home again

After two days of antibiotics, observation, and continual hope of coming home we finally spent the night in our own bed!  Though tired and weak, I am experiencing no pain and for the first time in awhile.  I can laugh, breath, eat … move with comfortable ease.  Enjoy all those things your body is doing [...]

Baby Journey Part 5: God Is Able To Save and I Will Praise

(This was written long before Eben’s birth, but I never got the chance to post it.  It has never meant more than it does at this moment.)

Continually God shows up! There are days when strength seems sapped and I wonder, oh Lord, what are you doing? And, instead of answering the burning question, his Spirit [...]

on the right track

After an ultrasound and reviews by several doctors, it was determined that material was still present in the uterus.  They strongly suggested a procedure to remove this.  Yesterday afternoon, Lois underwent a DNC which we believe was successful in clearing.  Immediately Lois began to feel better.  No longer does she have the sharp pain, rather, [...]

Emotional Rollercoaster

Well, after one night at home, would you believe we are back in the hospital?  Ug.  And what an emotional rollercoaster it has been.  Lois has been experiencing some pain, that was thought to be bowel issues from all the meds and being in the hospital.  After going home and figuring out that bowels weren’t [...]


All, quick update to Praise the Lord, that we were released from the hospital today and have returned home.  It will take some time for Lois to fully recover but enough progress has been made to allow us to do the rest at home.

grant and lois

lois update

The outpouring of love and support during this time has been overwhelming.  God has met us in a way that is indescribable.  We have come to a place of true “peace that passes all understanding”.  That scripture verse is so accurate to what God is doing in us right now.  We have an amazing peace [...]


First of all, thank you all for your thoughts and prayers during this time.  This morning at 7:15am MDT, Eben Buay Garner was born and immediately graduated this earth to enter the embrace of our Lord Jesus.  He was 1 pound 7.5 ounces and 12 inches long.  Upon initial examination of the placenta, it became [...]

please pray and continue

As soon as I sent the last update, things changed a bit.  The docs came in and let us know they are concerned with Lois’ platelet count.  Short story is the baby needs to come soon.

Thank you for your continual prayer.

grant and lois

and so it continues to begin…

Grant here again.  First my apologies for the delay in getting out an update on Lois and the baby.  As we are finding out, the induction process has the possibility of taking a while.  There is no normal for this but they are saying it could even take two or three days.   Something about [...]

and so it begins

Grant here.  Just a quick update to call out for prayer.  Yesterday (Tuesday, July 20) Lois was having some unexplained pain and nausea which prompted us to head to the hospital and begin our “doctor recommended” hospital bed rest.  Upon arrival many tests were done to determine the cause of the pain.  Finally, this morning [...]