You have heard his name over and over. You have prayed for him. Now, you can meet him. Yesterday, when we told him we wanted to get a picture of him with Kristi, he moved over to her and hugged her! He told her that she had been through so much and that he was so proud of her. He said, "You inspire me!" Kristi was emotional and said, "You have given me life." Dr. L. smiled and said, "Not me, I'm just a man trying to make it through one day to the next just like you." As Amy and I were watching this interaction through our own tears, I spoke up and said, "God has used you to provide opportunity for life" and he said, "I'll take that!"
We went from the 6th floor in seeing Dr. Levenback, to the 8th floor to have the pic line removed. Even though Kristi was incredibly uncomfortable, we enjoying getting some sunshine on their outdoor terrace waiting area. They have worked to make this place have beauty amidst so many enduring suffering.
It said......"Though you are an earthen vessel, I designed you to be filled with heavenly contents. Your weakness is not a deterrent to being filled with MY Spirit; on the contrary, it provides an opportunity for My Power to shine forth more brightly. As you go through this day, trust Me to provide the strength that you need moment by moment. Don't waste energy wondering whether YOU are adequate for today's journey. My Spirit within you is more than sufficent to handle whatever this day may bring."
Kristi needed this yesterday! We needed this promise also as we walked through the procedures with her, as we grieved some of the losses with her, and as we celebrated some of the baby steps we keep observing everyday toward independence and health. In fact, we had to take a picture of this "real food" she was eating and actually had an appetite and enjoyed it! We have found on this journey that we have learned to celebrate many things that previously we all took for granted everyday!
|Pasta, Mashed Potatoes and Fruit Sounded Good! Yippee!! : )|
Thank God today for the small things in your life. Those things that just seem normal..................Danina, Amy and Kristina