Oh Boy...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I spoke with the surgeon and his nurse this morning and I am trying to process everything that was said. They are happy with the amount of fluid that is draining from the tubes and also the amount that is around his heart. They will do another echo tomorrow and as long as everything stays the same or gets better they will pull out the chest tubes tomorrow. Four weeks of chest tubes and draining all comes down to this echo tomorrow. Lord have your way. They will then keep him overnight do one last echo on Thursday morning and then possibly send him home.

Like I said, I am not sure how to even process this. Do I jump up and down, do I take it with a grain of salt, how should we respond? My heart is leaping for joy right now and yet I am not 100% confident that everything will go according to plan. Mostly because nothing has gone according to plan in this place.

Inevitably it all falls back to trusting God and his plan. Amber and I know that He can get us out of here in an instant and we also know he could keep us here longer. We rest in his plan and his purpose.

Whatever the news is tomorrow, We will rejoice.

We believe, hope, and have faith for the miraculous, and in the same breath we know God has our best in mind even if it doesn't come back clear.

Just heard an amazing song that encapsulates the journey we have been on. It speaks to the pain of trials and suffering and recognizing we don't walk this road alone. It is called Never Once by Matt Redman, here are just a few of the lyrics.

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful


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