We headed to the activity room after the news was delivered. This is Emily's favorite room because there are lots of creative things to do. She painted and worked on more Fuse Beads. During one of our activity room visits we had guests! The Greenbriar Church Staff (minus Mike who was feeling sick but plus Jaye because it is summer and she's out of school and she is such a great friend!). They came bearing a HUGE bag of goodies. Johnny provided some laughter as he made his own Fuse Bead penguin for his son, Baby Judah. I'm sure no one has trouble believing that he had the room laughing the whole time! After their visit, Melissa Bullard, one of Emily's small group leaders, came by to see Emily. We are so blessed to have family and friends who care so much. We are so thankful for each one.
At some point this afternoon we discovered that Emily might not be as, ummm, "prepared" for her procedures tomorrow so the doctor decided to add 4 more rounds of Mirilax. So far, the results haven't been as bad as I expected. After a shower and a new hospital gown Emily literally fell into the bed and sacked out!
As I sat here looking at her sleeping tonight, the perfect sovereignty of God floods my mind and how we can be at perfect peace when we surrender our worries and fears to Him. Honestly, I'm good at that....until it comes to those I love the most in the whole world. Then, I have to fight for it! Fight for the mind set on Jesus Christ...Fight for the demolishing of negative thoughts...Fight for the peace that comes with total surrender to our God. I found a verse that reminds me of the rest Emily is experiencing right this moment:
"In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8
You alone. No doctor. No test. No medicine. No prognosis. Jesus alone brings peace! As we face tomorrow and whatever lies around the corner, I'm taking this peace with me!
Things I am looking forward to tomorrow? 1) Hugging the stuffin' out of HG! I have missed her so much. 2) Watching my baby girl finally get to put something solid in her belly after 4 days of a liquid-only diet (hopefully) 3)The possibility of coming home.
Now, with Em sound asleep and me having a few quiet moments, I'm going to get in the Word and then go to bed!