It’s late, and we just got home from the hospital. Our friend from Wellspring, Colleen, is spending the night at the hospital with Katy. We left with hesitation because Katy is experiencing some more heart problems tonight, but the nurse said she would keep a close watch on things and call the physician in if necessary. She was doing well all day, then had to have a new IV line placed in her jugular vein for her antibiotics. Her arm veins would no longer work. We aren’t sure why Katy is having this trouble with her heart, but it started as soon as she received her antibiotics in the new line. It was all very exhausting for her. We prayed for her strength to return tonight while she sleeps.
As Anne mentioned today in her comment, this is such a roller coaster ride for all of us, physically and emotionally. It is heartbreaking one day and thrilling the next. It sends us to our knees one moment, then raises our arms heavenward in praise the next. Because of Anne’s word picture, I did see all of you on the ride with us! That is what makes the Christian life so exciting. We experience a lot of ups and downs, but we are never alone. The Savior is there promising He’ll never leave us, His angels are there to protect and defend, and our brothers and sisters in Christ are there to intercede in prayer. We have experienced all of that. I thank God upon every remembrance of you. Your prayers are carrying us again tonight.
I would just add that we were particularly moved by the comments tonight. Betty, although we have never met, we are so thankful that you and your husband found comfort in reading about Katy’s journey with Jesus. We thank God for Brad, another valiant hero, now enjoying the pleasures of heaven forevermore. And “when we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be; when we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory.”