Friday, April 23, 2010

Realities and Blessings: Held

I'm joining Maegan over at Life Set to Words this Friday for Realities and Blessings because I've just seen so many blessings in what has been a week chalked full of difficult realities.

Reality: My dad is still in critical care in the ICU after surgery to remove his terribly infected (gangrene) colon. His liver and kidneys are not functioning and he's undergone a round of dialysis that delivered no measurable results. Our hearts have swelled and sank more times than I can count after hearing differing reports from different doctors. We are exhausted, emotionally and physically.

Blessing: I've been overwhelmed by the love, support and prayers offered by friends, family and acquaintances. People I've never had the pleasure of greeting in real life have flooded Heaven with prayers on my dad's behalf. God has shown Himself to me in powerful ways. Though I'm feeling so helpless and sometimes so weary, I also feel so helped and so held.

Thanks for lifting me up to Him so He could show me how being held feels.


  1. "This is what it means to be held
    How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
    And you survive
    This is what it is to be loved and to know
    That the promise was when everything fell
    We'd be held."
    (Natalie Grant, "Held")

    Praying for rest, comfort, strength and healing, dear friend...

  2. my heart is breaking for you and your family. My own father landed in the ICU this same time, two years ago, when I was very pregnant with vince. I spent alot of days and sleepless nights by his side. I am grateful and thankful that he made a full recovery and is okay today. I can only hope and pray the same recovery for your father.

    You are held not only by Him, but by those around you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you during this trying time...

  3. Oh Hyacynth! Please add me to the list of those praying whom you haven't yet met in real life. I cannot imagine what you and your family must be going through but I know how strong your faith is in Him and I know it will carry you through the hours, days and weeks ahead. Healing thoughts sent your way, Jenn xoxo

  4. Hang in their girl. I am still praying.


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