How amazing that my last blog post was on how God is our refuge. In that post I talked about how I had dreams about my family dying.. and how that morning I woke up and reminded myself no matter what, God is my refuge. Our shelter. I quoted Psalms 57:1 and I want to again..
Psalms 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in you, and in the shadow of your wings I will make my refuge, until these calamities have passed.
Psalms 34:9 O taste and see that the Lord our God is good! Blessed is the woman who trusts and takes refuge in Him!
It was such a joy when little Alex got there and they were all able to reunite.
Would you please pray hard for little Alex’s emotional healing. He is talking a great deal about the accident. He remembers everything. He was strapped on a backboard and placed in the same ambulance as his daddy to get there as fast as he can. This is a lot for a precious little 4 year old heart. He thought His daddy was dead, as did Michelle. Please pray for His emotional healing.
Update on our princess baby hope: She went to the pediatrician today. Can I just say a shoutout to Dr. May for Highland Pediatrics. When he heard about Hope he came to the hospital everyday on a holiday weekend to check on her. Today with chillbumps on his arms and tears in his eyes, He told Michelle what we all know it is only a miracle that she survived.
We finally got the official term about what is going on with her, why she has not been eating, screaming in pain ect. She did have a brain bleed, but the other problem she is recovering from is effects of a subdural hemotoma which is a closed head injury where your brain moves forward with force and slams into your skull.
Take that in.. wow.. that’s a lot of a little 6 month old body.
but Glory to God doc said after a few months she should have a FULL recovery!
God is our refuge and strength!
update on Todd: I am pretty sure Him and my Dad are the closest people to Jesus I know. He is in soo much pain (of course)… but His biggest worry is he wants to take care of everyone else. This is Him today trying to read His bible. He can barely only open one eye… but He wanted to read His Bible next to His little Hope. Please pray for His pain.. it is very great and hard to keep under control. If you didn’t know two days ago he had surgery in which they : had to reconstruct his eye socket as His whole eye socket was blown (the nurse said she had never seen anything like it) , His jaw is wired together, and many other things had to be fixed in his jaw, roof of mouth and cheeks. Also his thumbs are both dislocated and will probably require surgery.
update on michelle: Honestly it was an emotional day for us all as the weight of what God did/spared her/them from settled in. Michelle drove today for first time and just pray as it is very hard to pass the spot where this all happened, and to not fear. Pray for strength for her.
We are so grateful that we do not have to live in fear due to a God who is our refuge!
update on my dad: