Wednesday, March 07, 2012

In His Care

“God’s hand that holds the ocean’s depth can hold my small affairs. His hand, which guides the universe, can carry all my cares.” ~Amish Proverb~
There will always be challenges in life, always an obstacle to overcome but God, in His unending love is there to hold us.   
The 2nd of April will be the day of Mei-Lings surgery.  She will be hospitalized three days prior to the surgery so they can prep her.  The Doctor told my daughter that the surgery itself will be a minimum of 8 hours and that she will spend a couple days in ICU then 5 days in a regular room.  Two weeks later, she will need to have another surgical procedure to remove all the tubing.   They will be creating a bladder for her from her intestines which is a big job.   This sweet and compassionate child of 4, will need to spend a total of 4 weeks in bed.
My heart aches to think of the difficulties she will be facing in the weeks to come.  We are all hoping she will be ready to celebrate her birthday at the end of April with no pain.
I know God will watch over this precious child.  I know she will be in His care the entire time, yet, this grandmothers heart aches to think of Mei having to suffer for one single second.
We are all working hard to think of ways to entertain her while she is recovering.  I have made some pretty pillowcases, and little hospital gowns for her and her doll.  We are stocking up on quiet time activities too.  Books to be read, etc.  Prayers will be appreciated in the coming weeks too. 
We are thankful to know,  that as Psalm 91:4 says.... He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; 

6 comments:

Kathy in Illinois said...

I will surely be praying for your precious grandaughter.
God bless, Kathy in Illinios

Roses around the door... said...

I will hold you all in my prayers.
jackie x

aimee said...

That is a beautiful proverb Patty--thank you for sharing it. I will be praying for little Mei-Ling (put it in my cell phone so I won't forget).
Blessings,
Aimee

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

I'm praying for Mei-Ling....She is a lucky little girl to be surrounded by so much love and caring!

cheryl said...

Prayers will be sent your way and also for you and your family .

Kathy said...

Prayers and thoughts are wil Mei-Ling and all of you.

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