Waiting 1A – Week Four Ending

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The breathing tube is out and Little is awake! She is still a bit groggy and is having a hard time getting comfortable due to residual effects of the medication, BUT she is talking and smiling and we couldn’t be more grateful.

She went 24 hours without a fever!!! Jeremy said they put her back on the cooling blanket this afternoon but he didn’t get the entire story behind what was going on. When we walked in this morning, the first thing she said to me was, “I’m hot and a bit pukey.”  So, even without the fever she was feeling warm and was sweating. We’ll just keep praying against the fever.

The second thing Little said to me was, “Are you going to sleep in a sleep room tonight, Mom?” If you remember last week, she does NOT like when I sleep in another room and leave her at the hospital. This has GOT to change moving forward and so we’re adding that to the prayer list. We have a long road ahead of us and the bed at the Ronald McDonald House are really more conducive to a good night sleep than the couches in her room. I thought I would be done with sleep training by now!

Last news for today – quitting my job became more real and I got a bit sad. I sent out some information for the last time and that was a big deal. And then I saw my boss (the pastor) and he mentioned getting the computer from me this week.  I am cleaning it off tonight so that I can get it to him. It makes everything seem so real and it made me sad. Is it silly that leaving your job can make you long for heaven?

My cousin-in-law (is that a thing?) sent this song to me today and I just LOVED the lyrics! With ALL the paragraphs above in mind, what an incredible reminder this is of the Truth we believe:

“Sovereign Over Us”
There is strength within the sorrow
There is beauty in our tears
And You meet us in our mourning
With a love that casts out fear
You are working in our waiting
You’re sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding
You’re teaching us to trust.

Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
You’re faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us

You are wisdom unimagined
Who could understand Your ways
Reigning high above the Heavens
Reaching down in endless grace
You’re the lifter of the lowly
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me
And Your promises are my delight

Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
You’re faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us

Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good and for Your glory
Even in the valley, You are faithful
You’re working for our good
You’re working for our good and for Your glory

You’re faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us.

— Aaron Keyes

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6 Responses to Waiting 1A – Week Four Ending

  1. Eric Zufall says:

    We continue to pray for you all, Becky. Interesting “small world” story…That song you quoted was written by a Furman graduate whom I was roommates with at the ’97 Summer Beach Project!

  2. Tammy says:

    Amen! Your family was at MoTowne this weekend. I pray it gave them a couple of hours of fun and distraction. We love y’all!

  3. earfoxy says:

    PRAISE FOR NO FEVER! Prayers & hugs continue.

  4. pbenslu says:

    I do keep reading and I do keep getting blessed and challenged by your posts, even as my heart aches and I keep wanting to get on a plane for Denver. I am so thankful for your updates and keep waiting to see the words: WE GOT A NEW HEART!!! I love you guys so much and I want to make it better. So thankful we know the ONE who “is teaching us to trust.”

  5. magnoliaoli says:

    Hi! I know Little from YL Capernaum & I absolutely adore that girl. This blog was just shared with me and I want you all to know I’m praying for little and her heart as well as you all as a family. If it’s ok with you, I would love send her some mail to let know her know I’m thinking and praying for her. Let me know & if there is anything more I could do or Capernaum can do… we are here for you! Sending love, Mack.

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