Yesterday we witnessed a miracle in my daddy as he exhibited a dramatic improvement from his condition on Sunday. Thank you so very very much for all of those who participated in the fast and who kept him and our family in their thoughts and prayers. Your continued prayers are very needed as this may be a long road ahead. My mother is carrying such heavy burdens and my heart aches for her. We still have not received the results of the ominous tests, but we hope to receive word soon.
I was able to spend most of the day at the hospital with my daddy and most of my immediate family. It was a comforting feeling being able to be there together. We felt of your strength, faith, and love. We know that 100s if not 1000s of people participated in the fast, and that is simply a tender mercy of our Heavenly Father. It is truly a manifestation of the goodness of mankind, God's children. To turn your hearts, thoughts, and actions toward someone else and their well-being is such a testimony of man's inner desire to be good, to do good, and to be surrounded by goodness.
This morning in our family devotional we sang the hymn, "Did you think to pray?" We felt the truthfulness of the words "prayer can change the night to day" and the reminder "So when life gets dark and dreary, don't forget to pray" I am thankful for the comfort we receive in song. For me, music draws the comforting arms of my Savior closer. My dear friend shared song with me that helped her during some scary times, and I'd love to share it with you.
When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking, I never leave your hands
Your hands that shape the world
Are holding me
They hold me still.
I ask for your continued prayers for my sweet Daddy, for my loving mother, for strength and optimism for me, for Felicity who feels my tension and has been so cranky, for my little sister on her mission in France, for all of my family, for the doctors. Thank you!