September 16, 2006

September Update

Dear friends and family,

Here’s the latest:

¡Felíz Día de Independencia, México! Today Mexico celebrates it’s independence day. On September 16, 1810, in the small Mexican town of Dolores, Miguel Hidalgo gave his famous cry of independence from Spanish colonial rule.

Continued Protests The Mexican presidential election results continue to be a problem, especially in Mexico City, where López Obredor has organized street protests in the center of the city. Since the July 2nd election, López Obrador has been publicly denouncing his narrow loss as a fraud. So far, none of the protests have turned radically violent, but please keep this in your prayers over the next couple of months. Obrador’s opponent and president-elect, Felipe Calderón will not officially assume office until the December 1st inauguration.

Baby Update Last week, when we went to our routine pregnancy check-up, we were met with some very sad news. Our doctor had suffered a massive heart attack the day before. Of course we were both shocked to hear such news, and we were quickly caught up in emotions of concern both for our doctor, and for ourselves. Lindsay is eight months pregnant, so there wasn’t much time to make major medical changes. We went home, heavy-hearted, both for our friend, and for concern over the baby.

Thankfully, we were able to schedule another doctor’s appointment for that evening. We prayed over the situation all afternoon, asking for God to give us wisdom about what to do. God answered our prayers with new doctors (a father and son team), at the same hospital, who are happy and able to take us on as new patients. We immediately liked them and we share the same ideas about how the labor and delivery should take place.

Also, the doctors discovered that Lindsay has higher-than-they-would-like blood pressure. She is on a low-sodium diet to try and determine if there is a more serious problem.

Please continue to lift all of this up in prayer.

Thank you, Luke, Lindsay, Bella and Baby


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