Friday, April 15, 2011

Filled with gratitude

I am writing this at Duke Hospital, where I am so grateful to be sitting with my precious husband. His heart surgery is now 72 hours in the past. The hard work of healing has begun.

It's been a really hard week. But Jack's a champion patient. He's willing to work hard in order to be back to normal life as soon as possible. If all goes well, he may get to go home within the next two to three days.


As I reflect upon the past few days, I am flooded with a huge range of emotions. There's no doubt that it's hard to have a loved one in need of surgery, and I won't pretend that this has been an easy road. Yet I am so grateful for the ways God has provided for us--more ways than I can count. Your prayers for us have been answered, and I am so thankful.

18 comments:

melody-mae said...

such wonderful news! Healing hugs to your husband!

Linda said...

I am continuing to pray for Jack and for his recovery. And also for you Richella!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Janet said...

Hey Richella! Your thankfulness to Jesus is just so inspiring! He is GOOD and give GOOD things to those that are His! I lift praises for that! :)

www.iheartmygluegun.com

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Three years ago I was very, very sick. I spent 12 days in the hospital and had a very serious surgery. I can relate to this post in more ways than you can imagine. I am praying that the road to recovery is smooth for all of you.

Praising God for His goodness!

Blondie's Journal said...

I must have missed a post, Richella. I am so sorry yet uplifted that your husband has pulled through so well. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

XO,
Jane

Cat said...

So glad he continues to do well and praying for you and your hubby now! blessings, cat (www.constantinchaos.blogspot.com)

b & b hotels india said...

this is a wonderful news! Healing hugs to your husband............

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! What wonderful news about your husband's continued progress.

Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Richella,

The little I know about you tells me that your faith through this journey has encouraged many, probably without you even knowing it. I'm so thankful for this season of healing and for your beautiful countenance through it all. That is gift back to God.

:)

Leasa said...

God is so faithful!! So glad to hear everything went well. I am in agreement with you for a speedy recovery and will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.

HeathahLee said...

Praying you are able to rest as you take care of him. You are as precious to him as he is to you!

Rebekah said...

Praise he Lord! We serve a good GOD! Keep hanging in there, and know that I will continue to pray for you.

Hugs,

Rebekah

Erin said...

I'm so glad you posted this most recent and good news. God continues to bless Jack, you and your family. He has heard our prayers, for which we are most grateful. Please let us know how he progresses. Holy Week would be a beautiful week to come home...

Peace,

Erin

Misti Yates said...

Richella,

Praising God with you for the progress that has already taken place in your husband! Rejoicing for the healing that, I have no doubt, will continue to permeate his body!

May the exponential healing of the Lord bring beauty to every area of your life and through each step of your journey.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jack and your boys...

BARBIE said...

Rejoicing in this good news. Will continue to pray!

Paula said...

What great news that your husband is a few days from coming home. I hope that his recovery will fast.

Dawn said...

look at those bird of paradise smiling :) and you, too... though you are weary. step by step, day by day. love you!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Richella, sorry to hear that your husband had to have surgery, but so glad he did well. Hope you have a wonderful week and Easter.

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