Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tuesday Evening Update

Lindsay is still be monitored very closely and being cared for by the amazing staff of Children's Hospital. Obviously she is in critical condition and we are having to take things moment by moment. Let me offer some specific ways for you to pray:

1. As you pray for Laura, please pray that she will be able to not dwell on the image of Lindsay collapsing in her arms. She told me earlier that she keeps rehashing that picture and beating herself up that she missed something. Pray that God will continue to sustain her as she still has not had time to even process all that has occured with her miscarriage.

2. Pray for Tanner and his adjustment to this situation. For a three year old, he has been a real trooper in being at the hospital nine days. The kids are trying to pray through how to bring some normalcy to his life at this point, and certainly they don't want him to think he is an intrusion.

3. Pray for Jon that God will give him strength. He has done so well in even sleeping in the room at nights. He hates hospitals as much as I do, so I know that this is majorly out of his comfort zone.

4. Pray for Jan, Phyllis and Warren. It is hard on grandparents!!! Pray for the Lord to sustain Jan as she is feeling emotionally spent right now but wants to be there for the kids.

Warren asked the doctors if this was a short-term set-back. The doctor said she could be looking at several days or maybe even a week on the heart and lung machine, and additional weeks in the hospital.

A number of folks have asked about financial concerns. We believe that they are going to be adequately covered, however, if Jon isn't able to work, he does not get compensated. Their church took an offering for them on the weekend which will be a big help.

Tomorrow I am planning to ask the Keswick Board if it would be possible to set up a fund so that folks can contribute through America's KESWICK. I will put the information on the blog some time tomorrow.

This morning in my Freedom Fighter blog I journaled from STREAMS IN THE DESERT on the topic of TRUST ... "The strength of our faith is in direct proportion to our level of belief that God will do exactly what HE has promised. Faith has nothing to do with feelings, impressions, outward appearances, nor the probability or improbability of an event. If we try to couple these things with faith, we are no longer resting on the Word of God, because faith is not dependent on them. Faith rests on the pure Word of God alone. And when we take Him at HIS Word, our hearts are at peace." The hymnwriter said, "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus! Just to take HIM at HIS WORD. Just to rest upon HIS promise! Just to know, 'Thus saith the Lord!'"

We don't understand! We can't trace His plan. But WHAT we can do at this point, moment by moment, is to trust HIS heart.

Your prayers and notes mean more than you will EVER know. Please keep them coming.



Lindsay went into cardiac distress this afternoon and has been taken back to Cardiac ICU. They had to open up her chest and put her own the heart and lung machine. Obviously this has been a very traumatic couple of hours for Laura, Jon, Tanner and Jan. We don't have a clue what the next steps are at this point, but we do trust in our Sovereign God who knows what is happening. I will be keeping the block updated as I have information.

Tuesday Noon

Lindsay has turned the corner. The meds are working. She is off her oxygen and she made a trip by wagon down to the main lobby to see the fish and a huge ball display! Praise the Lord. Jan will be sending me pictures later.

Thought this would be an encouragement to all of our faithful praying family and friends.