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Greetings from the Reeves Five! We thank you for your continued prayers for our family and I’m pleased to report Daniel is doing great. We did have a bit of excitement back in September when blood was visible in his urine. I rushed Daniel to his pediatrician where tests were run immediately. Though doctors are baffled as to what may have caused the bloody specimen, it has not recurred and Daniel’s CBC (complete blood count) continues to testify to the blessed healing of his leukemia. We are ever grateful and I’m with Daniel, who following his last oncology visit in July said, “Mom, I really don’t want to ever have to go through all this again.” However, we also acknowledge that it’s through “all this”, that we have been brought so much closer to each other and, most especially, to our Savior.
While I was certainly apprehensive on Wednesday, September 18, I think the Lord is making a good cowgirl out of me as He continuously provides opportunities for me to “lasso” my out-of-control thoughts. II Corinthians 10:5 says, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” The Greek word for “take captive” that Paul was divinely led to use when he wrote to his friends at Corinth is “aichmalótizó.” Its implication is not a passive imprisonment, but rather an aggressive strategy to “subdue by sword.” God commands me to deal with my thought life and He’s provided the weapon. Ephesians 6:17 says, “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Looking over the 299 entries recorded in this CaringBridge journal for Daniel and Caroline, I’m reminded of how I wanted to intentionally incorporate Scripture into each one because I desire our children to see that we cannot fight any battle in life without the weapon of God’s Word.
Lord willing, this will be my last CB post. My biggest fan, Lee, has encouraged me to move my “Mommy journaling” into another format and we are pleased to share that with you today. Know you are dearly loved and we consider you our “extended family.” We hope you will accept our invitation and join us as we continue to share our laughs, our cries, and our learning: http://rememberyourraisin.com.