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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Thanks for Praying - Update on Melissa


Whew, what a crazy couple of weeks. Some of you know that my wife Melissa had a minor accident two Saturdays ago when she tripped coming out of St. Samuel and fell on a piece of glass. She tweaked her back, twisted her ankle and cut a huge gash in her hand. After a frantic ride to the emergency room she required stitches. The doctors said she would need surgery. Immediately many thoughts go through your mind. Will she be alright? Will there be permanent damage? Thinking about surgery is never a fun option, for whatever reason.

We have an amazing extended family here in East Palo Alto (and in the blog community). Many came to our aid with many things, the most important being prayer. Melissa was incapacitated, her hand wrapped up so she wouldn't tear the stitches, her back and ankle out of commission. Of course sleeping was difficult.

However, good new was forthcoming. While it seemed inevitable at the time of the accident, the hand surgeon determined that in fact she hadn't severed a tendon in her hand. Feeling and movement was returning and therefore she did not need surgery! God is good. She had her stitches removed last Thursday and returned to work full time on Friday.

I'm grateful that God protected us during this time. I'm grateful for health insurance. I'm also thankful to all of you for your prayers and help.

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