Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 20 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Hello friends,
We had a good day today.  Our small group came up from church and blessed us with so much stuff it looks like we may have to have help moving everything back home.  Someone had asked about the other kids names - in order of appearance here on earth:  Abigail, Josiah, Samuel, Micah, Elizabeth, Matthew & Daniel.  As for the ages, by Nov. read the list backwards and insert all the odd numbers from 5 - 17.  They are doing amazingly well through this whole ordeal.  They are spending some time with their grandparents and may get to go see their cousins also.

Our friends took us out for lunch today and when we got back the nurses had cleaned Micah all up, but unfortunately the tooth that he had first made loose in the PICU fell out when they were cleaning his mouth  (  That makes 3 now.   

Micah did bend his arm today when asked to and the PT's are happy with his muscle tone. 
We are still praying for a miracle, but still trying to do each day the things that need to be done.  Barring a miracle, Micah will go to surgery tomorrow to have the tooth removed from the throat, have the G-tube put in & have an impression made of his top teeth so that thy can make a proper guard.  Please pray that this will all go well.  

So this evening for the first time I changed a diaper on my 100+ lb. son.  Then I went to the bathroom and cried.  What to do....  I will get through this but it sure isn't easy.  My mind starts wandering to all the, " how am I going to: get him in a car, change him, bathe him, etc... he is so strong".  I have to constantly keep pulling myself back to this day and the tasks set before me.  One step at a time, one day at a time. "Sufficient for the day are the troubles thereof..."    God is always there speaking to me, in an almost audible voice, during the times when I think I cannot go on.  He has been extra gracious when I have  been extra weak.

"Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.  Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You."                       PS 33:20-22

Blessings to you all,

1 comment:

  1. oh tina, i know my mind would be doing the exact same thing. there is not a day that goes by that keith and i dont talk about micah and pray for him and for yall. i was so glad to read that your small group came and brought stuff...i hate not being closer to help. love you. missy