After the ceremony it was pretty chaotic outside the stadium, so we weren't able to get one photo with all of us together, but this works!
I have to share, my brother is affected with Crohn's Disease, which is an autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation of the digestive tract. It started in middle school, and took the doctors a really long time to find out what was going on with him. In the mean time, he was throwing up everything he ate. What I remember most about that time, is that despite the fact that he couldn't even keep down his lunch, Ed DID NOT want to miss school. I remember thinking he was crazy because if I had an opportunity to miss school, then I took it! Finally they were able to diagnose him, but it has been a continuing struggle for him. It seems as though there is still a lot unknown about Crohns. He has done so much, despite feeling miserable much of the time.
I'm sharing this now because as he has started his new job, and moved away from home, he is having HORRIBLE flare ups. He is training to become an assistant manager at a retail chain, and he has to work, sometimes 7 days a week, sometimes night shift, sometimes unloading trucks. Now imagine doing all of that with everything horrible happening to your digestive system.
If you pray, please pray that God will place a healing hand on him, if only to help him get through this week until he can make it to a specialist on his day off.