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Sunday, April 8, 2012

It was impossible...

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.” –Acts 2:22-24

It’s Easter! Easter last year looked much different to us than it did today! Let me back up a few days and then we’ll get caught up to what today is all about :o)

So…We came home from Colorado at 1am on April 1st which was one year since we had been home. We had a few days here, packing and getting other sorts of things like that accomplished before we headed back on the road. I know what you might be thinking…are we crazy? Yes! Haha! This time Cale had an ENT appointment in Seattle. I had originally planned for us to leave Wednesday, but since we had only been home a couple days, we waited to leave Thursday morning and got into Seattle right in time!

Now that Cale’s brother is stationed at Ft. Lewis, we wanted to stay with them and visit for a couple days. The plan was to drive back today, but the stomach flu floated through the house so we bolted a day early. I was hoping we had gotten out safely, but that morning Cale had a questionable bathroom experience. I kept asking if he was going to throw up, but he kept saying he was fine. We made several stops on the way home for him to have more questionable experiences, but still I was hoping we were safe…at least until we got home.

About an hour from home Cale suddenly said, “My tummy feels really bad!” Uh oh!!! I had a Target bag in the back seat that I handed him hoping it would catch whatever was needed…

He was about to throw up (gagging and everything), so I put my hand on his back and with my eyes still fixed on the road, I began to pray for peace in his body and comfort in ways that (once again!) I couldn’t give to him. A minute later he set the bag down, sat back and didn’t throw up! In fact, he said he was ok!!!!

Right after walking in the door, about 10 minutes after, it all came. From everywhere. I don’t like hate seeing my man not feeling good! Tears were in my eyes and I felt so hopeless! We had several episodes for the rest of the day. I expected a long night, but he didn’t get sick anymore! Every time I felt him move, my eyes flung open ready to grab the bowl, but he rested all night long. Praise God!

{Last night...}

For most of the day we’ve been resting. I’ve managed to get a ton of things done that were stacked up and a few things more organized…our home is in the works of getting Springed! :o)


So…our Easter wasn’t the one we had expected with church and chocolate, but we were together and I was reminded in a deep away the power of what this day symbolizes. There is a lot of hurt and hopelessness, fear and doubt, anger and disappointment that can all have their own chains on me, causing life to me lived in a dark place, but because Christ was the ultimate sacrifice, he set me free. He set us free! Not only is it for eternal life, but for the here and now. I’m not bound by the chains of a life of hell; rather, I’ve been freed to live a life of grace and joy!

Be praying the sickness passes and I’m spared! :o)

{Happy Easter!}

*I’m sure all of you were excited about the details of the adventure of illness here… :o/


  1. Wow Kathleen.... what would Cale have done without you... Thank God - for sure. Prayers for better days ahead. Love - Pattie Andring - Pasco

  2. W O W!!! I AM so glad you are okay. It was cool how Father answered your prayer and kept Cale's...uh...stomach down until you got home. The car would have stunk...well, that is somethong to be thankful for. I love you and continue to trust Father for you, Marion

  3. I forgot to ask, was there ANY room for you on the bed? It looked pretty occupied. Marion

  4. "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing." James 1:25. Praise God for giving you the freedom, faith and ability to be a doer, in this He has blessed you as He will anyone who submits to Him. Thanks for sharing, and I'm so glad you're home :)

  5. Ahhh...I hope you didn't get sick too and I hope Cale is doing much better!
    Praying for you,
    Emily Jordan


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