Sunday, July 21, 2013

We made it to Jacksonville

Mom, Micah and I left for Jacksonville this morning.  While we were loading up the van (I was carrying out my pillow and blanket)  I fell off the sidewalk.  Now, I know normal people don't "fall" off the sidewark, but if you know me, I'm not the most graceful person. :o)  My poor parents ran to my aid, and Micah even gave me a big hug.  At first I thought about crying, then about giggling.  What a way to start a trip!  I'm just glad I was carrying my pillow!

We stopped at one of our supporting churches for the morning service.  The people of Southshore Baptist Church in Riverview are so kind and encouraging. As we arrived they opened the doors and said, "Good Morning Mrs. Gimenez, how are you feeling today?"  They made us feel so welcome and at home, and I knew that they had been praying for us.  When we were at their church before, we made friends with a very sweet couple.  Krisha is one of those ladies that you meet and feel like you've known each other for years.  Patrick and Josh enjoyed talking with her husband Peter.    When I told her we would be coming today, her  and her husband asked if they could take us to lunch.  It was so nice to fellowship with them.  I told Mom that if we have to go through Riverview again, I want to go out to lunch with Krisha again!

We drove and drove....this was Micah's longest roadtrip ever, since we live on such a small island.  He did pretty well.  We stretched a couple of times and made a McDonalds stop.  We arrived at the Missions House of Southpoint Baptist Church around 7:30.  Patrick said that me and my Mom are the only two people he knows that can make a 6 hour trip turn into a 12 hour trip.  :o)

The mission's house here is amazing.  It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide trailer.  We are completely fenced in with a perfect yard for Micah to enjoy the next couple of days. They thought of everything here: internet (obviously!) games, an alarm,a library of books, Dvds ....let's just say it has all the comforts of home, plus much more.  It even has a large porch with two white wooden rockers.  Mom and I feel so comfortable.  What a blessing for us!

Tomorrow morning I go for my first appointment at Mayo.  The next couple of days will be busy with appointments and testing.  I'm trusting the Lord for whatever outcome will bring Him the most glory.  Even if it's an outcome of "We just can't figure it out"  The Lord knows.  And He's so good to me!

Now, I'm off to ice my ankle per my Mom's request :o)


  1. It's so wonderful that you have a wonderful sister and brother in Christ that you feel so comfortable with as you make your journey. It's also wonderful that you have such a comfortable home away from home, away from home ;-) Okay, I admit, I too am someone who can turn a short trip into a long one, he he. I'm so glad you didn't hurt yourself in the fall. Prayers continue. Hugs. xx

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  3. Maybe you're not at the MN Mayo. Sorry about that.

  4. I'm glad you had a nice day on your way to Mayo, Kami. There's nothing better than fellowship with the family of God.

    I can empathize with your lack of gracefulness. I've had some crazy falls due to my own lack of gracefulness. We look back on them and laugh later and wonder how in the world I managed to do that. I hope you're okay from your fall.

    We're praying for you as you go through your appointments and testing the next few days. Hugs!!!

  5. Falling off the sidewalk, too funny. Hope you get some real answers real soon and can get back home.