Over the past few days I have been following
a life changing event in the lives of another family.
I learned about this family's
tragedy from Angie at Bring the Rain.
The mother, Joanne, suffered a stroke and
subsequent seizures while at home. Her
daughter found her and got help.
Joanne is now in intensive care in a medically
induced coma. Her family is exhausted and
praying for a miracle. The swelling in her brain is
severe and what they are asking us to pray for is
a miracle. I am committed to pray with them.
Toben, Joanne's husband is keeping people
Reading of this event and their struggle takes me
back to Warren's Dad's fall and brain injury.
As they discuss seeing the CT Scan results and
the damage I flash back.
We loved Gene so very much....before his
accident. But the love God gave us for him
after this event was supernatural. Admittedly
he was not my spouse...but we were very close.
And closer yet as we took up so much of his care.
I would not trade the hours, days, weeks and months
that God gave us with the "different" Gene...unless
it didn't have to happen at all.
But obviously it did.
And we know that God has used it for His purposes.
What we know after this is that God was never more
obvious in His workings. The details that just came
together....the things that others said couldn't happen.
My prayer for Joanne, Toben and their entire family
is that when this trial is complete they can say....
It is well.
God was so present with us.
It is very well...with my soul!