1. I'm thankful that Mike was finally able to join his mother and sister in caring for his father in the hospital. Unfortunately, his dad took a turn for the worse since last week and it's been tremendously difficult for him to endure the discomfort of the new breathing tube while simultaneously fighting pneumonia, two different viruses, and his lymphoma. It's been extremely painful to see their dad in so much pain right now. Please continue to pray for his recovery. Mike's mom's deepest prayer is that her husband would put his hope in the Gospel in the midst of his suffering.
2. A generous member of our church donated his airline miles to Mike & Miriam so they could go see their dad. We are so grateful for this brother and his unique and thoughtful ministry to our family!
3. We miss Mike like crazy, but we are thankful for modern technology. Mike got us a webcam before he left so that we could video chat while he is away. He's been able to put the kids down with me every night and they've looked forward to catching up with him at the end of the day. It hasn't kept Audrey from tearfully saying "I miss Daddy" 40 times daily, but seeing his face has been a huge comfort.