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.