Harder Family

Harder Family

Friday, July 14, 2023

Update 7/14/23: In the Waiting

 Psalm 33:20-22 “Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in Him, because we trust in His holy name. Let Your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.”

We made it safely to Chicago yesterday and Wayne and I are at the hospital today. So far, Wayne had his blood drawn and he’s just been brought back for his MRI. I’ll have about an hour to wait before he is done. 

We are just trusting God with whatever happens today. It’s easy to say the Sunday School answers, but it’s another thing to walk it out. That’s why today I am armed with prayer, my book “Heaven Rules”, and my stress away essential oil. 

Yesterday was Wayne’s 47 birthday. We are so thrilled with all the extra years God has given us. We remember 8 years ago wondering if he would hit 40. God is so gracious, merciful, and kind!

We arrived just in time yesterday for me to visit my favorite podiatrist and get new inserts made. I also was pampered by my favorite hair stylist Sammi Wuske!! She is the only one I’ve found who works magic on my hair. If you are in the Chicago area and need a stylist, go see Sammi! I drive all the way from KY to see her.

I failed my job as a photographer to capture our dinner out with our Chicago friends/hosts/“roommates”. Always tons of laughter with these two! 

A funny story from yesterday. Wayne told Jason that we wanted to take them out to dinner, but he didn’t want to go to a restaurant that requires him to wear pants. Jason told him, “As a pastor, I probably should not go to a restaurant like that. But, I can bring pants to the police station when I bail you out!” We all got a great laugh out of that. Wayne was trying to say that he didn’t bring nice dress clothes, so he didn’t want to go to a fancy restaurant…you know the ones that require pants!🤣

I just wanted anyone who is struggling to know that God sees and He’s there. I have to admit I broke down the other night after my doctor appointment. I don’t like the word “biopsy”, even if it’s a normal, routine procedure. I cried worrying over “what ifs” and the realization that there may come a day that I’ll have to face things alone without Wayne. I probably needed a good cry because I felt better afterwards. But you know what God did, without me even asking, He sent a sweet friend my way who just went through the exact same thing. Her words and encouragement were so helpful to me. I was once again amazed at how God moves and provides. He loves me more than I’ll ever know. I can trust and rest on Him because He is faithful and good!

As soon as we hear anything, I will update everyone. It might be late tonight since we are driving back to KY as soon as all the appointments are over. Thank you again for all the prayers, texts, and love that you have lavished on us! God is good and He has this, not matter the outcome…that’s because Heaven Rules!!

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