The Rest of the Story: Mama's version
Mama's Version

Where do I start? God has done so much for us these past few days. I will start by praising His name and thanking Him for His goodness and His faithfulness. Blessed be the name of the Lord!

Monday, August 2nd. Early in the day we met with the surgical team at Hastings Indian Hospital to get a report on the condition of Cody's tonsils. After the visit it was decided he needed them taken out and a date was set … Thursday, August 5th at 7 AM. But let me back up a bit. This is the week we had all been looking forward to. The car was packed, excitement was high for Indian Falls Creek … a week of fun, fellowship, meeting new people, renewing acquaintances, Bible studies and sermons with over 1,000 Natives (the politically correct term for American Indians) in the beautiful Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma. Nothing was gonna break our stride as we headed out the door to Cody's appointment! That was our plan. God's plan was to allow us to go to Falls Creek for a couple of days, drive the 4 hours back to Hastings for Cody's tonsillectomy, and then return for the closing. HIS appointments are the best and we accepted that as we packed up our bags and bid Falls Creek farewell for a couple of days.

Tuesday, August 3rd – Cody celebrates his 14th birthday at Falls Creek with our church family and new friends.

Wednesday, August 4th – we make the 4 hour drive back to the home of good friends to rest up for Cody's out patient surgery. A delicious dinner was waiting and we had some WII fun!

Thursday, August 5th, 9:05 AM – My mother's heart saw my baby boy lying in the recovery room so little, so helpless, and hurting. What was really there was my little man; a little woozy, but awake and asking what time we could leave for Falls Creek, and saying how “epic to not remember a thing!”. It is now 8 hours later and, I totally believe it is because so many people are praying, he is doing so much better than we anticipated. He has watched 2 movies, slept some, had some jello, juice, is talking and laughing and texting! Thanks so much for praying for him. He is such a tough, young man but will always be my baby boy.

The plan is to drive back to Falls Creek tomorrow as soon as we can so Cody and Cheyenne can participate in their closing programs and we can enjoy the last day of what we have all been looking forward to. Again, blessed be the name of the Lord!

Saturday will be a day of resting and relaxing in Ada, OK. We've had some suggestions of things to do in/around Oklahoma City but that all depends on how Cody is doing.

Sunday, August 8th, we will be presenting our ministry in 2 different churches. We will be at Temple of God in Connerville for the morning Sunday School and worship. Evening will find us at Faith Baptist where my good friend Pat will be leading the worship with her praise band. I am so looking forward to that. God is good!

We are truly being blessed and God's faithfulness abounds! We thank you for remembering us before the throne and we'll keep you posted on His work in our lives. Singing praises to HIM!

Cheryl for....

The 4 C's

Craig, Cheryl, Cody & Cheyenne

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