Friends, I have been able to hold it together until today - but today I am completely overwhelmed.
As everyone gathered in the park to "Lift Up Blue" my phone sat on the table vibrating constantly. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.
Right about 2pm, Parson started to struggle in one of her respiratory "spells". Buzz. I settled in to my normal role of rooting for Parson to take one breath after the other. Buzz. The respiratory tech asked me "How do you do this at home all the time?" Buzz. The nurse called for the PA. Buzz. The doctor paged the pulmonary team. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.
Coincidence. I don't think so. Parson must've known she had a host of friends gathered for support. One Buzz after the other was a such a comfort for me to know that a prayer was being lifted for Parson Blue. God is so good. Today an earthly army dressed in blue to "Lift Up Blue". Team Parson suited up in Jasper, in Dallas, in Louisville, in Rockwall, in The Woodlands, in McKinney, in San Antonio and countless other towns. Whew. That is overwhelming.
Parson has settled down now and is happily playing in my lap. The doctors have ordered a few new tests to make sure everything is ok with new meds etc. Earlier today, I really felt like we had "turned a corner". Parson had a twinkle back in her eyes. Her grins are more frequent. And she is back to kicking her legs and playing. She must've known there was a party goin' on!
As I saw the video of the balloons floating up, I know each one of those was a prayer being lifted up. My favorite hymn is "It is Well With My Soul". The prayers and support felt today make it well with my soul. "When peace like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say - It is well, it is well with my soul."
Maybe later today I can enjoy the pictures when the happy tears are gone. Your prayers is why I can be happily at peace in the midst of Plan B. It is well with my soul. Thank you friend.
"I thank God every time I remember you" - Phil 1:3