Saturday, December 10, 2016

and so.....

....we continue to wait.

Last Saturday, Grace, my sister's girl,
Ivan's new bride,
was critically injured.
She was hit by a car on her way to play her violin in a concert.
Her knees and the artery in her leg were repaired,
but her head injuries have kept her in a medically induced coma all week.
Her carotid artery was damaged on impact.
We know that she has suffered two strokes as a result of this injury. 
Yesterday they removed the life support tube.
She is breathing on her own but much discomfort is involved in this process.
She continues on in ICU being monitored around the clock.
As soon as the doctors deem it feasible,
they will move her to another hospital with more specialized neurological care.

Needless to say,
those ministering at her bedside are weary beyond measure....
in need of strength from Jesus, 
who holds the outcome of Grace's life in His hands.

We know nothing at this time,
but we do KNOW the One who does.

God in heaven above,
In Your strength, mercy, power, compassion, and lovingkindness,
we ask that You heal and restore Grace,
that You put Your life giving power in her body,
that You comfort and sustain Grace and all who are ministering to her.
That you give her doctors great wisdom.
O God, that You would use this situation for Your glory,
and that many would see great faith and turn to You.

Little girl,
ALL of us love you dearly.
Get better!
because He is the source of your strength.

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