Day 3 – Ice Chips!! 10/23/13

Yes, we are excited about ice chips! This is the first thing Mark has been able to put in his mouth since surgery so it’s the first step!

He is doing very well today! Been up and walking and looks and feels good. We have much to be thankful for!

Before surgery I was thinking about this being the 7th surgery. The number 7 is the number of perfection or completion so I’m thinking this is that surgery – the surgery to perfect and complete.

When they closed him up on Monday and I spoke with the surgeon I had a moment of sadness as I thought about the fact that this is the first surgery where they have closed him up with cancer still inside him. Later that evening it occurred to me that if the surgeon could take out all the cancer then why do we need God? So, I’m excited because now there will be no doubt that his healing is supernatural and not by the hands of the doctors.

We’ve had great visit from friends who have prayed with us and encouraged us and laughed with us – we feel very loved and blessed for sure! I was encouraged by a friend today as we talked about diet and juicing. I needed a shot in the arm and to be encouraged about Mark’s diet going forward. I totally believe how important it is but when you get away from it and fall into bad habits it’s hard to get back into it.

I believe God made our bodies to heal themselves so I’m getting excited to get back into juicing and raw foods and to help Mark as much as I can with diet.

Tomorrow he should be able to have liquids and then progress to soft foods and then solids. We were told he would be here at least a week. It would be great to go home Saturday morning and be able to be home to watch college football!

Thanks for the prayers – keep it up!!!

Much love,

Mark and Lee

Isaiah 26:4
Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength

Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?