Zach Update # 10 – Waiting…


Thanks for all your wonderful comments about our blog.  We’ve enjoyed sharing what’s happening.  Thanks again for reading and praying for us.  Recently a lot of you have asked if we have received the pathology report.  Unfortunately the answer is “no, not yet.”

Regretably,  this report is taking much longer than we had anticipated.  Announcing the pathology report was going to be my next post 3 weeks ago, and we are still waiting.  Obviously we have called, and will call again, but there are things that are out of our control even though we wish we were in control.

We do promise that we’ll let you know as soon as we know.  In fact, if you haven’t already, you can look over to the right at “Follow My Blog” and subscribe via email.   You’ll get an email whenever we posting anything (and can unsubscribe at any time.)  That may help some of you who keep logging in but not seeing anything new.

Specific stuff

Just a reminder about where we are right now.  The first two tests for outlying cancer were perfectly clear: bone marrow and spinal fluid sample.  This third test is the pathology of how far the cancer had grown in the eye that was removed.  We know it was malignant.  What we are waiting for is news of how extensive the cancer had grown.  Usually the cancer is encapsulated within the eye and that is what we are hoping for in Zach’s case.

If  you’ve ever waited for something with no way of knowing when the wait would be over, you know what we are doing right now.  Waiting…

As Proverbs 13:12 says,

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Or as Psalm 33:20-21

20 We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.

In the mean time…

In the mean time, Zach is doing really well!  He has completely healed from the surgery; he’s growing and is doing great.  He never saw out of the bad eye and probably doesn’t miss it.  He’s nursing well, smiling lots and is in general simply a great baby.

Last week Zach travelled with Sarah and I to California to attend the wedding ceremony of one of Sarah’s six brothers, Sam. It was great to see Sarah’s family (and especially the ones on the West Coast.)   Zach’s sisters all stayed home with friends’ families (aren’t they jealous!)

Here’s a photo of us in Santa Monica at the coast.


Tim, Sarah and Zach



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8 responses to “Zach Update # 10 – Waiting…

  1. Laura Muhleck

    Waiting is such an active, difficult assignment, but we wait with you and trust. as always, in the sovereignty, power and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for the update. What a wonderful photo of you three 🙂

  2. Deanna Wenzel

    Tim and Sarah, my heart is saying..”‘Yea God’, for the peace, joy and love You have surrounding us in the middle of this storm and testimony”. Love God and love you two and your family. Hugs. Deanna

  3. Claudia Garrett

    Thanks for the update! The picture was great of you and a nice surprise. My favorite verse while I wait is “But those that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they should mount of wings as eagels, they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 I think that is from the NAS, I’ve learned verses from there, so with the NIV their different.
    And I can’t find the NAS to confirm it, but you get the idea. Blessings to you all this day as you wait patiently on Him. P.S. Glad you could join the fellowship for lunch. Bill forgot to use the coupon, so I guess we will have to go back some time. That is one reason why he has me, I am the resourceful one.


    I’m so happy to read that you both got to get away with your special son and enjoy time together, as well as with family. The strain you have been under has been hard and I know the time to recharge is welcome.
    Enjoy each other and the wonderful chance to be away briefly.
    God Bless,
    Nancy Lawton

  5. phil & cindy eoll

    Pastor Tim & Sarah
    We are members of Cornerstone that have retired to Indian
    River, Mi but we have been following Zach’s progress and
    praying for all of you. Our son-in-law was a 2lb premie and
    because of the warmer and lack of med in his eye has been
    blind since then in his right eye. He is a man of Christ and
    sings in a gospel trio , does graphic design for the covers of
    cd’s and is a wonderful husband and father. We know that
    God has great plans for your little guy and we will continue
    to pray to that end.
    See you on our next trip downstate to see our grandkids.
    In His love – cindy

  6. Karen Jolley

    Thanks for the great photo Tim and Sarah! Zach looks so big already! Praying for you every time I think of you, Zach and the girls.

  7. Robin

    Nice photo.