Thursday, May 17, 2012


Ephesians 3:20-21
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Wow! I can't think of a better way to summarize the last 24 hours.

At this time last night, the nurse was preparing Tammy's new cells for the transplant. We knew the riskiest part of this process was about to start. Over the next four hours we watched new life drip into her body and then watched for any negative reaction. Fortunately, nothing came and we were able to fall asleep. This morning, she was alert and energetic.

As today went by, she continued to get better. As far as I know she didn't take a nap today, and that may be the first time since she went back into the hospital on March 23, including the three weeks she was home between hospital stays.

She walked up and down the hall of the unit several times today, at a pace better than the day before she was released in April, and much better than the day before she was released three years ago. I'm smart enough to know that my memory may be faded, but to me she looks and acts better than she did a month after her transplant in 2009. I have to think that her 24-hour response to this transplant is a sign of things to come.

Remember that we have talked about how God can be glorified no matter what He chooses to do in this situation. Option 1 was always, "He could heal Tammy quickly and be glorified by His power." While the first day is encouraging, it doesn't necessarily mean that He will choose to do that. But we can dream, can't we?

So we continue to rely on God. We know things can change, and we also know that He can do anything He wants to do. We're not called to understand. We're certainly not called to predict. We're only called to be obedient. We will continue to pray for His will, all the while praying that His will is to heal her quickly. And we'll continue to pray to be obedient and faithful.

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