MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: THINKING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR RON

Thursday, January 10, 2008

THINKING GOOD THOUGHTS FOR RON


This photo was taken by my brother-in-law Ron Baldwin. It was taken recently on a beautiful January day, here in East Tennessee, near Kingston, while he slowly paddled a section of Watts Bar Lake, taking in the wonders God has made. Incidentally, Ron lives just beyond the top of that bluff.

Ron is an avid day and back country hiker, camper, bicyclist, and kayaker. There is little in the sports world he will not try, and few places he has not hiked or camped.

He has kept me active over the last couple of years since our retirements, and I thoroughly enjoy his company on hikes, or just sitting, quietly talking, over a sandwich and a “cold beer,” as he likes to say. Ron, Steve, and I try to enjoy as many of these times as possible.

Recently it was discovered that Ron has some potentially serious medical problems and I ask your help in either praying, or thinking good thoughts, for him. He is the best, and he deserves the most!

Thanks,

Paul

UPDATE: Ron will have a lung biopsy performed Monday morning at 10.

UPDATE 2: Ron's PET scan revealed that he has no other occurrence of cancer in his body. It is localized to one spot on a lower lobe, which means he will probably not have to have chemo! This is the best news possible. I prayed that he would not be weakened or down long with this, because he loves the outdoors so much. God is good!

Thanks for all your thoughts, comments, and prayers!

14 comments:

Hammer said...

I hope Ron gets better soon. It's not often that one gets a good one like that as an in law

~Fathairybastard~ said...

You know I will. Here's hopin'.

Sarge Charlie said...

Ron sounds like a cool dude, loving the back country makes him my kind of man. I am hopin' with FHB.

Chuck said...

You got it! Ron's on my list.

Cookie..... said...

Consider it done. Prayer works...

Casdok said...

Lovely photos, hope Ron Rons problems turn out to be not to serious.

Les Becker said...

As I firmly believe that every thought IS a prayer, I guess I can truthfully say that I will do both.

I agree with Sarge - Ron sounds like a really cool guy; the kind that deserves good thoughts from everybody, all the time.

Suldog said...

Absolutely, Mushy. Ron will be added to my prayer list.

Mushy said...

Thanks everyone for the support, and Casdok, you my dear deserve to be included in my blogroll.

Jose said...

The power of prayer, I trully believe in it. Let my prayers joing yours and those of others to wish Ron well.

Buck said...

Add my thoughts and prayers, too.

pat houseworth said...

Consider it done brother!

Mushy said...

You guys warm my heart every time.

Becky said...

That's a beautiful photo. I'll be thinking of Ron and hoping he gets better soon.