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Kate’s Health

Expectations.

When we got married we envisioned our first weeks of marriage like a fairytale in the movies filled with excitement, adventure, and lots of time together.

Oh Lord, I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14

The funny thing about expectations is that they don’t always align with the circumstances God puts in your path.

On the first night of our honeymoon Kate’s legs went weak during a casual conversation over where we were going to dinner. We were confused but figured it was fatigue from the stress of the wedding, dancing, and running through the airport the next day to catch our flight.

As the week passed the symptoms continued to get worse, Kate’s back was in more pain and her legs became weaker and weaker. However, this did not stop us having a great trip!

Every morning we challenged each other to choose joy and celebrate the time that we had together!

Bucket list item✔️ Helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon

God's beauty and wonder was so evident when we were flying a mile above the Grand Canyon But it made me realize all the times I miss God's beauty in the small things, when it's right in front of me everyday. Let's find God's wonder today in the ordinary

When we got back from our honeymoon Kate’s symptoms continued to progress which left her in lots of pain and needing to use a walker. We never thought one of our first purchases as newlyweds would be a walker and cane to assist Kate, but God’s funny like that!

The last few weeks have been full of appointments and contacting doctors in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Our daily life has been slow and steady full of crossword puzzles, reading books, and watching Seinfeld.

I think marriage aged us a few years We are leaning into the weekend soaking up rest + time together!

Last week we took a trip up to John Hopkins hospital and ruled out a few causes but will be returning this week for one more test to hopefully give the doctors some clarity to what is going on.

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We wanted to share a little bit of our story because we don’t feel like it is our story but God’s that he is writing through us.  We also could use prayer. As newlyweds we feel overwhelmed with the weight of decisions we have had to make over the last few weeks. We are so thankful for all of the support our families and friends have given us because we know we couldn’t do this without them.

We would appreciate for you to join us in praying for:

+ the spinal test at the hospital this week to reveal what is going on and be as painless as possible for Kate

+ safe travels

+ our marriage to continue to grow and flourish in these circumstances

Thank you!

-Kate and Andrew

 

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2 Comments

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    Brandi
    September 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Love you guys. Praying the best.

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    Grace
    January 12, 2016 at 6:29 am

    I was scrolling through Instagram a few days ago, and came across Kate’s profile, which led me here…after reading about your story and some of the trials you’re currently facing, I just wanted to say I praying for you both and I have no doubt God is working something grand in your marriage. I was diagnosed with a chronic disease about 4 months after my husband and I were married, and we were also dealing with the stress of my relocation to Australia and all the legal ins and outs of it, (I’m American, but my husband is Australia) so we know what it’s like to have the first few months of marriage be a whirlwind of stress when it seems like it should be a whirlwind of bliss. I pray you wouldn’t be discouraged, but would remember the Lord’s faithful sovereignty, and His promise to work all things together for the good of those who love Him. I would love to connect and chat more with you guys! You seem great!

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