that way. I will pray for that. I am so proud of Jason, he really is tremendous and such in inspiration to so many. I am so excited for you all to be going to the inaugration! What an incredible opportunity. Please take pictures if possible. I hope the cold weather isn't too difficult to deal with. Give everyone a hug from Karen from Livermore. Love you guys,

    Karen & Rob
    Livermore Friends
    Ps Go see LINCOLN, great movie!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Our Savior is saying these words. Know that I'm here praying!
    Revelation 21:5-7 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
    My email address

    ReplyDelete
  4. Continuing to lift up prayers!
    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
    My email address

    ReplyDelete
  5. George
    We continue to read every post even though I have commented in awhile. The entire family was impacted and sacrificed for us. It is great to read all a moving towards "getting back on their feet" after so much.

    We wish all a great time on January 20th. It is well deserved.

    God Bless all the Ross's, as they continue onward and upward!
    Denise

    ReplyDelete
  6. Always keep your eyes on the Lord! Lifting up prayers right now!
    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
    My email address

    ReplyDelete