Tuesday, October 13, 2009

News Updates

So, what’s the news at the Bolingers?

Shall I tell you about Mike’s motorcycle trip to Deal’s Gap? He and his buddy Dale had a spectacular time and came back whole. We have photos…………

Shall I tell you about my adventures in Dallas? Met Ross Perot: wore flats. Met Bill O’Reilly: wore heels…….

Shall I tell you about the concert last Sunday? As all 30 musicians closed with Hey Jude and “nah nah nah nah nah,” Zach unplugged from his amp, walked over to his dad and plugged in there. His papa smiled so wide, it cracked his face. Would you like to hear about that?

Or perhaps you like to hear about the dedication ceremony Tuesday morning, hosted by the Kokomo Rescue Mission, with friends and family, people who love Mike, gathered outside. We unveiled a plaque, said a few words and prayed and then hopped inside for warm cider and goodies and fellowship……

No. I imagine most of you are awaiting the report from Mike’s doctor, this afternoon. We know that you are praying for us, following with us, and would like to know that we sensed your prayers when we met to discuss the test results.

Yes, we did. There is a soothing comfort that comes when we feel God’s arms are around us.

Here it is: the CT shows no change from May, when there was no visible evidence of tumor growth. No change in a disease where any change will mean the cancer is growing.

No change?

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No change.

The other tests, blood work that measures all sorts of things including function of the organs that this cancer will target: all good, normal, functioning well.

Tumor markers, specific proteins that indicate tumor growth, are normal.

UH. That would be NORMAL.

Do we believe in miracles? Yes, we do. Our doctor asked us if we realized how lucky we are. We told her we are blessed.

We continued to discuss Mike’s disease. Yes, eventually CT will show tumor growth. When? No one knows.

Well, God knows. And we know He knows best.

We need time to reflect on this quietly and continue to ask God what He wants us to do with this gift of time. He has some reasons for this unexpected result. He will make that known to us and we will keep you posted.

For now, for tonight, please join us in praising the God who created the Universe, who holds us in His mighty hands, who hears our prayers, who carries our grief, who gave these servants the gift of drawing us closer and then has demonstrate His power.

Thank you all for praying for us. We are blessed with the many friends who are journeying with us.


  1. What a blessing indeed! Much love and prayer, Terri.

  2. Yaaaaaaay! I am deliriously happy for your family!

  3. I prayed for you and am praising God with you. My prayers and love to both of you and your family.

  4. REJOICING! Shouting praise to God from the mountain tops! When are you traveling to the left coast? XXO The Amerson's

  5. I know how you feel!!! my grandson Will was diagnosed with leukemia at age 2 and now is a healthy happy crazy 8 year old rough and tumble boy.....we KNOW God heals and thank Him daily for the gift and miracle of Will......it almost takes your breath away...still praying daily....Duffi

  6. Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.

  7. God is good! Rejoicing with you all. What an inspiration you all are to us. Never under estimate the POWER of our Prayer!

  8. I'm so glad to hear this fantastic news! "God's grace, freely bestowed on all who believe!"

  9. Thank you for sharing God's Glory with us all
    May God's Blessing keep pouring on your heads
    Our God is Great.

  10. God is Good All the time! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news. More blessings for you all. Patti