1037. Appreciation…

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Home at last and exhausted, but before I call it a day, I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, hugs, and words of encouragement. My sister was so touched that there were people all over the world praying for her and her sweet husband. As of now, Dick is in the cardiac intensive care unit and holding his own. No one is allowed go in the room yet as they have to protect him from any kind of bacteria for the next 24 hours. So we have all only been able to peer at him through a glass door, but that has helped especially my sister to see that he is in fact alive and that the new heart is pumping away. The next few days will be critical in that we have to hope and pray that his body does not reject the new heart. So please keep the prayers coming our way. By now most of you know that I believe in miracles, that I am a miracle because I’ve survived a stroke that could have taken my life and wholeness, and that I believe prayer is the opening through which miracles come. So I’ve asked the Lord for a miracle and know that He has drawn near Dick even now in a room where no one is allowed to enter. I wish I could send all of you flowers for your comforting kindnesses and prayerfulness, but since I can’t I’m offering these beauties in the photo as a token of my gratitude. May the Lord bless each and every one of you now and forever. Love and hugs, Natalie

What a day…


Well, Chris was offered and took the job with Compassion International in Colorado Springs. And so soon it will just be old James and me once again. Hmmm? That sounds like a song. My brother-in-law is holding his own,  and so at day’s I’m at least finding a measure of peace in my troubled heart. Thanks so much for all the hugs and prayers. God is good!!!

Good news…

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The new heart is in and working well; they are going to watch him for about another hour to make sure there is no bleeding, and then they will close him up and take him to the CCU. So please keep those prayers a comin’!!!!

 

Prayers needed…

My brother-in-law has been dealing with congestive heart failure for years, but this last summer it worsened critically. He was told that if he didn’t have a heart transplant he would die soon, so he has been on a list waiting for a heart to become available. After months of waiting, a heart has become available and he is in surgery now. So James and I are heading to Dallas to wait with my sister while they do the surgery. Since the procedure and the hours afterward may take most, if not all, of the night and the day tomorrow, I may be out of pocket for a while. In the meantime, if you will, please pray that the surgery is successful and that his body does not reject his new heart. Love and hugs, Natalie