Saturday, February 17, 2007

Answered Prayers

I am extremely blessed to have a large support network of family and friends who not only encourage me emotionally, but spiritually. The majority of these people are God-fearing individuals who know how powerful prayer is. Last Friday when I was admitted to the hospital, we immediately let our support people know what was up.

So many people were praying for me, and God saw fit to answer the prayers in wonderful ways. I had a respiratory therapist who was a big fan of the arts, so we enjoyed comparing notes on San Diego's fine arts--he wasn't a Wagner fan though, but I let that one go...hehehe. Other good things about this "tune up" as we call them, were that not only did my lung function improve dramatically in only a matter of days, but I didn't have any problems with the nurses (sometimes I get nurses who are ignorant of CF patients' unique needs), my mood stayed chipper, my doc got me on the right combination of meds, and, my weight didn't drop! So many incredible blessings, all of which I believe were God's way of reminding me that I'm never out of his reach.

God is good ALL the time. I came across a wonderful quote in a sermon from 1608 that has helped me put trials and trouble into perspective. I can't quote it verbatim, but the main point was that "if life is easy, than it's probably too easy to be the right path to heaven." It helps me understand better what it is to rejoice in suffering.

The trail is always upward to heaven. That means it isn't easy but hard. And some believe that when you are closest to heaven the road is the steepest. Glad you are out. Get better quick, eat lots of double cheese burgers to keep the weight.
I am so glad to hear you are doing better. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Sometimes living as Divine Children of God is the most difficult thing.
Love and Light,
Dear Lauren,
I'm glad to hear you're doing better. Our path is not always easy, but He goes before us, preparing the way. I pray for all those in the hospital who care for you that they will see Him in your life.
hey lauren. just stopping by to see how you're doing. glad to hear you are out of the hospital! God bless you now and always.

your sister in Christ,
leah ♥
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