August 11, 2011

Cleared for Takeoff

Sunday we are embarking on an adventure. It would've been a pretty big adventure 6 months ago, when things were "normal." But now, with added challenges, it's even bigger. My niece is getting married in Colorado next Friday. She asked me to perform the ceremony. We've been planning this trip for almost a year.

Garren has been doing great at night, keeping his oxygen levels up on his own, coughing and clearing his lungs and throat on his own. The doctors have all cleared him to fly, and to spend a week at 8500 feet above sea level. We were able to rent a wheelchair, and a wheelchair van in Denver. The van and chair will be at the airport to meet us when we get there. We even have night nursing care for the time we are in Colorado. God is so good!

We arrive on Sunday, and Monday Kara and I will be setting out to climb Long's Peak, the highest mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park. The peak is at 14,259 feet above sea level. We'll hike to the Boulderfield campground, elevation 13,281 ft, spend the night, then climb to the summit on Tuesday morning.

We are all looking forward to a change of scenery, and some family time away from it all.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow...when a person looks back and sees how far you all have come...it is amazing....however, more amazing is when we look forward and eagerly expect all the great things our God will do...never stop trusting God, and we will never stop praying...love, Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

I hope that your family has fun on their trip. we will all continue to pray for Garren that all will go well and he will continue with treatment upon his return. I pray that when school starts back that Garren will be able to join us crowded in the hallways.

wendypoovey said...

This is great news. We will pray you all have a safe trip. I know Garren must be excited. You guys be safe hiking and enjoy a little relaxtion.

Mauri said...

Be safe and have fun!

Kitty @ Four Little Toms and a Mom said...

I'm imagining your whole family in Colorado enjoying all the fun with the beginning of a new marriage. So glad all of you can be there as a family!

Anonymous said...

Good day, Janes family...I know you are busy, and it is great to have some time away...just want you to know that we love you and are still praying...Sandy & Russ

Anonymous said...

I hope the wedding was just beautiful....so glad that you went....trusting God for all of you while away...love & prayers, Sandy & Russ