Wednesday, December 09, 2009

784 - He Still Is Enough

As I am awaken by new sights and sounds this morning I am still reminded that even though life was changed, especially my daddy's yesterday around 11am, my God has not! My Lord and Jesus can not and will not fail us.
I did not sleep well in this ICU waiting room, but for now and as long as it takes that will be fine! I am excited to go in a see dad this morning and begin to encourage him through another day. He will be even better this morning I do believe!

Ps. 121 I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;

8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.

Do I know Ps. 121 to be true - oh yes I do! I do know it to be true, but in a whole new way as of yesterday. My daddy has had a stroke or brain bleed as I am learning. This makes no sense to me as he truly is the most in shape and healthy man I know. This is not just a proud daughter speaking, this is the truth!

Dad can not move his left side and has trouble speaking clearly, but I know it could be so much worse. My brother asked him what his first car was and he answered with no trouble. I think my brother and I put him through a more strenuous test than the doctor. As far as I am concerned we can start physical therapy tomorrow. ha!

What does all this mean? I wonder myself. Mom has recently had shoulder surgery and cant help move dad for a number of weeks. This is another time I find it a privilege to not be working at a real job so that I can be of service to my family. What an honor.

I will hold tightly to these scriptures above that came to my mind first thing this morning as I was a waken by the new sights of hospital waiting room, the new smell of sterilization, and the new sounds of terrible snore(ers) and constant alarms of code red, blue, and all the colors of the rainbow that now send me into a panic!

But I do know that nothing has changed with my Lord. He is the same yesterday, today, and even tomorrow. I know He will not let my daddy stumble and is watching over his coming and going. I know that when I don't understand and cannot grasp this new path we are embarking on I can lift my eyes to the hills from where my Help comes, the maker of the heavens and earth! My help comes from the Lord and this is all I know to be true for today!! It is enough because He is!

I love you daddy, I love you Father!


Norma Bowers said...

Leigh, I will be praying for you and your precious daddy. My mother had a stroke over 13 years ago and at that point in time it was a true privilege to help with her even with little ones running around. God taught me so many wonderful things during that time but especially how He always knows what is best and only allows what has sifted through His hands into our lives. I love you and hope that things go well today!

Sheryl said...

Just want you to know I am praying for you and your sweet daddy.


Sarah Martin said...

Praying for you all friend! Thanks for the inspiration in light of your trial-thats a sure sign of Bold Faith!

ml4estsmommy said...

My family's prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord be your portion for this day!
Mary Lynn