Sunday, August 21, 2011

wonderful news.  Lucy is being discharged to the Target House.  She is feeling so much better. my trip home has been cut short as i neped to get down to the hospital to help Erik pack.  I have to be honest though.  My excitement about Lucy is, for the moment, overshadowed by the immeasurable saddness i feel about leaving Ella and Jack.  Leaving Jack in the church nursery just now not only brought a flood of tears but a flood of 6 months of bad memories as well.  I am ready for this hell to be over  I need it to be.  Lucy needs it to be.  Our family needs it to be.

I am now going to try to get the image of Jack crying for me, reaching out with his hands as I was leaving, and go celebrate with Lucy her new freedom.

Lucy being discharged is such a gift on the Sunday morning.  What a reminder of God's continuous blessings. Even through the highs and even through  the lows, I am reminded that God has a greater plan.  We  WILL have a testimony to share.  I pray that God will continue to provide me with the strenght to get through the next 2 months.  Thank you all for you countless and ceaseless prayers.

16 comments:

  1. PRAISE THE LORD!!! I am so excited that Lucy is doing better and doesn't have to stay after all! The Lord sure has answered prayers once again! I'm still praying! Hopefully it won't be long and y'all will all be under one roof and all together a family again! God is good and will take care of you!

    GO LUCY GO! I'm so happy you are feeling a lot better!

    Love,
    Allison

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  2. So very thankful for your good news. Hoping Lucy continues to feel stronger. I know it is heart-breaking for you to leave Jack and Ella once again, but hopefully in the next couple of months, this will all be behind you, and you can resume your life at home with everyone together. God will continue to provide you with the strength, and all of us out here, will lift you in prayer, to face each new day.
    Sending Hugs, and much love to sweet Lucy!
    A Mom-Mom in NJ

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  3. Hi Kate, I don't know you but I wanted to send you a big {hug}. I can't even begin to imagine how you feel as a mommy who is torn in many different directions....I pray things get better for Lucy and that you can all go home and be the beautiful family you are..you are doing an amazing job!!!

    Janice

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  4. The sermon at our church was about how God is present in the storm. The minister talked about Peter getting out of the boat and walking toward Jesus walking on the water. He stressed that we are in different kinds of boats. The boat you are in is such a difficult boat that I cannot fathom all that you are having to do. His point was simply that whatever boat we are in, God is already coming toward us when we reach to him and look beyond our "boat." Yes, our prayers are unceasing for Lucy, for you, for Erik, Jack and Ella. One day at a time... God will meet you each new morning. May He fill you with blessings too many to count.

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  5. You already do have a testimony and you've been sharing it for all of the months that I've been following your blog! You will probably never know (at least here on earth) how many people you have witnessed to through this blog. Likewise how many strangers on earth but brothers and sisters in Christ are joining you through prayers for your family. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of Lucy's life!

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  6. Thought I would share something that rocked my world from Bible study this week. Mark 11:24 "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." Believe. With every once of being that you have. Believe! He can heal and will.

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  7. Kate,
    I cannot imagine how your heart is torn between celebration for Lucy and leaving Ella and Jack, thank goodness God gave you a strong heart. Your blog is a testimony in itself. Keep holding on to the Lord and when you are feeling weak and like you are losing your grasp, know that the Lord will never, ever let you go. This was the topic of our sermon this morning and it made me think of you and your family.
    Praying without ceasing,
    Jen

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  8. Awesome!!!!! WHOO HOO Go Lucy!! Thank God! Praying as always!

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  9. I came across your blog through a friend of a friend, and have followed it for months now. Daily, I read it. I cry often when when I read your posts, and my heart aches for your sweet family. My girls and I pray for Lucy all the time, and my 5 yr. old Olivia and I, got down on our knees yesterday praying for Lucy--endurance, strength, and healing on her body. And for you and Erik--strength too, overwhelming peace, love, and God's grace showered on your family. We don't know you, but please know you all are prayed for often.

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  10. I heard this beautiful song and thought of you. Listen to the words. They are beautiful!!

    http://youtu.be/qVYRc7LtvUA

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  11. Praying...

    And I am grateful you share your testimony every day!

    Know you are much loved and prayed for.

    Becky - Brighton, TN

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  12. Audrey in OklahomaAugust 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM

    I somehow came across your blog and felt the need to write to you. I'm so sorry for what your family is having to endure. I am so awed and inspired by how faithful and strong you have been. I have prayed for you (on more than one occasion) and I truly believe, through God's grace and mercy, that your family will come through this trial stronger than ever. God is so good. Love to you.

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  13. I'm happy that Lucy is better and is being discharged. My husband is hospitalized now with it. I remind him of the little children, especially Lucy, who are fighting this horror. It's bad enough for an adult, but we can't imagine a little child having to go through this hell.

    Wishing you peace and comfort. Praying for your family.

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  14. May you contiue to feel God's peace and guidance through all of this. I pray that God gives you, Lucy and all of your family and support system the strength you need as you need it. May the carefree moments be cherished! Praying for more of those moments for you.

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  15. Yeah!!! We pray for Lucy every morning and love you so much my superwoman friend. You & Erik are such a wonderful testimony to faith in our amazing God! Love you!
    Hope

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  16. GO LUCY GO!!! I'm praying for you and your family.

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