Kindred Spirits

Friday, May 6, 2011

Praises and Prayers from Joy

As I wiped the tears from my eyes tonight and hung up the phone, it hit me I wasn't quite sure why I was crying. Anyone else had that kind of week? It has been an emotional week to say the least, but one that ended with Joy sounding really good on the phone tonight. Among her many praises were sleeping all night, nausea and pain under control, walking further each day, getting stronger and of course the visits and prayers of loved ones.

Among specific prayer requests were healing of the incision, physical strength and the return of her body's natural own rhythmn. Because she is still not able to tolerate solid food, it has extended her stay at the hospital until Monday. At least this way she is guaranteed being waited on hand and foot on Mother's Day.

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Luvs and Hugs to all for Joy "Faith"
Diane "Hope"


Joyful said...

Oh sweet friend it was so precious to connect with you tonight over the phone. So thankful that you aren't completely unreachable, and I really do hope we are eyeball to eyeball soon. If I had my way, you'd be sitting here right now, but trusting in God's sovereign plan.

Today for the most part was long and tiring, but I rallied when my sister's appeared. Sharon even rubbed my feet and legs with lotion. That felt soooo good. Japh was there to offer a word of encouragement and add comic relief.

Well, just received my bedtime meds and injection so need to go bed. I keep nodding with the iPod in my hand. :)

Love to you all and keep praying. God isn't finished yet.
Excuse errors. Writing this on iPod

Lori Prince said...

Well sweet Joy ~ keeping you at the hospital till Monday brought a sigh, but immediately, I smiled thinking, “no, this is God’s sovereign plan.” This is ONE way to keep you resting! Plus, you will have lots of watchful eyes making sure everything is going according to plan. God is keeping you under His wing! Hugs!

Heather - On the Road... said...

Joy - I have been keeping up with all that has been going on and you are in my thoughts and prayers daily! So grateful to see how God has His hand on you in all of this.

Love you so much,

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Joy and Diane and families...although I have not been able to be on the computer much, you have not been far from my thoughts and prayers. I rejoice in the progress that Joy is making and I know that our Jesus will be with her every step of the way. Love you, my friend.

Glynnis Whitwer said...

I'm praying for eyes to see what God is doing in the supernatural. As you face this battle, may God let you see his spiritual warriors already working on your behalf. Rest knowing you are in good hands.

Joyful said...

As she gently rubbed the warm facecloth over my back she began to sing. "There is power in the blood of Jesus.". Although I was unfamiliar with this particular chorus, I certainly embraced it's truth. Moments later this precious nurse and I were praising Him together.

She has only been nursing since October of last year, but she us a gem. After bathing me and bringing me back to bed, she pulled the curtain around my side of the room and we had Bible study right there and then as she changed the dressing on my incision.

Sweet Jennifer shared with me about a message her Pastor had just given last night. It was about how a lion paralyzes it's prey by roaring. We shared how our enemy, Satan, desires to paralyze us with a mighty roar so that we won't trust Him in troubled times. We shared areas in our life where the enemy is "roaring".

Jennifer is a blessing. She is working 12 hours today and tomorrow. I am so blessed. She told me that her mom also goes to MBC every summer, the Christian conference center where we spend our summers. Incredible.

Friends, this is short as I am sooooo tired, but I just had to share. God is blessing me abundantly. In tears over His goodness again today.

Love you all.

Shine! said...

Praising God with overflowing joy!!! - and overflowing strawberry jello setting in the fridge! (Poor Joy - they keep bringing her cherry! Don't they know she doesn't like cherry!!!) Today is a day of looking forward and not back!! Today we lift afresh our praise song and sing with Steve Green, "In brokenness .... You shine!!!" Hugs, love, and more hugs, your baby sis who's can't wait to see you!!!!!, love Japhia

Shine! said...

And almost forgot - Not only is nurse Jennifer a Christian - which is SO WOW!!!!! - She is a twin!!!! When God picks them, He doesn't miss a single detail!!!! Love, Japh