"In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He heard me" (Psalm 120:1)
As I am sitting here tonight in my own house, on my own couch, I am looking at my daughter laying on the love seat and my heart is full of gratitude. There is definitely no place like home.
I am so thankful to my precious Savior that He showed her mercy this week. I am thankful that He showed her glorious love this week. I am thankful that He gave her a glimpse of His splendor and restored her health. I am so thankful that He reached down and touched her and healed her.
He showed up and showed Himself mighty. He showed up and bestowed marvelous grace on the life of my daughter. He showed up...
In the midst of the storm, as I cried out to Him, he heard me. He heard the cry of a hurting and frightened mother. He heard the cry of one of His children and was there. He gave me comfort and peace. He tucked me away in the cleft of the rock. He gave me strength when I thought I had no more. He gave me renewal when I thought I couldn't hang on. He covered me with His wing.
He gave me a Word. A Word that I gripped so tightly I still see the imprint of it on the palms of my hands. A Word that I want to be ever mindful of as I realize the magnitude of what He did for me and for Melissa. For all of us.
May I never forget what He did. May I never forget the miracle He performed.
I find myself tonight in a state of brokenness. I realize how unworthy I am of what He did for me. I realize how pitiful and wretched I am. I realize that He gave me what He didn't give Himself. The life of my child. That is a very humbling thought.
Precious Lord, I thank you so much for the healing that you ministered in Melissa this week. You have restored her and renewed her. You have brought her from sickness to health. You have delivered her from the enemy. You have surrounded her with your glory and your grace.
Lord, help me to live my life in a way that is pleasing only to You. Help me to walk worthy of Your calling. Help me to always seek Your presence. May I always be an instrument for your glory.
In the precious name of Your Son Jesus, Amen
Melissa was discharged today around noon. Her platelets were up to 119,000. Her bilirubin was 2.4 (he wanted it lower but was satisfied that it had gone down.) Her hemoglobin went from a 6 to an 8, so he was satisfied that it was on the upward swing as well. Her liver enzymes are still high and she is still very swollen, but he is confident that it will continue to go down as she continues to heal.
She has 2 appointments next week for more blood work and to see the doctor. All four doctors who were part of her case came to see her before she left. They were all so nice and hugged her and were so happy that she was doing so well.
She is very weak and very tired. She has about a month of recovery ahead of her. I am watching her like a hawk!
Thank you so much for being such great prayer warriors and friends. I felt the prayers and the love so much! Keep praying that she continues to heal and regain her strength.