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It's the 23rd of the month. Again. That stuff about it getting easier. HA! Not easier. We're here at the beach. Dave loved to go to the beach. He'd bring his guitar and sit around the fire and play. He'd eat oysters with my dad and walk out on the sand when the tide was low. He'd play games with the kids and the dogs. He'd hang out with Dad and Denny in the shop. It doesn't seem right that he's not here with us. This is our first trip to the beach (that's what we call my mom & dad's house...they live on Willapa Bay, a couple of miles from Long Beach) in several years. The last two years before Dave died, our travels were mostly to Seattle...no energy to drive that extra two hours here and back. My memories of Dave here are of him healthy and vibrant.

It's been a good vacation. We went rafting in Wenatchee, took a spin through Leavenworth and Cashmere, spent some time with Erik, Evy & kids in Seattle, saw the Weiderspan…

Vacation

Hi all,
We are having a fabulous time! Here's a picture of yesterday. Today we travel to Tacoma, then Kelso. We're at the Haroldsons now and the kids are in heaven. More pics to come! Love, Shell



Answered Prayer

Hello all you prayer warriors...KEEP IT UP!!!

First Nicholas: they did the bone scan this morning and it was completely clear. They said that tumors in the lungs are very, very rare as a primary site in children, so they think that perhaps the lesions they saw might not be tumors, but maybe some kind of pneumonia or infection. They are going to do two weeks of big gun antibiotics and then re-do the lung scan to see if the lesions have cleared. THIS is what we will pray for!!! That would be the perfect answer! Boldly approach the throne and claim the promises on behalf of Nicholas. Believe that he will be restored to perfect health in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

I heard from Doug Hayes. Information on Ashley has been sketchy, but he said that she is in Texas now, which is good news and that she is no longer in a coma. She is responding somewhat, she is not fully conscious and has not been able to talk yet, but she is trying to drink water and even reaching for the tv r…

Nicholas

The Wellington-Baker-Buttice family is on the way to Seattle today. Please pray for safe travels for all of them. Niko will have a bone scan at Children's Hospital at 9:00 am Pacific time. Please take a moment at that time and pray for him. They are searching for the primary site. It is unusual for the lung to be the primary place in a child so young, so they are thinking the tumors must have traveled from somewhere else. They've already ruled out the testicles, so now are checking the bones. Pray that the doctors will have supernatural wisdom and discernment, that God will guide their every move and every decision. Pray for the phlebotomists to have steady hands and painless sticks. Pray for the nurses to be caring, understanding and soothing to Nicholas and his family. Pray for strength and courage for Kristi. Thank you for your support of this incredible family. I'll update when I hear more.

Also, on the positive side, we heard from a friend of Ashley'…

Thunder and Lightning
Nicholas

I sit here, early this morning, thinking about the sky. How it reflects my moods and my feelings sometimes. Last night, it seemed that even the angels had had enough. Bolts of lightning streaked across the sky, blue light flashing outside, and the thunder rumbled. This morning, the rain comes down, steady. In the last 12 hours, I've slept little and moved from disbelief to anger to sadness to despair. So I come here, to ask for prayers.

The Wellington family has been a huge source of support and friendship for the Meyer family for years, since Dave was a little tyke. Harv coached football with Dave, taught Sunday school for our kids, Dee has been a listener and a friend, their daughter Kristi and her husband Forrest work with me at WWCC and have been so caring and faithful in their prayer support. Kristi has two sons, Anthony is Kenny's age, and Anthony has been such a great friend to Kenny. Nicholas is their little one.

It's time for us to rally for them. Nichola…

Baseball and Prayers

We went to Yakima this weekend. Poor Zach. I tell him often that it's a good thing he's smart, talented and handsome, because luck...well, he's got NONE of that!



While warming up a relief pitcher, Zach took a ball to the shin. Yep, you guessed it, not the healthy shin, not above or below the surgery site, nope...a DIRECT hit to his incision. The wound broke open, and there was blood everywhere! Sigh. And the look on his face, the tears when he realized that this was going to keep him from playing, it was absolutely heartbreaking. Sigh. A little first aid from our team doc, and he was back in, sore, but pretty much okay. Couldn't play in the field, but got to be the DH, and batted really well, so although he was disappointed, it could have been a lot worse.

We had fun in Yakima, even though it was SCORCHING hot! Baseball's winding down, the boys started BDAD (Blue Devil Athletic Development) today.

Zach and his friends gathered at the church last night. O…