Saturday, January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010 12:30 AM

Hello friends,
     Well, we had a good party today and Micah was very happy.  The last two days he has been very happy, I think he knows he's going home.  The hospital got him a couple of books, a very nice blanket (they call them "hugs") and a video MP3 player with a set of headphones.  I was quite surprised.  They do this for all of their patients that have been there at least 3 months.  If for nothing else, this place has been a blessing to us in that we have learned a great deal from them on how to care for Micah.  The patience that the therapists have with him never ceases to amaze me.
     Thomas arrived safely this evening and will be headed out with the crew on Sunday.  Then he will be headed back here on Tues. evening.  I have quite a mix of emotions over the whole ordeal right now and am not quite sure I could put any of it into words, but I'll try.   I'm very excited about going home, but sad about how we are going home.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed at how much more is going to have to be packed into one day and then there are days (self-induced, I think) when I am quite unfeeling about the whole situation.  I feel like my feelings are swinging on a pendulum, back and forth, back and forth.   The good part of that is that a pendulum always stops in the center and in that calm time I can hear my Father speaking to me.  
     A dear friend sent this song to me, I don't know the title or who sings it, but I wanted to share it with you anyway.  Also, a verse from a another dear one.  Two words on faith from different sources just a day or two apart.  Jesus help us to have faith to keep believing...

You probably know this: The root meaning of "faith" (emunah) is "steadiness" (as in Ex. 17:12). God's still at work in Micah and in you. Hope to see you soon in Jackson.

I may not hold all the answers, but I know you're faithful God
I will wait... and believe for a miracle

I may not see through the darkness, but I hold Your hope in my heart
I will stand and believe for a miracle

I believe my God is stronger, God is greater
I believe His goodness will prevail

I believe His love and mercy go before me
He is my hope; I will not be moved

I will trust in You with all my heart, my everything

Nothing on Earth, nothing I know can separate me from Your love
I love you Lord and I confess my heart belongs to no one else

Blessings to you all,


  1. can't wait to see your dear family in jackson again; hanging out with you in st. louis was great, but coffee over your table will be ever better. we love you and are praying.
    p.s. 7 inches of snow here; perfect sledding & hot chocolate weather :-)

  2. It will be so good to have you "home" again in Jackson so we can see all of you. I cannot imagine all of the many feelings you must be feeling right now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all and we look forward to doing whatever we can to be helpful to you all. Can't wait to hug all your necks! Love you all lots and lots.
    mala and rose creek

  3. Praying for a smooth transition. We love you.
    Linda & Tom

  4. Hi Tina, Mohan & kids,all of us have been praying for your travel back home, and provision & strength for all that you need. I'm sure you are going through mixed emotions right now, but God is there with you and will lead you all the way. Love you. Shanti, Bernard & kids.