Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hope

Psalm 71:14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

This photo was taken a week or so ago here at home. I've always loved rainbows, the quintessential symbol of hope. I get excited every time I see one. I run and tell the family, "Come outside and see the rainbow!" I don't know how we'd have made it through those anxious days and endless sleepless nights in ICU during February and March without hope. And it is hope that sustains us still. Hope that Eric will soon get the trach out, hope that his physical ability will continue to improve, that he'll not always have shortness of breath with exertion, that he won't always need oxygen. And when we really let ourselves get hopeful, we hope that someday he'll be able to play his trumpet, that he'll run and play with his brother and friends. We hope that someday, years from now, this whole ordeal will be but a blip on the radar screen of his life.

Post-Pt Sonic snack . . . country fried steak toaster and a mango cool breeze.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

All of those hopes are my hopes also. i want to see him do all of the things he loves. i want you to not have to worry. And i believe all those things will happen with prayer and time and trust in God.
... m

Chad, Katie and Chloe said...

Hi guys! Just wanted to let you know that Chloe and I pray for you every night before bed and Chloe is expecting something from you... :0) Tonight, after we said "amen" she said "eric's getting better. Now he can come to my house!". So there you have it, Chloe is hoping to re-meet you at some point in the future.
Love to you all!
Katie and Chloe (and the boys too)

Angie said...

Dear Katie and Chloe, Thanks so much for your prayers. I can't wait until we can return to Pgh and see you and your family! We miss you and everyone at Hiland.

Anonymous said...

"Faith is the substance of things HOPED for the evidence of things not seen". Hope helps faith bring the things we are praying for. Thank God for His faithfulness. He will never leave us nor forsake us. Isn't it wonderful to be a christian?
Have a blessed day!

Paula said...

Still thinking and praying for you and your family. What a beautiful rainbow.