Do you remember me talking about my friend Mary? She was at home and tripped over one of her little dogs and hit her forehead on a table. She complained for a bit and then told her husband that she was going to Nordstrom (naturally…) to do some shopping. He tried to persuade her to stay home but she was determined to go anyway.
Mary went to the store and then collapsed. The paramedics came and took her to the hospital where she immediately had brain surgery. This was over a month ago and she is finally out of ICU and into a room. Yesterday my friend, Glenda, and I went to visit her.
This was so very distressing for me….she cannot move, with the exception of her right arm…and that is very slowly. I believe that she knew who we were but she cannot speak. We talked to her and I wiped her forehead and face because she was in a deep sweat….and the room was hot. Glenda had her iPod and we let her listen to music and she began to cry.
This was heart-wrenching because I did not know how to help her. I believe the music was something she needed to hear and she was moved by the hymns that we played for her. We stayed for over an hour and when it was time to go, I asked her if I could pray with her. There was the slightest nod of her head and so I prayed.
I didn’t think that I could handle my emotions, but God gave me the strength to speak on her behalf. When I finished praying, I almost burst out in tears….she mouthed, “Amen”.
I was so stressed over the situation, that I went home and got sick. I wish I were stronger but sometimes my emotions decide which way my health is going to go for the day. Soo….it went south. Today I’m dealing with a headache, which is nothing compared to what Mary is enduring….
But, my friends, I believe in prayer. I believe that God can heal Mary and I am asking for some prayer warriors to stand with myself, Glenda and my friend, Mary and lift her up. God is so good and gracious and I am just asking for prayers for strength, peace and healing.
Thank you…..from the bottom of my heart. I will keep you posted on her health…