Thanks for checking in on the Oates! Life is full! Every day fills up fast with learning, big decisions, ongoing efforts to support the needs in our community, and the darn kitchen (I swear I just cleaned it! What happened?).
Isaiah is fighting a pretty bad cold and isn't feeling too well. We're scheduled for a spinal (fasting) tomorrow. He teared up when we told him - didn't cry - but definitely felt the weight. He's getting tired of the on-going, relentless nature of this battle and is really longing to "be done with leukemia."
I'm praying this for him today, and for us: "When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted." - David, Psalm 138:3