Guess who’s back, back again

Here I am in case everyone was wondering whats gone on. Sorry for the delay.
J is doing much much better, those of you with her as a friend on facebook were treated to an update directly from here instead of from me, that was very important and made me smile when I saw it. I was in Gaithersburg, some of you have wondered how the interview went. It went well for what it was, I drove strait from Morgantown to the interview and while I wasn’t dressed the way I would for an interview they were very understanding. I just don’t know about it all.

This whole thing has shown me so much. I have spent the past two years building walls and digging ditches to keep God away from one area of my life. I think I threw him a bone by being the Children’s ministries coordinator. I know that sounds really bad but I realize I have. Living though this situation has given me a new perspective on so many things. There are some things that I will not compromise on. My family will always come first. I have done that the opposite way for so long that the new way of doing things is so very exciting for me, I really enjoy it actually even if this is the worst way to show proof of concept.

Last night J and I read Isaiah 40. Awesome chapter, everyone always points to the eagle part of the chapter and yea thats great but the part that grabbed me was at the beginning.

Title: The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language
Edition: Third
Copyright: © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.
Publisher: NavPress Publishing
Publisher Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Isaiah 40:2
“Speak softly and tenderly to Jerusalem,
but also make it very clear
That she has served her sentence,
that her sin is taken care of—forgiven!
She’s been punished enough and more than enough,
and now it’s over and done with.”

I love what this says it speaks so much to me about where things are now. I have never accepted that it’s over and done with. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do both in J and in me and in our girls. I can’t wait to see where we are going and what we are going to be doing. I can’t wait to see her walk out of this building on her own two legs, and I can’t wait to start the next phase of the Newell Saga, whatever that is going to be.


  1. J is in a regular room now and is talking very well, and moving around on her own.
  2. She is hungry but can’t eat much as she gets full or tired or something
  3. She’s frustrated and bored a good sign and a bad one
  4. Kidney’s are doing better
  5. Spiked a temperature last night
  6. Not sleeping well at all
  7. Removing the thing from her neck
  8. Lungs look really great

So thats the update. Compared to where we were things are awesome. I keep thinking back to last week and the week before and praising God that J is alive and moving. Please pray for her to be able to get some sleep. Also pray for me not to get sick. I’m starting to feel pretty yucky which is not a good thing.

4 responses to “Guess who’s back, back again

  1. Oh Aaron I am so happy to hear the good news. Keep hanging in there. One thing that was apparent to me during my mom’s ordeal was that I couldn’t physically do it all. Take care of yourself and take time for yourself. May God increase your faith even when you feel like you have none. Praying…Tell J I am lifting her up.


  2. I read Isaiah 40 last night myself. Great chapter.

    Hope to get over again this week.

    again, if you need anything, let me know and if I can’t get it to you, I can contact the church and they can do whatever you need.

  3. I am so glad to hear that J is doing so much better. I know that prayer works and it is evident that God has touched her.
    I will continue to pray for you as well as you struggle to keep up with the things you need to do and as you struggle to stay well. Stress can certainly take a toll.
    Forgiveness is a wonderful thing and we all need to get to the point where we forgive ourselves and move on. It sounds like you are at that point. God can now use you to your fullest. Blessings on you Aaron & J.

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