Ps 59:16, 17 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.
Psalm 59:9, 10 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense. The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
A friend of mine sent me these verses that ministered to my soul. Thank you. So many people have been so kind: cards, e-mails, phone calls, meals, kind words, prayers and so much love.
Thanks to the community for rescuing all of us at the accident site, and loving my children when I was not around. The fire chief of New Concord, Brent Gates, and all his crew are heroes in our eyes. He took care of each of them as if they were his own. The three teens who were the first at the scene gathered my children around them until help arrived. Tom, who held Autumn’s hand until Daddy arrived, and all the other people who assisted… thank you.
Thursday we went to the orthopedic institute to have the surgeon unwrap the bandages around her hand to look how the surgery took. Many feelings were coursing through my heart as they worked to remove the bandages. My husband was very quiet. Autumn was her normal chatty self. Looking at her hand, as they unwrapped it for the first time, I saw the reality of the accident. Honestly, my heart was broken because my one moment of distraction caused her life to be changed forever. On the other hand, the Lord’s providence worked hand in hand with man’s actions. The Lord has now given her a different hand to be used for His will.
As my eyes swelled with tears for her, she reached over and patted me on the back, comforting me. I should be comforting her, but she said, “Mom, it’s okay. I can move it and I still have my thumb and I still have my life!”
The surgery looked like it took well. There are still some open wounds that need to heal. My job is to soak it every evening in Peroxide and water and rewrap it. Please pray for complete healing and no infection.
I was having pain in my side that steadily increased. By the time we left Columbus, I was in a lot of pain: moving, talking, and laughing. On the way home, I was able to get in to see my Doctor in Zanesville. Now, I can add another “owy” to my aches and pain. When I tumbled in the van, I broke some ribs. Very painful!!
My brothers: Ben and Dayna and their two children and Paul and Jill and their three children came in last night to give us a helping hand. My house is now clean and organized, even down to my kitchen drawers.
After all the children were in bed, what a blessing to talk of the things of the Lord and pray together. Our comfort truly is in our Wonderful Savior who wants so much more for us than were could ever plan for ourselves.
Please pray for Zoe, my little niece who is fighting for her life right now in surgery. www.treasureinafield.com. What an amazing God we serve!
Can 19 people live in one small house and use one bathroom? Yes, very entertaining!
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.