We are home tonight with Katy. We settled her into her bedroom after she roamed through the house room to room looking at everything familiar. Most of her conversations end with the words, “It’s so good to be home.” She has been sleeping soundly all afternoon and evening. I have an idea that sleep is needed most of all. Paul and I are feeling quiet and grateful. Today Paul took a break from yard work to stand at her bedroom door to watch her sleep. It is a gift to see her face relaxed and peaceful after the torment of pain has lifted.
We’re looking forward to worship tomorrow. Katy may try to go with us but is waiting to see how she feels. Sometimes during worship when the music is playing, Paul and I stand beside each other unable to sing. The worship song is in our hearts, but only tears roll down our faces and we are speechless before a Holy God. We have been on a journey with Him that has grown our faith, and changed our lives. He has sustained us for a year with the promises in His word, and the encouragement of family and friends. We are so grateful that He never left us when our faith was shaken.
Katy’s blog is a hard one to be following day by day. It is an emotional and mental roller coaster and will continue on that way because as of now there is no cure. But this blog isn’t so much about HPS or even the story of a girl who faces every day with faith and courage. It is an accounting of the faithfulness of our God who sees, and how He has been faithful to meet every need. We praise Him tonight for the marvelous work He has done in our hearts. That we should walk with Katy through such suffering and not be bitter angry people is evidence that God is keeping our hearts faithful until we are all home with Him. There we will roam from golden streets to His banquet table ending many conversations with the words, “It’s so good to be home!”Comments: