I just got off the phone with Gary and am greatly encouraged. Gloria IS responsive, though heavily sedated. She opened her eyes to acknowledge Gary's presence, she glanced over to look at his brother Mark, she repositioned herself in the bed for greater comfort, she smiled when the pastor was speaking in her presence yesterday, and she is taking in nourishment and processing it bodily. She is heavily sedated and the infection has not subsided, but for now she is still with us and we are still very much with her in prayer.
All we can do is rest in Him . . .
Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement and just plain ol' sweetness that comes through in every comment. It matters so much more than I ever imagined to know that you all -- in all parts of the world -- are lifting up Gloria and my family and even me as we put one foot in front of the other on God's chosen path.
My girls are singing out for "Waffles! Waffles!" (to the tune of Abba's Mamma Mia) as I promised sourdough waffles for dinner. Who cares if it is in the mid nineties . . . we want waffles!
Dear friends, I will return with more news as it trickles in. God bless you all for your generous comments and thoughts and ABUNDANT prayers. Please don't stop. I love hearing from you! XO!!!