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A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Update on Yesterday (Monday)

After many days of little to no sleep, I got to bed around 11 pm last night, talked to Daniel for a little while, and little Eliseo didn't wake me up until 5 am! Even then, I just snuggled in bed with him for another hour...The Lord is so good to give us rest when we need it. Daniel slept good all night too. Eliseo woke him up this morning too, but I got him a cup of water, he took a few sips and went back to sleep :)

The doctor told us that we can call tomorrow after 5 pm and he'll give us the initial results of the liver biopsy. We are looking forward, as is the doctor, to hearing what is causing the trouble. Yesterday was a full day. Daniel just rested and was so glad to be able to eat a little bit and keep it down. Throughout the day, he would just try to eat a tiny bit here and there...a soda cracker, a few little pieces of watermelon, a little dry toast, and in the evening ate a little chicken broth. He is still battling with a lot of nausea, but he was so happy to not "lose his lunch" yesterday. I don't remember if I mentioned it or not, but one of Daniel's great friends from the states flew in to be with him. When Daniel is awake, it is great for him to have Jeff there to visit with.

After getting Daniel taken care of and the children fed, we (the children and I) got into the van to run errands. This was all so new to me as Daniel normally does all these things, but the Lord was so good and I was able to acomplish all we needed to. We had to go into the bigger town, go to the bank, pay some bills, go to the post office and then bought some groceries. The children were so very good and helpful. After we finished everything, we went back to our town and I took them out for a treat. Benjamin's birthday was a couple weeks ago, and every child gets to go out to icecream on his or her birthday with Daddy. Since Ben never got to go, we stopped at a icecream shop, started with a healthy lunch of nachos :), and then I got each of them an icecream cup...Ben got a 4 scooper since he was the birthday boy. I saw lots and lots of very messy faces and smiles! :)

We got back home, did some chores, and Jeff played games with the children while I did laundry and started supper. A couple hours later, the people who own the store at the end of our street stopped by with their children and asked if we wanted to go watch them pick up some pigs and a cow for butchering. So we all piled into the back of the pickup and went out to a couple of ranches. The older boys got to rope pigs and pull them into and out of the trailer. The little ones loved seeing all the animals. I was thanking the Lord for giving the children another special treat after having such a hard week. He is so good.

Today will be much the same. Lots of rest for Daniel and the children and I will leave this morning again to do more errands. One of Rebekah's parakeets died yesterday. Oh, the tears that fell...Beka is so sensitive and even more so through all that has happened, so what could I do other than promise her we'd try to find another friend for her remaining bird today. I need to pick up more pain medicine for Daniel and need to get some of the children caught up on their vaccinations. There are so many diseases here that we don't really have in the states. The Lord is so good to always care for us. The starter is going out on the van too; Daniel was telling me where I could take it to get it repaired. I may do that today or tomorrow too. There is a park one block from the mechanic shop, so I'm thinking I could pack some sandwhiches and take the children there while we are waiting.

Thank you all so, so much for your prayers. I look forward to sharing when I can of the many things the Lord has taught us and how He's worked in our hearts through this.


  1. We continue to lift up your whole family in prayer. We check your site a couple times a day and offer up prayers at all times for strength, peace, rest and healing. We are so happy to see God providing and being so good and sweet to you and the children. Daniel - we pray God's healing power over you and that He will continue to give you rest. We also pray that your illness will have the added blessing of bringing someone closer to the Lord, whether to be saved by our gracious Lord or to encourage the saved to increase their service to the Savior through your example and the power of the Holy Spirit.

    Although we don't post every day, we do check often. Please know you are being loved on and prayed for from even this great distance.

    His Mercies are new every morning!
    In Him always,
    tulip in Idaho

  2. Continuing to lift you up in prayer. The Lord is so good to us! He amazes me every day with how He takes care of His children. Your life right now is a shining example of that. I pray the Drs. can figure out the issue with Daniel's liver and for a quick recovery for him. And, also, for a solution to the problem. Thank you Sister for being open and sharing so we know exactly how to pray for your family. Blessings for a wonderful week!

