Friday, February 13, 2009

the very latest.....

she is doing great.....praise the lord!!! we are 8 days post transplant. so many things to be thankful for.....her numbers are gradually moving upward; she has not experienced many expected side effects; she has had very limited nausea; and she seems stronger every day. she has lost about 10 lbs, which is not unusual. however, her appetite is returning and that is great.

she is hoping to get to come home possibly at the end of next week. of course, this is wishful and hopeful thinking. she has absolutely loved all of the cards and letters she has received!!! it means so much to her to know of your love, interest, and most importantly, prayers. she has also enjoyed the many emails she has received.

we give god all the glory for what he has done so far and what he will continue to do. "now then.....stand still and see this great thing that the lord is about to do before your eyes." 1 samuel 12:16. what a powerful verse.

someone sent me this poem the other day. i read it to missy. she thought it was beautiful.

step by step

he does not lead me year by year
nor even day by day.
but step by step my path unfolds;
my lord directs my way.

tomorrow's paths i do not know,
i only know this minute;
but he will say, "this is the way,
by faith now walk ye in it."

and i am glad that it is so.
today's enough to bear;
and when tomorrow comes, his grace
shall far exceed its care.

what need to worry then, or fret?
the god who gave his son
holds all my moments in his hand
and gives them, one by one.


many of you have approached me this week at school, church, or even in my neighborhood, wondering about an update. wow!!! we so appreciate your genuine interest and concern in our sweet sister. whether you are a family member, personal friend of hers, a friend of a friend, an acquaintance, stranger, a coworker of mine or jenn's, or an understanding employer, we say thank you, thank you, thank you. thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love, support, and prayers!!! we truly could not make it without you.

blessings to all of you from all of us!!!

michelle

5 comments:

atingram said...

Wow, God is so amazing and great! Melissa, I am praying that you continue to bring glory to God in the midst of your recovery. You really are an inspiration and I have a feeling, even though I don't know you personally, that God is using you mightily in the lives of soooooo many at the hospital. I conintue to pray for you and praise God for how He is healing you!
Wendy Ingram
Colorado Springs, CO

Heather said...

Soooooo glad she's doing well. Lotsa' people praying!!!

3 Twisted Sisters said...

Melissa,

So happy to hear you're doing well!!!! You are truly an amazing person!!!! Can't wait until you get to come home and enjoy your family and the comforts of home!!!! Just an update too, Samuel Lucas Harris was born on 2/11/09 (also Ryan's birthday - she was thrilled) he weighed 7.2lbs, and is 19.5 inches long. Debbie and Sam are doing great and will be coming home today! She used one of Diane's pain pumps so Diane got to be in the delivery room with her and Kip! Hope you'll get to meet him soon!!

Jen

We're ALL adopted, Linda from Paulding said...

Melissa:

Just wanted you to know I have checked the blog daily for an update. I love the stuff your sister puts on it and copied the poem to file on my computer. ALL of you are soooo being prayed for. God is who he says he is!!! Note bible verses ALWAYS say God has us in the palm of his HAND not hands, just one handed.

Linda Ross

Sarena said...

Melissa,
What a testimony you have been to so many of us. YOU ARE AMAZING and we all know why....we serve an amazing God who can do anything he wants and he chooses to do it though us....look at how he has used you and your family to minister to so many people...people you do not even know you have touched but HE does and he planned it that way...doesn't that just blow you away.