Love Story

Like so many other aspects of life, we’re finding this part to be as unpredictable as the rest. Surgery has been pushed back 10 days. 10 more days of waiting. September 25th.

Blech. I want to throw up. This is hard, you guys. Because he’s stable, but he’s critical. He’s free to wander around and live life, but he’s restricted. We have to be careful with stimulation and meticulous about medications. We’re staying where we are, in close proximity to the hospital. We’re holding tightly to what we know of King Jesus, trusting fully that, while this isn’t the timing we expected, it’s the timing that is right for us. It’s the timing needed for God to tell this story. And there is such a story being written. Mystery, drama, comedy, romance. It’s the kind of story everyone loves, full of plot twists and emotion and laughter at just the right moments. But the love story. . .oh, the love story! The passionate pursuit of mankind, the relentless and unabated seeking that the Groom is doing for His bride! Do you know that He loves you, dear ones? Do you know that he pursues you? That He actively seeks you? That He wants you? Longs for you? Because He does. Christ hung bleeding on a splintered tree so that you could be redeemed and restored to your Lover. He did not make the sacrifice of separation and bear the weight of the brokenness of man for no reason. He has plans for you just as He has plans for me and for Jesse and for our children. Surrender to Him, friends. He has a story to tell through you.

Important Information and Prayer Requests:

-Surgery will be in the brain suite on September 25th, a room holding a very specialized piece of equipment that allows for a much more precise surgery. We are praising God for His provision in this!

-Jesse needs to remain in stable condition for the next 10 days. Pray that his meds would do their jobs and keep his swelling down and seizures under control.

-Sleep has not come easily to either of us. Prayers that we would be able to have peaceful sleep are welcomed.

-We are still and always praying for miraculous healing that speaks of the movement of God.

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  1. I love your writing. It is pure and God breathed, straight from the Holy Spirit. Praying you both have peace, joy, rest and refuge in these days of waiting. Will you get to move to the Rotary before surgery?


  2. Ashley I am praying for you and Jess. I just walk this journey that you are on with my husband. Keep your faith and all way know that Jesus is walking with you every day . Praying for you Ashley for the strength you are going to need as you go through this Journey. Praying for a good night sleep.🙏🙏🙏🙏


  3. Ashley&Jesse, we’re encouraged to hear of the ways the Lord is moving and working out all the details. As you walk through this, we’re thankful to see God’s glory being revealed and the way He is carrying you both. Will be praying for restful sleep and for Jesse’s healing- believing with you that our God is both all powerful and all knowing.
    Sini & Paul Tharian


  4. Praying for each of you. Rest knowing the 25th is perfect in God’s timing. Praying God sends you peace-filled sleep to replenish your energy. Thank you for being willing to share your journey with us and allowing us to see Jesus’ light shine through your life. God bless you!


  5. Ashley, I do not know you personally but Jesus does, and this is the important matter. My husband has Dementia and our life has drastically changed after 60 years of marriage. Your writing has truly inspired me and I will join others in praying for your family. God bless you all with HIS peace as you wait in the days ahead.


  6. I am praying daily for all of you! Thank you so much for pouring out your gift in writing and sharing Christ with us! It blesses me to read your posts and to be reminded of His great love for all of us! Oh how God is using your family to share His message and love! Many prayers for the days ahead….


  7. I love your writing—I also walked the cancer road with my husband–Prayers for peace and rest—prayers for guidance of the Drs


  8. 5 years ago this month I had. I had …a tumor over my right Ear resting in the deep corners of my brain…Was told With Surgery I would Not Remember My Family…Without Surgery I would Die….I decided that day to leave the Hospital and Fight…Many weeks crying over the Throne (bathroom) quoting Ps.18…It literally became my Life Support…I did things the natural way…taking Natural Supplements. ..But I Only Give God the Credit….Because He Met me in the Bathroom and touched me with His Healing Hands…I will be Praying and calling for miracle and speaking Life Over You Jess…He Has You…yr friend Charlotte


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