It was a bright and windy day...and we safely made it to Cincinnati. It took a little longer than normal due to head winds on the first leg of the flight, but the second leg was speedy. :) We were met at the airport by Matt, pastor of Faith Pres, and Becky G. Will, on the descent of both flights, experienced pain behind his eye and a pressure headache. We also went for much longer than normal without food, so he was not feeling well at all. So Becky took my list and headed to Walmart while I headed to the hotel to start an IV.
We have since had dinner, are waiting on Will's IV to finish, and are settled in and ready for the appointments tomorrow...We see the orthodontist and the plastic surgeon.
But on another note...over the course of the last two weeks, we have been shockingly blessed. As we continue to travel so constantly, there is this strain between budget and keeping Will healthy. Do we stay in a hotel or with friends? Do we stay close to the hospital or further out where we can obtain a hotel with a kitchen? What is best for Will and what is best for our budget have become difficult choices. However, over the last two weeks, we have been blessed with gift cards, financial support, and the gracious gift of the use of a vehicle until Billy arrives on Sunday evening. I never would have dreamed that we would have been so incredibly blessed. I truly am astounded. There is no way to sufficiently say thank you...but thank you. To realize that we will be here for quite a while, and to not have to worry about how we are going to manage it, is a gift immeasurable. To be able to just focus on what needs to be done for William is a huge relief. To know that Will can eat Five Guys burgers every day if he really wants to before the surgery...well, that is a gift in and of itself. I may not understand why he may want to do that...but... :)
I need to pull Will's IV so we can both sleep. It has been a very long day. Thank you for your prayers and support and friendship. It has been a huge testimony to so many others as we explain how the visible body of Christ has chosen to walk beside us throughout all of this. We are indeed blessed.