Friday, September 25, 2009

More Hope Flickers!

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!!!

4 comments:

Kelley said...

Praising God with this latest news!
I will continue to pray...
Enjoy those waffles and know that you are being thought of and prayed for! ♥

Tricia said...

I thank God that Gloria is responsive. I will continue to pray for her healing. And for those that love her as you walk through this. I like what you put in the post before, about seeing miracles. Remind yourself of these things and God's faithfulness in other areas. Rest in Him.

Karen Deborah said...

wow this is awesome news!

sukipoet said...

such good news. I am reading these posts backward so I have already read the most recent in which Gloria is much much better and conscious and waving. Blessings to you all.