Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Many Prayer Requests

I can't believe tomorrow Naomi will be two weeks old. It just blows my mind how fast time has gone by. I realize I have not been online very much because we have had the new baby along with having my parents here helping us out. I thought I would get online a little bit today as I have a little quiet time right now. The main reason I get online today is to ask for prayer for many things...

I ask for continued prayer with the recovery process of child labor and delivery. You would think after two weeks I would feel better but this has been a slow recovery for me and I must admit that I am in some pain still. This is frustrating for me because I am used to doing more around the house to help and I have had to learn to just let others help me out while I just rest.

As I learn to rest and try to take it easy, I have become overwhelmed with other things that go on. Yesterday we received a phone call that Alex's disabled brother went to be with the Lord the evening before but they resuscitated him and he was now on a respirator and we had to wait to find out how much more brain damage had occurred. We learned this morning that he survived the night despite having several seizures throughout the evening. Today we think they are going to try to take him off the respirator and see how he does and if he can breathe on his own then they will leave him off and wait to see how everything plays out. If he doesn't do well on his own they will put him back on the respirator until the family gets there and then they will just let him go so he can be with the Lord. Needless to say that this is a very sad ordeal for my husband and as I try to comfort him we are trying to figure out the details as far as him traveling back home.

My parents leave Maine tomorrow morning and start heading back to Texas so we ask for safe travels for them. Alex's parents were on their way to visit us when we got the news so I think they will be here tomorrow and will be turning around shortly to head back home but they really wanted to see Naomi. So we ask for continued safe travels for them. Alex's command has been very generous and has offered much support as we figure out what is going to happen within the next week or so and I couldn't ask for more.

I hope everyone of you are having a wonderful day but I must go now and take a nap because I am so exhausted. Please keep us in your prayers.

In Christ,



leah said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Alex's brother. That sounds so overwhelmingly difficult and emotionally draining. I will pray for him & the whole family as they go through this. I am glad things are going well with Naomi & I'm sad to hear that you are still in pain, but thing will heal. I'll pray for that too. Sounds like you've enjoyed your family - I know they love you guys so much and were glad to see you.

Will & Abby's Life said...

Praying for y'all!