I read once that though we have peace in the Gospel, the DNA we carry from the Garden of Eden makes it hard to wait. It would be a lie to sugar coat the difficulty we are all having in waiting. Today is day 7 on the ventilator and day 18 of Mom being in the hospital. Many of you have mentioned her perseverance to us and we concur. She has fought long and hard with arthritis and macular degeneration and her battle has been part of her testimony. We know she has it in her to fight and while we want her to, we also want to recognize God’s way is perfect. If making her whole with Him is the plan, please Lord, give our hearts the peace to know it was best.
Day 6 – 10 has proven to be the toughest days for Covid patients intubated. Mom’s journey is no different. Yesterday, all the stats we are following moved in the wrong direction and remain there this morning. Our specific prayer request at this time is simply for her to turn the corner. Her blood pressure needs to come up, her oxygen demands need to go down and her infections need to dissipate.
A friend sent Maggie the song “Way Maker” which has been a solid reminder to all of us that God is the way maker, miracle worker and promise keeper. We recognize that acceptance of situations we cannot change and control isn’t acquiescence; it is trust, freedom and an opportunity to grow our faith.
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
A day doesn’t go by that we don’t feel your love and prayers. You are in the waiting with us and for that, we are most grateful.