Friday, November 30, 2012

it's been all glory today

thursday is homecoming, like, as in this upcoming week - and we are turning inside out!

the best part about the news was the interaction i had with my sweet first-born.  because she and i are the ones directly living with ken i guess we shared something throughout all of this that was unique to only the two of us.  so that made the celebration with her all the sweeter.

i was on the phone with ken and then he shared the news with the girls himself.  she was shocked and overjoyed at the same time.   "the sad is over!" she breathed.

a mix of relief and disbelief flooding her face at the same time.   we all prayed together over the phone, thanking the Giver of this gift.  she goes first, with both a joy & sincerity i don't think i could describe, it's her heart all unloading:   "oh, dear jesus, thank you.  thank you thank you thank you.  you've made daddy better, and i just thank you so much.  amen."

...we're in the driveway now.  not yet out of our seatbelts.  i turn around to her.  "can you believe it?" "no" she sighs, hands over her mouth.  i'm out of the car.  unbuckle her happy heart.    i hold her for only the few seconds she'll allow.  it's all she can take before wanting to skip off.  she is lighter that moment, more free.

she tends to the barbie jeep for a moment, i take out bags of groceries, return for more, but before i can be distracted by the temporary, i catch a glimpse of the eternal.

there she is.  on the driveway, on her knees, hands folded head bowed.   i sit down next to her.  wait until she looks at me.  "can I pray with you?"  i ask as if she needs my help to talk to her Father.

nope, i'm all done!  

and off she went.  that portion of our asphalt driveway will never look the same again.

you've prayed us to this point - thank you for fighting with us.  we're so grateful.  


  1. I am overwhelemed by the love, grace and mercy Jesus has lavished on our family these past months. I love Jesus Christ and thank Him for all He has provided.
    Love to my precious daughter and grandbabies.

  2. "For all of God's promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding "Yes!" And through Christ, our "Amen" ascends to God for his glory."
    - 2 Cor 1:20

    my heart is full with knowing how our God has chosen to end this part of your story. looking forward to even more. xoxo

  3. what a beautiful picture of a little girl whose mommy and daddy have done an amazing job pointing her to jesus all the years of her little life so far. rejoicing in the Lord for ken's miraculous healing and for the work He has done in c's heart.

  4. Lindsay, I just became aware of the accident and your blog yesterday. I was touched and amazed to read of your honesty and faith through this process. I love the woman you have become, in Christ, after I only knew you as a child. It sounds like you have become an amazing woman of God, like your mom! Thank you for sharing this journey. You write in a beautiful way, always pointing to Christ. I would encourage you to keep writing your blog, even after Ken is home and recovered. My sister writes one from Japan that continually blesses me, and another friend with 4 kids writes one so that she keeps looking at Jesus in the midst of the chaos of her days (
    Anyway, the Lord hs laid you on my heart, so I will be joining the ranks of prayer-ers. I rejoice with you at Ken's homecoming, but know there is still much to ask the Lord for. Blessings on all your family.

    Beth Plumb White