Wednesday, November 4, 2015
My niece, the one who received the heart transplant, had an exceptionally rough day. She was airlifted to a hospital in Nashville, and is even now in the ICU. However, if her mother (my sister) can be grateful despite those circumstances, I can be, too.
The four things I am thankful for today:
1. The tens of *thousands* of people praying for sweet Gracey. It is humbling and awe-striking to see the family of God come together in such a mighty way. If I had a *penny* for each person who was praying for her today I would be wealthy in terms of monetary gain. In terms of spiritual wealth, though, I am overflowing.
2. The wonder that is Facebook. It gets a bad rep, but to get the word out to pray to all those people, it was a gift from God. Instantly, Gracey's page was flooded with words of encouragement and promises to pray.
3. That Gracey is here. This time last year we truly did not know if she would be here for her first birthday. She is a fighter, and she is truly a testimony of the healing powers of God and prayer.
4. The wonder of organ donation. It doesn't make sense, that loss should equal gain, but in the terms of organ donation, it does. The precious family that lost a sweet little one truly gave the most valuable gift that they could in the time of their worst sorrow. I will never stop being grateful for that sacrifice, because without it our sweet Gracey would never have been able to reach this point.
Please, keep her in your prayers. Her short life has been full of more difficulties than several adults combined, and her sweet family is so very weary. Questions are many and answers are few and that is the very best place for prayers. Thank you.