We had a very important MRI and doctor's visit this past Friday. We did not get the news we wanted but yet it was the news we were somewhat prepared to hear. Rick's brain tumor had grown even more since June. God and our doctor have delayed this for months, but the time has come. Surgery is now going to be required to attempt to remove as much of the tumor as possible. The doctor shot us straight on what is to be expected both during and post surgery. It is not an encouraging report at all. We know we are to trust that God has already gone before us and will carry us through this. We appreciate the prayers of our family and friends.