Nov 29, 2012

New Digs

When we first came to Seattle...
we had a one room apartment.
Pretty small.

Now we have a two bedroom,
Thanks to the Lord,
and Laura's sister!


 This is the Living Room. Windows everywhere. The other place was a little dark.


 The Dining and Kitchen.  Again, windows!


 This is the view from our Living Room window. That's Lake Union.


The view from my bedroom. Super nice. I open it at night so I can fall asleep to the lights of the city.
Then I wake up in the middle of the night and close the blinds to the lights of the city!

 Yeah, I'm fickle!

Nov 28, 2012

We Have a Secret

Well, not the kind of secret that you don't tell anyone.

The kind of secret that you tell people...
and they don't really believe you.
So, in essence it is kind of a secret...
cause not everyone knows it or believes it.

My girlfriend has been preparing for a stem cell transplant.
She had to go through 3 days of heavy chemo...
and then 2 days of whole body irradiation.
Then the stem cells put in.

They made sure to tell us all the horrible
stuff she would experience.
Nausea, fever and mouth sores
so bad she would have to have pain killers
to help her make it through the night.

So she went into this with a little trepidation...
but knowing it was the thing to do.

Everything was going to take about 3 to 4 days to kick in.
The doctor came in everyday and told her she was gonna
start feeling really bad here pretty soon.
We waited (in the hospital, I might add),
and waited,
and waited.
3 days, 4 days, 10 days.
She did have a few hiccups along the way...
but for the most part...felt fine.
One sore in her mouth that she didn't even
have to take pain killers for.
She did lose her appetite.

Towards the end of her hospital stay
the doctor comes in
and says shes doing wonderful!
I told him it's because we have a whole host
of people praying
and the Lord is just answering our prayers...

...crickets...

"Well, that's nice..."

See, he doesn't know our secret.
Even though he was told, he still has
never experienced this for himself.
He doesn't know the secret.

So, I guess we'll just have to keep telling him...
and anyone who doesn't know it.