It's been a long, emotional day. My heart continues to be burdened for Ryan and his family. It has been for a long time, but it gets worse as the positive news seems less and less. I know that God is a God of miracles, and when I was back home in the States and things were also very bad, God did work a miracle then in bringing Ryan into better health. He can do the same again, and I am constantly asking him to do that.
I am incredibly grateful for my mother and my mother in-law who are both such Godly women. They allow me to be real with them, to show my ugly side when I'm struggling. They allow me to be super excited over stupid things with them and not make me feel stupid. They both are prayer warriors, and they do offer such Godly counsel.
I was especially touched that Kevin's mom put Ryan on their prayer list at their church in Erie, PA. I know my grandparents have done the same at their church in Ohio, and for any believers out there who might read my blog and pray even though you don't know them, we say thank you.
I have said this time and time again, but I have no idea how people get through difficult times when they are separate from Christ. That doesn't mean that we suddenly are super human and don't feel pain or anger or whatever, but it does mean that we ultimately know that God is in control and will work this out to see all glory given to him. We might not see or know it at this point in time, but we do have faith.
So Kristin, you guys are constantly being uplifted in prayer by people all over. Words cannot express what I want to say, and so I continue to pray because our Heavenly Father understands my lack of words. :)
And Mom Y, I didn't say those nice things just to earn brownie points or anything. I have enough of those stored up already... JUST KIDDING! But honestly, it's the way I feel. I love you! Thanks for everything.