It’s Sunday afternoon I’m tucked in bed reflecting over the past few days. It’s been a mixture of a nightmare and a dream come true…worry that paralyzes and relief that trickles in and gives hope. All the while I’ve somehow felt the need to reach out to my friends old and new, online and down the street and ask for prayer. So many have reached out by commenting here or on face book or in text messages or in an email. Some have said, I’m praying, some have shared their own journey, some have shared scriptures or affirmations or even prayed right there in the comment… I so long to tell each one of you in a way you can understand exactly how much your words were God’s voice to us during this time.
These pictures are of a few of us in the waiting room when we were waiting for Stephie to come out of her C Section. It took so long and there was nervous chatter. Lots of nervous chatter, but The Husband took some pictures and the eyes really tell the story. Our baby was being born…a sacred time in all of our history. My daughter, who seemed perfect the day before was suddenly very sick…another sacred time in our history as we trusted The One who created her to keep her safe…the eyes tell (part) of the story and on this day, so many of you were sharing in our history with your prayers…
I have on several occasions taken up a burden of prayer with a friend online or down the street, but I never fully understood how powerful and strengthening bearing another’s burden’s could be.
I read all the comments and messages and emails and read some out loud to Stephie and Jon, and the strength was tangible. God’s voice, God’s hand upholding us when we felt so weak.
All this to say the way each one of you has reached out matters. It mattered every single day last week. It matters right now. And it matters in eternity. These are the sacred acts that will make up those jewels in your crowns my Precious Friends. These things, I know, will be mentioned when you stand before God and he says “Well done good and faithful servant…”
Is it possible for you to feel the love I have for each one of you? I pray so Precious Ones. And I pray today, that God meets you right where you are and shows you how much He loves you…Blessings…
Update…our Sweet Elliot is getting her meds for her blood platelets right now…still not eating very well by mouth. Stephie and Jon are going back to sit with her tonight…if you wouldn’t mind another prayer or two would be so appreciated…love to you~