Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Heavenly Music

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Katy began asking on Sunday afternoon if we had our CD player turned on in the hospital room. She insisted that she was hearing a beautiful choir. We assured her that it was turned off. Once she said, “Oh, I love that song.” I asked which song she was hearing and without hesitation she said, “Once in Royal David’s City. It’s a heavenly choir, Mom. Their voices are so perfect.” The list of songs throughout the day today continued with, Trust and Obey, My Faith Has Found a Resting Place, Holy Holy Holy, and many more. Sometimes she follows along with the words she is hearing. I am so thankful that God is giving her comfort with the hymns she grew up singing and believing. She told me that there is so much music in heaven and when the bells ring, it is more beautiful than anything she has ever heard. Once she was trying to explain the colors and sounds and seemed frustrated. She said, “I wish I could say it in another language because the English language doesn’t have enough words to describe the beauty.”

Paul and I are home from the hospital for a few hours tonight doing laundry and catching up on paper work. I’ll be going back to the hospital. I don’t even know how to express how I feel when I get a chance to come home these days. I get a lump in my throat when I walk in the door that comes from an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. The refrigerator had another meal in it tonight, the house is decorated for Thanksgiving, fall flowers are planted in the flower pots, and three cheerful pumpkins sit on the side porch steps. I don’t know how all this is happening because our dog Ellie cannot tell us. I can only imagine how God is smiling on all of you as you continue to keep our household going. Your kindnesses have given us so much joy in the midst of the hard things. I’ve taken many meals to people in need and have heard them say, “You just don’t know how much this means.” And they were right, I really didn’t. But I do now. God bless you, our friends and prayer warriors.

Comments:
  1. Karen Tillman Says:

    Dearest Katy,

    I am so sry to hear that you are still having spasms, but I take solace in the fact that they have found the medication that has caused this. Now if only they could get to the bottom of this bone pain. And I am sure they will, but this to shall take some time. You just hang in their girl, and know that we are all praying for you daily.
    Love always
    Karen Tillman

  2. Jennifer :-) Says:

    Katy,
    YAYYYY!!! Praise God for that neurologist!! I’m so happy they found out what’s causing those stupid spasms. And I’m so encouraged by your feeling God’s presence so much…it’s almost unreal but knowing that it IS real is such a comfort, not only to you but to me as well.
    So stay strong, you and your family–we’re praying!! Love you!!
    Jen

  3. Sonia Says:

    Hi Katy!
    I’m rejoicing that you will be free from these spasms. I am praying that it will be SOON!!!
    Keep singing and treasuring the gifts that God is giving you. You have been blessed beyond measure!
    Love you and hope to see you soon,
    Sonia

  4. Heather Kirkwood Says:

    Good morning Katy!
    I’m glad they’ve figured out which med is causing the problem. Yeah! I look forward to seeing how you’re doing every morning. It’s newsletter day, so I’ve got to run - deadlines - hang in there girl!

    I’ll check in some time this evening.

  5. Lillian Oliveira Says:

    Katy, darling, I’m so glad you’re hearing the choirs of heaven sing for you! I’m praying that they find a bed for you in the UVA hospital by tomorrow. Thank you SO MUCH for the message FOR ME! from Jesus! Glory, hallelujah! Isn’t He wonderful! WONDERFUL! May He grant you yet painfree days and more months in your wonderful home with your family. Much love n hugs from your Aunt Lil.

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  1. Karen Tillman Says:
    October 18th, 2006 at 10:30 pm e

    Dearest Katy,

    I am so sry to hear that you are still having spasms, but I take solace in the fact that they have found the medication that has caused this. Now if only they could get to the bottom of this bone pain. And I am sure they will, but this to shall take some time. You just hang in their girl, and know that we are all praying for you daily.
    Love always
    Karen Tillman

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  2. # Jennifer :-) Says:
    October 18th, 2006 at 11:13 pm e

    Katy,
    YAYYYY!!! Praise God for that neurologist!! I’m so happy they found out what’s causing those stupid spasms. And I’m so encouraged by your feeling God’s presence so much…it’s almost unreal but knowing that it IS real is such a comfort, not only to you but to me as well.
    So stay strong, you and your family–we’re praying!! Love you!!
    Jen

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  3. # Sonia Says:
    October 19th, 2006 at 9:45 am e

    Hi Katy!
    I’m rejoicing that you will be free from these spasms. I am praying that it will be SOON!!!
    Keep singing and treasuring the gifts that God is giving you. You have been blessed beyond measure!
    Love you and hope to see you soon,
    Sonia

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  4. # Heather Kirkwood Says:
    October 19th, 2006 at 12:09 pm e

    Good morning Katy!
    I’m glad they’ve figured out which med is causing the problem. Yeah! I look forward to seeing how you’re doing every morning. It’s newsletter day, so I’ve got to run - deadlines - hang in there girl!

    I’ll check in some time this evening.

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  5. # Lillian Oliveira Says:
    October 20th, 2006 at 5:16 pm e

    Katy, darling, I’m so glad you’re hearing the choirs of heaven sing for you! I’m praying that they find a bed for you in the UVA hospital by tomorrow. Thank you SO MUCH for the message FOR ME! from Jesus! Glory, hallelujah! Isn’t He wonderful! WONDERFUL! May He grant you yet painfree days and more months in your wonderful home with your family. Much love n hugs from your Aunt Lil.

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