We’ve had the next two days on our family radar for a while now. Milestones help the weeks in a hospital pass a little more easily and today and tomorrow have served as beckoning moments on our calendars.
Today a few in the family receive training on how to take care of Amy when she arrives home. Tomorrow she is scheduled to enter our house for the first time since she last left it with her mom to go buy us some food to celebrate my birthday.
We are anxious to have her back home with us. We are aware that the road ahead is challenging – this week especially. We have all the “firsts” which await us: first time transitioning from car to wheelchair, first move from wheelchair to her automatic bed in our den, first night without medical staff to tend to her, first full day as her caregivers…Amy’s list of firsts will be long but attainable. She plans to speak at her mom’s funeral on Saturday and wants to be strong enough to do so. Her strength is amazing as I’ve heard nothing of self-focus from her. Last night she spent some time on the phone from the hospital consoling our young son who misses his grandmother and needed reassurance that his own mommy won’t die in the hospital. Our family has been entrusted with an amazing opportunity to reveal to anyone watching that our God is real and therefore our faith is real. We plan to rest in the power that He provides. If cracks temporarily show in our humanity, we only request grace from you as we learn how to live this new season of life.
Pray with me that Amy will be able to return home to Lawrenceville with us tomorrow. Pray that I will have the wisdom and compassion to meet her every possible need. Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this journey with us. Friends and family – you are greatly loved and appreciated. Your ministry to us has borne the sweet fragrance of Christ’s love in full bloom. We are indebted to you and will never forget how you have been there for our family. To God be the glory. We love you all.
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