Friday, 04 May 2012
Mom updated her facebook the other day to let everyone know that Harlie, in good news, was finally beginning to sit up on her own! Thank the Lord for that. However, she also let us in on the fact that a few days ago, she had started vomiting again 3-4 times a day. :( Please, people, keep this in prayer... For my baby sister's recovery. Thank you each SO much! Mom only asked for prayers that there'd be not set backs & they could still go home on time. I'm going to stretch out that plea a little bit and also ask for people to pray for my parents, as they are preparing to care for her on their own, with no one around to really help (but God alone), and that He would heal her up, sooner rather than later.
When she gets to come home, it won't all be over then. It will still take about 3 years for her to get the important transplant she needs. Until then, she'll be living off of TPN IV feedings, and things along those lines. So, pray, please! Ask God to bless my family, regardless to whether or not they deserve the blessing. Ask Him to heal whatever in Harlie is causing her to vomit. Vomiting isn't good for ANYONE. Much less 3-4 times a day, even when you have no food to vomit up. If it has something to do with the strokes, and the nerves, ask for God to heal them. He can. I believe it, even if your faith falters. :) So, pray for my sake! haha :) Ask God to heal her, to help her to become good as new, as good as she can, all things considered. Ask him to heal her so she won't continue to vomit. To fix whatever issue is involved. Things were FINALLY beginning to look up.. Don't let this knock us flat, Lord. Heal her. Reveal to the doctors and therapists what the real issue is, and help them to address it. Or, if you'd prefer, handle the healing all on your own. You're a God who can bring the dead back to life. I believe you can heal her, Lord. Please... Bless my family by restoring my sister. I plead for everyone involved. My poor baby sister can't understand all that's happening to her. Help to keep her spirits up. Heal her, Lord! Please!!
Everyone, please join me in this prayer... Or with a prayer of your own. Lift her up with me, please. Thank you!
I come before you today... Making my prayer life public for a brief moment, because I want to help people know the specifics that need attention. And what better way that from sharing from the heart? And what better way to pray than straight from the heart? The heart has no cunning like the mind. No tricks, etc. It simply feels. And Lord, this is what I'm feeling... A lack of understanding. A wanting to ask "Why, Lord?" because I don't understand what you're doing here. I may not ever know. I don't need to, though, is the truth. I just want to see your powerful hand come down and gently heal my wounded family.
Lord, I know that this has got to be difficult for my parents. With my mom being out of work, they only have my dad's income. And my dad is proving to be a real dad. Putting family first, his job has taken a back seat. I don't believe he's been to work since Harlie entered the hospital.. And that was over 3 months ago today. Lord, I ask for you to give him a calm peace and assurance that you will take care of him and his family. That he simply needs to let go and trust you, and not waste a single minute on worry. Allow him the peace and patience that only you can grant a man. Be with him as he is making decisions, and firmly tell him what he is to do. He's not 65 yet, so he doesn't want to retire just yet because that will mean a cut into the health benefits that my family so desperately needs now. However, he doesn't want to leave my mom alone to fend with Harlie through this long recovery process. I'd be torn, so I can imagine he is too. That is one thing I genuinely know about my Dad, Lord... That he loves us unconditional, and would give anything for us. Lord, help him know what he is supposed to do. And be with my mother, too. Lord, I ask for you to hug her, and let her feel your peace, patience, and gentleness. Help her find friends who can help her through these next several years. Use her a blessing to others, and allow others to bless her. Lord, I thank you so much for all the little provisions you have given my family up to this point. Please, keep them coming. Be with Harlie, Lord, and help her to keep her spirit alive, to fight to go home. Never let her loose her happy attitude and demeanor, Lord. Bless her and my family. Bless those whom have sought to bless my family. I thank each and everyone whom has helped in one way or another, no matter how great or small the help was. Thank you for blessing their lives with all the caring people you have so far, Lord!
God, I ask for a miracle. They say she is beginning to throw up again. Lord, who could know the human body better than you, the Creator of every single cell? They one whom put it all in place and gave each part it's purpose. Lord, I ask for you to heal Harlie. For you to, please, fix whatever is wrong. Help her to stop vomiting for good. Whatever the problem is, help them to identify it and fix it. Help her to get better, and provide a transplant in time. Lord, if it were a part I could transplant from myself for her, you know I would. However, I can't. But Lord, you can. Please, heavenly Father... I'm begging for a miracle. Boggle minds, if you have to! Just heal her, Lord, please.
Help me and my family be strong for each other, but weak when we need to be. Help us to know that we have each other, no matter what. Help us to be there for each other, and protect each individual person.
And lastly, Lord, I have made my will known before you. God, I ask for her special healing. Would you please? But, at last... Not my will, but your's be done. Grant us the serenity to understand that, and to always hope for the best. Lord, I know your will is often different from our own... But God, I ask that in this case, they would be the same. That you would bring about Harlie's healing. Please, sweet Jesus! I beg you. Let me know how I can be of service. Help my mom & dad through this, and make Harlie stronger. Don't let her succumb.
In Jesus' Sweet Name,