Thursday, July 24, 2008

Late night reflection...

Well, I promised an update before the end of the month and so here is a quick couple thoughts regarding Christian and his challenge.

The question we get asked that seems to always underlie his challenge is simple, yet huge: Why?

The answer is simple, yet huge as well: It's right there in scripture - John 9: 1-3.

When asked by the disciples why a blind man was blind, had the man or his parents "sinned", Jesus answered, "Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him."

The more you re-read and reflect on that, the deeper and larger it gets, I know.

It doesn't really answer the "why" question, it just "is". Finding peace in that simple, yet huge question and response is what it is.

Spend some quiet time with it, you'll see what I mean.

-- Aida and Christian are headed to Houston today for clinic and a fishing trip - the Texas Oilmen's group takes the dialysis kids out once a year to a private lake and it is a great time for the kids. Thank you, TOBI volunteers!!!

Take care,

Kiki's Dad

Thursday, July 10, 2008

We're still out there!

My last post was titled - "What happened to March?"

And then promptly 3 more months went by and I have not been able to update the page or work on the site or finish the video.

I just wanted to drop a quick note to all that Christian is doing pretty good right now. He attended a summer camp where there are dialysis facilities for all of the kids - it was a great experience for him.

On the tough side, we may have lost the use of the "B" port we use for dialysis access in his arm. Thank goodness we had the "C" port created back in February (remember those blogs?). At clinic this month we will see if they can use the sharp needles and restart the "B" port again. Having the option of the third port is something we'd like to get back.

Things have been very tough for our family these last three months, but at the same time I have never been more certain that this year will end strong and be the beginning of a great run for us.

I can tell you that things will get tougher for us before they get better, but they will get better.

Sorry for such a short update, but I know some of you have been wondering how things are going. I am without internet access right now due to my Sprint card flaking out. I have a new one on the way, but Best Buy has it backordered since 6/29! So my short internet times are at coffee shops with only enough time for me to roll through emails and get some business done.

I'll post more before the end of the month of July - scouts honor!

Take care,

Kiki's Dad