Thursday, June 19, 2008

What A Difference A Week Makes

Tonight is the one-week anniversary of the call that changed life as I know it. And because of that I might just have a little problem sleeping.

Mom is still in the hospital after suffering the heart attack last Thursday night and subsequent stroke on Saturday night.

But the difference is night and day.

Instead of a respirator, she's breathing on her own. Instead of being sedated, she's wide awake. Instead of garbled noises, she is speaking fairly clearly. Yes, she's a little cloudy mentally as of yet. No, she still can't move her left side.

But the difference is night and day.

Instead of expecting death, we're living with hope for her life. Instead of fearing the worst, we're hoping for the best. Instead of giving up, we've given it to God.

The difference is night and day.

Many thanks to all of you who have lifted her up in prayer over the last week. Prayer is what has kept us going; what has kept us from jumping off the deep end. To know you took time to pray for our family is a sweet, sweet thing. Thank you.


HeyJules said...

I'm so happy she's doing well Chris. Keep me posted on anything you or your family needs...

Linds said...

I am so glad for the update, Chris. I have been wondering how she is doing. I will continue to pray for you all.

dlyn said...

Was praying for her from the post on Jule's blog - glad for an update and I will continue to pray for her recovery.

Singing Owl said...

(((HUG and Prayers too))))