Relentless Support

Hello! What a day, friends!

I have to start out this post by saying how much I appreciate, value and feel all of your support. I know that I have a team of people – friends, family, acquaintances – that are rallying on my behalf. I can’t begin to tell you how that feels or how much that means to me.
It boggles the mind to think that the day I found out about my heart surgery I wanted to keep the news under wraps. I didn’t want it to be made in to a BIG DEAL and I didn’t want it to CONSUME. I guess the Lord had a different plan, didn’t He?
This has been a journey. A journey – that while still in it – I’m not sure I would voluntarily do over. Every day – hour – minute has it’s ups and downs. Sometimes way up and sometimes waaaay down. The highlights of each day vary – but I can say that every day the support and encouragement of so many of you – near and far – never changes. Thank you from the bottom of my oversized, squished heart. =)
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I’m hoping an answer. I talked to the U of M today and all of my paperwork is at the senior leadership. I really don’t know what that means – but that is hopefully a good thing since my case hasn’t been that far before. The lady that I talked to was VERY encouraging and reassuring that this was good news (and that they are taking their time in the decision.) This was the best conversation I have had thus far since beginning this process. I asked her to give me a call before she left the office – just to give my mind some peace for the evening. She was true to her word and I just got off of the phone with her. She said after I called her earlier she sent an email to senior leadership encouraging them to make a decision.
Also, plan B now has a doctor and hospital – though I’m not totally comfortable yet. I do not know anything about this surgeon (how much – if any – experience he has with Marfan’s, surgery plan, etc). Will continue to pursue this option IF the U of M says no.
I end today hopeful of tomorrow and reassured in God’s faithfulness and provision. He is good, sovereign and loving. Love you all. Thanks so much for ALL you are doing…
I found this poem in high school and had it printed on my graduation announcement – it’s even more true today:
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve;
I was made weak, that I might learn to humbly obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
I was give poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need for God.

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am, among all, most richly blessed.
~Anonymous
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7 thoughts on “Relentless Support

  1. Hey Joeybelle! Take heart, He has already overcome the world! I know it will all be OK, and I write your name down on two different prayer lists every week. Your spiritual demeanor is one that I know God is proud of….you are His daughter, and He loves you best. I love that poem, and if you don’t mind I might snitch it one of these days for my own blog. 🙂

    Peace & Love,
    Auntie Kim

  2. Read your bio description –
    joeybelle
    I am… A lover of God. A survivor, a fighter. Passionate about many things, passive about few. A friend of Jesus. A sister. 29 1/2. A loyal friend. A daughter, granddaughter. A niece. An aunt! Talkative. Loving, Caring. A Graphic Designer. A Child of God! Educated on what I believe in. Assertive. Sarcastic & silly. Independent. Stubborn?

    God knows everything about you…he knows just what you need!
    Praying for an answer!
    Liz

  3. Love you so much, Geo! So glad for the good news and can’t wait for more! I miss you. May God continue to be at work and continue to work all of this together for His good…..and for yours, too. 🙂

  4. Love you friend!! The poem is so true to me too. Keep on pushing on while giving up to God at the same time. He’s got you!

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