Jenney Journal, part 27

This past month has been a blessing. It reminds me of April which was a calm in the eye of the storm as Jenney recovered from her first brain surgery. We knew there would be the other side of the storm to go through, knowing Marcus was going to be born and that we would have to start treatments, but we didn’t know it was going to be so extremely harrowing with the additional brain surgery. But this last half of June and first half of July have been like April, with not only Jenney recovering again, but also with Marcus growing so big and so strong.

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Jenney Journal, part 26

Looking for words to describe the past couple of weeks; stressful, joyful at times, peaceful, some frustrations, a lot of gratitude. Overall Jenney continues to recover from her second craniotomy remarkably well.

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Dead and gone are the aspirations of self
  a new career
  selfish desires
  a life of control
Born anew into a life of service and care-giving to 
  my God 
  my family
  the body of Christ
Grieving for this loss
  the time to adjust - incalculable - has begun 
Gratitude for all that I gain
  grace and peace
  a new life grunting and growing
  maturity and strength
  everlasting life and joy
A new spirit enters as 
  my soul given over to the incarnation
  acceptance over struggle
  trust over control
  satisfaction over anxiety
  generosity over accumulation
I am undone, and glad of it
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Jenney Journal, part 25

Yesterday was a joyous day! For the first time in over 2 weeks my family was all reunited under one roof again. God is good, all the time.

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Jenney Journal, part 24

Jenney’s second craniotomy is complete. The operation took over 7 hours. There was some complications in that they lost a piece of cotton during the operation and had to open her back up to search for it. They spent over 2 hours just doing that. It never showed on the X-ray and they never found it, so we hope and pray that it’s not still inside. If it is, there will be complications. But so far, Jenney has woken up and is speaking in full sentences. She’s ok. Praise the Lord!

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