Saturday, June 12, 2010

It could be worse

My life can be difficult and sometimes I wish I could crawl in a little hole and sleep.  But the fact is there are many more things that could be going on that are much worse.  On May 15, 2010, my friends Steven, Sherry, Emma (9) and Eiley (2) were in a horrific car accident that claimed the life of Emma and left Sherry severely injured.  Sherry was in ICU on a ventilator.  The word 2 Sunday's ago was that Sherry may have to have a tracheotomy.  My heart sank, "No God, she can't have this, she needs to get off of that thing completely!" I prayed right then, asking the Lord to heal her lungs and reduce the swelling in her throat.  He heard and He did!  That night the tube was removed! I was so excited.  A whirlwind of events happened and Sherry is now in Houston at one of the top rehab facilities in the US.  She is doing better then she was a month ago, but she has a long road ahead.  Her mind is still not connecting all of the dots.  (that is the best way to describe it).  It is like she knows it all but somehow it is getting jumbled up when it tries to come out.  My prayer for her is that God would reconnect those links that are loose.  That He will knit her mind and her body back to the way it was.  That she will come out of this horrific ordeal unscathed.  Sure she will be changed but it will be for His glory and nothing else!  God is good.  I know He is.  There have already been so many answered prayers for Sherry and the Key family.  If you read my blog and didn't know about this family please join me in praying for them.  They are so precious to us and we can't wait to have them back.  Emma will never be able to join us again but I know that she is in heaven with Jesus and we will see her again soon enough!  This is a little excerpt from an update from Steven about Emma:

"She was so bold and fearless in her testimony and her faith.
Her life touched so many people and the fact that she 
did so much in so little time as a Christian is a 
testament to His handiwork. I am truly honored that 
the Lord allowed me to be a part of her life for nearly nine years. 
I sure do miss her though."

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