Monday, December 31, 2012
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tonight she decided she didn't want to but changed her mind a few times. That's what the multiple trips were for. Actually this post doesn't have much to do with that.
Because I made 6 trips, 5 of those all alone, I had a lot of time. I was in the van for 2 hours & 5 minutes with just me, just my thoughts, my heart feelings and a lot of God.
During one of my trips I heard the song While I'm Waiting. I don't know how many times I have heard that song before but tonight it really spoke to me. Remember that "peace that passeth all understanding" that I was talking about the other day? Well it found me. Boy did it find me.
I walked in our home & Mike had everyone settled. Abe is back on oxygen but instead of overwhelming me or getting me down I was reminded that God's got this. It was so incredibly peaceful.
I am not only thankful for the sweet friend that invited Marlee Anne over but also for the wonderful new friend I met tonight. I am so thankful for the time that God planned for me & that I didn't let it pass me by.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
There seems to have been more damage to Abe's lungs than first thought when he had that bad seizure & aspirated. That seems to be why it is taking him longer to recover. Not like a virus or a bacteria he picked up. Another reason we are being so cautious with everyone so we don't put something else on top of his little body to fight.
He is back on oxygen. It happened right after I sent out the "Praise The Lord" email. He came off for a brief time & is now back on it.
This roller coaster ride is so very hard on our bodies, minds & spirits. A precious friend said 2 steps forward & 1 step backward. Then her daughter dropped off cookies in our mailbox. Don't tell Mike though because I ate them all. Yes the stress eater is back!
Thank you to those that sent emails yesterday letting us know you are praying. I don't like how going through this makes me feel & pulls me down. I try for it not to. I am thankful for those of you that let me feel this, talk & cry through it as I need to.
Lack of sleep and other daily stressors are making this harder. We know that this too shall pass & we will soon be able to catch our breath. Many have said they don't know how we do it. Well it's only by the grace of God. Dear family & friends who lift us up & help carry us through. Thank you so much!!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
This morning I am breathing a little lighter and the world looks brighter. Ok some of that could be because the sun is shining. Mostly it's because our sweet boy went all night without oxygen.
That little boy scared us so very bad. We are set up like an ICU unit basically but just not in the hospital. This has been a tough week in our home. I am sure it will continue but so thankful he had a night off oxygen. Not sure Mike or I slept at all so overlook us today if we are acting a little loopy. LOL! More so than usual I mean.
As we continue to work on getting Abe better & keep everyone else well please pray God's peace & protection over our home. Please pray for strength & grace for Mike & I. A little rest would be nice also.
We thank each of you for keeping our family in your prayers.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there
They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
"where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "this is heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."
When what to their wondering eyes did appear, but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring those children all flew into the arms of their King
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace, one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had He gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad."
then He looked down on earth, the world far below He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand, "Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"may this country be delivered from the hands of fools" "I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"
Then He and the children stood up without a sound. "come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran. all displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight, "in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."