Thursday, July 23, 2009

infusion day in Flagstaff

There has been much trouble in getting my TYSABRI (medication I am on for M/S) transferred down here. So much trouble that it has turned into something that I just had to give over to God. I needed to have my infusion on the 13th, but 10 days later (today) I got it, and everything just kind of worked out. So, I got the actual infusion this morning at 9:15, one of the guys I work with (Louise) let me borrow his car (Mazda III, 5 speed). Driving out here is so beautiful.It is amazingly different terrain. There are MOUNTAINS, and beautiful valley's, and massive amounts of pine tree's. It is so cool. And, for a guy who loves to drive (me), I really really like it when I have an opportunity to take in all the beauty while on the highway.

When I got to the infusion site, I sat down and started reading a book (unCHRISTIAN "What a new generation really thinks about Christianity...and why it matters By David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons) I have wanted to read since I got it. . . yesterday. And since I got an opportuinty today with 2 open ended hours, I figured I would read away. As I started reading, I met many awesome and caring women. Now, you have to understand that the place where I got my infusion was a Cancer Center. So, the majority of the people there were getting chemo or radiation. This is one of the ladies I met.Her name is Lori. And, when she walked into the room, it seemed to light up. She has had health problems all through her life. From small things to large ones. Along with having health related ailments in common, we also had Christ in common. She loves the Lord, and it shows in a big way. In how she loves people, in how she views life, and in the peace that surrounds her. She overheard me talking to one of the nurses about my faith, and about Young Life and what is going on here at Lost Canyon. SO, she just walked right up to me and shook my hand. She said, "Hi, my name is Lori, I don't think I have ever seen you in here before." I explained my situation, and we talked about the Lord, and how our faith tremendously helps us through our hardships, both physically and emotionally. AND, it just so happens that her husband works for a company called GORE, which is the same company that Billy Witort (guy who gave me a ride from Flagstaff airport to Phoenix airport on June 11th). She knew who Billy was, and we both laughed at how small of a world we live in.

I talked with George, and God is really challenging him and being super active and bright in his life. Today was just such a good day.

I have a few quotes to in the BLOG with today. These quotes were taken from a guy named Mike, a great guy I met today. One who God revealed much to me as a person, as well as speaking directly to my heart.

  • "There is a revolving wheel of life. At any one point there is a small portion on the ground. But, there is a whole lot up in the air. To think we are so substantial to that wheel, means our ego and sense of self is pretty big." -Mike "The first shall be last & the last shall be first." -Jesus
  • "If you wake up in the morning and you don't learn anything, why bother getting out of bed." -Mike
He gave me so much more, he really enlightened me. God spoke through him to me.

1 comment:

Janice said...

YAY for today! Yay for everyday!