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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mat's in the Hospital

This week has been a roller coaster. It seems like every time I go to the hospital there is more bad news. So here's the story:

The infection Mat has is bad. They drained it in surgery, but they are very concerned about it. They are running more tests to determine the type of infection (they are thinking MRSA) and to see how far it's spread.

He looks horrible, has no appetite, and his spirits are very down. They say all this is treatable, but then they put him in a quarantine like situation. The kids can't see him, and adults have to wear special clothing to see him.

We have friends offering to help, and I'm going to find a cleaning service to come and sterilize our house for the time he comes home...if you know of one of those type of services, please pass the info on to me.

I'm tired, the kids are scared, and Mat is scared...ok...I'm a little scared too. But I want to say that God has provided for us every single itty bitty step of the way. He sent our friend Amy to live with us for the summer starting this week. Our very dear friends "happened" to be in town this week for vacation, and they have spent time with us praying and loving on us...especially Mat! Our precious neighbor with children the same age as Andrew and Lizzy is taking great care of our children, and Mat's mom is coming in town tomorrow....and the blessings go on and on!

Please pray and encourage us. We serve an awesome mighty and powerful God who isn't surprised by any of this...and please remind me of this when you see me :)



  1. Genny, praying for perfect healing for mat.

    Praying for peace for all of you, especially you...you're such a blessing to step up and carry the family right now. It will be okay Genny. Mat will come through this.

    Our God is good.

    (Psalms 30:2 NKJV) O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.

    (Jeremiah 33:6 NKJV) 'Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

    (Matthew 14:14 NKJV) And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.

  2. Genny we do serve an awesome God. I am there for you all as well. Remember our lord and savior brings us to it and he will get us through it. I will see you soon. May the lord bless and keep you. May he shine his face upon you and give you peace.