His youngest sister Jan, fought off breast cancer several years ago but has had some incidences of recurrence in the years following. She too has aggressively fought off this terrible disease with great resolve and steady strength. Jan is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met, also generous to a fault, fighting for the underdog in her work and in her life, smart, protective, pro-active, funny and loving.
Today Jan is undergoing a procedure to eradicate a new spot that has emerged on her liver. We are hopeful for a good outcome, but it's a somewhat tough procedure that will cause pain and discomfort for a bit. She will take some time off work to recover, spend time with her own immediate family and also journey closely beside Deb.
|Deb delivering a beautiful speech at her mom's 80th birthday party last February|
Obviously this is an extremely hard time in our lives. Living overseas during these critical moments of family crisis is the hardest thing about our life. We are praying for discernment and wisdom about traveling to the US, especially for Doug. Your thoughts and prayers are a welcome gift as we firmly believe that God's presence will sustain every one of us through this dark valley.
It's very hard to understand why so much health hardship has fallen on Doug's family over the past year or so. We pray for healing, we pray for peace, we pray for comfort in the midst of incredible pain, loss and sorrow. If you feel you can join us in these prayers, we would be eternally grateful.