Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Flight

If you want to be on.

The picture above is from my Mom's den. You know son #1, that I complain about losing things....btw....last night at bedtime we started the game again of lost and found....billfold it's found:) Dad wanted to join the fun and asked this morning where his belt was? Whaaaaat? Not you too! I found it among the rubble in the closet:)

Okay back to the pic above....even though son #1 likes to irritate me sometimes, he can be a sweetie pie....he and son #2 wanted to buy something for Mom (Mawmaw), and this is what he bought. I asked him why a jet...and he replied, "because Mawmaw rode on a jet from the hospital to another hospital and that's when God healed her." Be still my heart! And guess where Mawmaw placed it....yep...right on top of her mantle. It's been there since Nov. 2006 and probably will stay there from now on.

I read an excerpt from the hospital's web page about a man who received a heart transplant and is now flying his own personal aircraft again!! What obstacles he had to overcome to get his liscense. But he did it. He received his heart at the same hospital where my Mom is right now. He was at the point of death and now is flying high!! As soon as I was watching the video clip and reading his autobiography......the jet on Mawmaw's mantle came to my mind. The difference between him and my Mom is she flew that one time and she hopes it will be her last, she doesn't like to fly. But I'm praying that Mom's "flight" will be back home enjoying what she loves best: taking care of others and her grandkids.

I just got off the phone with my sis-n-law, and after a day of tests....the doc comes in and says that since Mom had 5 pregnancies, her body has built up an antibody....which will make it harder to find a donor match. If she should get worse before they found a artificial pump will be inserted to support her until one is found. We also found out today that she has a touch of pneomonia. So a few setbacks....but I'm not going to give up...although....right now I have this huge lump in my throat.

I know that what God did for Mom on the flight that son #1 rememered.....HE CAN DO AGAIN!!!

"But he was wonded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5

No matter what may come.....Jesus has overcome the world!

Pray on........



Cheryl said...

"Jesus HAS overcome the world"!!! Amen! Love those words - Praying things will go good for your Mom. Love You!

Anonymous said...

We serve an awesome God and I know he knows your Mom and her every need....I know what the Dr may say but I know what our GOD can do! I will continue praying for you and your family....I love you all!