Today has been a peaceful day with no medical complications. Praise the Lord! Thank you to Martha Pelish and Laura Griffith who stayed with me, so Mom and Dad could go to church this morning and small group this evening.
Psalm 117: 1-2
“Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.?
This morning, I read this Bible passage as part of my daily reading through Psalms. I have seen the faithfulness and love of God every day, often in the details of my life. He has indeed given me a “hope and future? (Jeremiah 29:11), not only by sparing my life, but also by giving me new friendships with people who live with and understand HPS. When my family first read the information about HPS, I was not sure I wanted to stay alive. I didn’t see any prospect of living a productive life. I imagined my future as someone who would not be able to enjoy food again. I did not want my life to be consumed with feeding tubes or hospital visits. The first time I experienced “hope? was when people from the HPS Network contacted my family. Many of you have probably read the comments from Heather Kirkwood. She has HPS, but God is using her as a newspaper journalist. Heather and others wrote to my family, telling us that there was a “hope and future? beyond the initial HPS diagnosis. I’ve been able to email people like Heather, Karen, Candice, and Crystal who continue to encourage me to keep pushing past the pain until things get better. Like all of them, I want to live a victorious life, sharing the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.