  3. I am glad that things are going as smoothly as they are. We continue to pray and think of you often. I hope that the Doctor can easily fix whatever is wrong. Have a blessed day.

  4. "Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is Good: for His lovingkindness is everlasting" Ps 106:1
    Indeed the Lord is good. I shall be praying for you (all of you) as you now have new responcabilitys. I will pray that you will be able to easily comunicate with the dr.s and the people that you are now interacting with. Remember sometimes God asks us to share Him in some strage curcumstances. Dr's Nurse's Janitors. I will aso pray for Beka as she has suffered a loss. I have had 2 parokets and they both died within a month. I was about 10 and can feel for her. ;-) The Lord will strengthen each of you in you own way. Remember "You can never pass the test without taking the test" Your family is going through a great test but remember God has promised a crown for you and all your treasures are growing!
    Boise, ID

  5. thankyou for the update! It is a blessing that you can delight in the little gifts God is sending you everyday! we'll keep praying and waiting to hear from the dr. too...

  6. Praying for good news this afternoon and that they can start treating Daniel for something specific.

    God Bless you and your family!

  7. i haven't checked your blog for a few days (i am usually reading it everyday) and i have cried and prayed as i read from the begining what has happened with your sweet family this week. our little family will continue to lift up yours during this struggle- praying for healing for Daniel. what a testimony of God's grace!

  8. praying for you and your family. I have been reading here for a month or so and this is my first post. I just got caught up on all that has been going on, i guess i have not read for a week. Praying for you all and a quick recovery for daniel.
    Chris in Iowa

  9. Hi Jaynee,
    Thank the Lord for some back to normal and especially that Daniel got to come home so quickly. Will continue to pray for you all.What wonderful ways our husbands serve us and take care of much (all the errands) that we sometimes take for granted, but I know your finding joys in doing things for him. Tell the children hello from the Morris'

  10. Praying for Daniel's continued recovery here! Blessings to your beautiful family~
    Cindy in GA

  11. Praise the lord together singing alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

    Praise the lord together singing alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

    To God be the glory, great things he hath done!

    So loved he the world that he gave us his Son, who yielded his life an atonement for sin, and opened the lifegate that all may go in.

    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
    let the earth hear his voice!
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
    let the people rejoice!

    O come to the Father thru Jesus the Son, and give him the glory, great things he hath done!

  12. Praying for you in Jacksonville Florida. Hope, peace, and strength for your family!

  13. Thank you for sharing your wonderful attitude and love for our Lord in this trying time for you. I love you and am praying for you.

    Rebekah Ross
    Mum of 2 (first of many)

  14. Sis Jaynee,
    Just checking in to let you know I continue to pray for you and your family! Your light is shining brighter than ever for Jesus during this hard time. I pray that the Lord will give the doctors wisdom about what is wrong, and how to treat it.
    Sis Tammy

  15. Your family is just amazing and so, so beautiful. I am holding you all in my heart, and I'm praying that Daniel makes a full recovery. I just came across your blog and I was just sobbing as I read back over the events of the last week or so. You are all so brave and strong. As I read about Daniel's symptoms I was reminded of a time when I was living in Mexico. A friend of mine contracted hepatitis (I think it was hep A?) from swimming in the ocean near the mouth of a small river that ran through town. I don't remember many of the details of his illness other than he was very sick and it involved his liver. I'm sure you've already ruled out hepatitis, but I wanted to share just in case. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us and letting us be a part of your amazing journey. I'll be sending your family healing thoughts of good health.
    Que Dios les bendiga,
    Heather in CA

  16. Hi Jaynee,

    We continue to pray for you, Daniel and the children. We really draw inspiration from your family...thank you for sharing so much on your blog.

    In Christ,
    Katie Gillio

  17. I am so glad to hear that Daniel is able to keep some small things down. God continues to bless. :)

    Praying that your errands are successful again today and that the liver biopsy brings promising news.

    Thank you for being a faithful servant.

    *BIG HUGS*

  18. Continuing to pray for you. Praying espeically for strength and rest and that the doctors can give a clear diagnosis of what is going on.


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