Monday, July 7, 2008

Its late and I am exhausted.... I think I decided that its harder being a mom than it is being a nurse. Sitting in the hospital with Eden and watching what she has to go through is much harder than any 13 hour shift I ever endured here. She is such a brave little girl and I couldn't be more proud to be her mother. She has taught me so much and I know that the Lord is going to continue to use her in my life to teach me so many things. I have been sitting with her in the PICU for the past few hours. She has been drifting in and out of sleep, but has opened her eyes enough to look at me and Josh - such a comforting thing. While she has been sleeping, I have been trying to keep myself occupied with things other than medical information - so what better to turn to - the trusty Bible:) I love how the Lord gives me these moments to sit and meditate on His Word and pray Scriptures over Eden. I came across a few in Psalms tonight that I wanted to share. 


"I will remember the deeds of the Lord, yes, I will remember your wonders of old. I will ponder all your work and meditate on your mighty deeds. Your way, O Lord, is Holy. What god is great like our God. You are the God who works wonders, you have made known your might among the peoples." Psalm 77:11-14

"But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Turn to me and be gracious to me; give Your strength to Your servant." Psalm 86:14-16

"When I thought, 'My foot slips' Your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. When the cares of my heart were many, Your consolations cheer my soul." Psalm 94: 19

May we continue to always give thanks for Eden's life and the miracles that the Lord continues to do. Thanks again for all your prayers. More updates tomorrow - and MAYBE some pictures!:) 

Steph

2 comments:

Linda said...

So glad that Eden is doing better, and just as glad that while tired, you sound great. You are such a strong and wonderful young woman and a testament to us all. Thanks so much for keeping us all posted so we know what to pray for. Have a good day and kiss sweet baby Eden for me.

rachel nadeau said...

So thankful to read she is doing well. I really think about you and Eden all the time. you are amazing and i am praying for a quick and easy recovery. the Lord is so merciful.