Nathan Charles Norman's Journal
MRI this week
Written Feb 15, 2014 1:18pmDr G has set up for Nathan to have an MRI this Thursday to see what his tumors are doing. We pray that they have not changed from the Jan 6 scan. Still waiting for a treatment option to open up. Nathan's fatigue is doing better but he is still having dizziness and vision issues. He was also having leg weakness a couple days ago. The other day he said he saw his angels again, this time though they were bigger and faster than they have been. All the kids have really enjoyed being able to play in the snow though. It has been good for them to just enjoy themselves. We created a new video showing Nathan's battle just over the past couple months. The Lord has continued to give Nathan faith, hope, bravery and strength for this battle. You can see the video at https://vimeo.com/86783313
Written Feb 12, 2014 10:13amWhen life gives you lemons, make frozen lemonade!
While Nathan is getting some of his energy back, the dizziness from the tumors is still pretty tough. We are trying to make the most of each day. He tried to go to a skating place yesterday but got dizzy and fell so didn't really skate much after that except when holding my hand. Today the kids had their regular ice skating lessons and Nathan's awesome coach allowed him to bring his wheelchair out on the ice since he was dizzy so he could still participate. Treasure each moment!!!!! Make the most of each opportunity even if it can't happen the way you had planned. We will not give up hope for Nathan or any of the other people we know who are battling. Please keep praying for options and God's mighty healing hand.
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23
Written Feb 11, 2014 5:11amWe want to thank you all for your continued prayers for our family. While yesterday was discouraging knowing that treatment options are running out, we have not given up hope. We are going to just enjoy each moment and wait for the next option to come available and just trust that God will do what is best. As the medicine continues to come out of Nathan's system he should continue to get energy back to enjoy life again. We will just continue to pray and have faith that the tumors will remain stable and a treatment option will open soon. It is too difficult to think about all the "what ifs" so this morning I just release those back to God knowing that He knows what His will is.
Our devotion for this morning was from Jesus Today by Sarah Young:
I [God] always lead you forward. When you are going through hard times, you tend to look back longingly at seasons when your life seemed easier, less complicated. You daydream about those simpler times-looking at them through rose-colored lenses. Even your prayers reflect this yearning to go back to earlier, easier circumstances. But this is not My way for you!
Because of the nature of time, there is only one direction to travel, and that is forward. Your life on earth is a journey-beginning at birth and ending at the gates of heaven. I am your Guide, and your responsibility is to follow Me wherever I lead. Sometimes I take you to places you would rather not go, but this is My prerogative as your Savior-God. I am also your Shepherd. I always lead you along the best possible path-no matter how painful or confusing it may be. When your path takes you through a dark valley and you are struggling, look to Me for help. Follow Me obediently, trusting Me in the midst of darkness and confusion. I am tenderly present with you each step of your journey. As you stay close to Me, I show you the way forward. Little by little, I turn your darkness into Light.
This [Jesus] spoke, signifying by what death [Peter] would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, Follow Me. -John 21:19 nkjv
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.�.�.�. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. -Psalm 23:1, 4
You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light. -Psalm 18:28