We all know the poem "Footprints in the Sand" written by Mary Fishback. It contains the lines:
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you." I am realizing what a true and constant support and Savior we have. The last few months my husband has been in a nursing home and has hospitalized with sepsis 3 times. Recently the ER physician asked about resuscitation because it looked like that decision was imminent. I am not only facing that God could call my love to be with him any time but that he may not live to ever see our son again or meet his little boy. The Lord has wrapped his arms about me and carried me and comforted me. He has given me a glimpse into his own heart which aches for our love. I hope you all feel God's love and comfort.
Oh Rose! Oh, how very difficult... I so wish I could be there with you right now, sitting with you, holding your hand, praying for you and your husband, crying with you and hugging you tight...
I can’t even imagine how indescribably painful it must be to face this without your daughter. Is your husband aware? Is his heart broken not seeing her? Or is he at peace with what is and will be?
Please know that I am lifting you both up right now. Should you just need a friendly voice to talk to, please don’t be afraid to message me and I’ll give you my number!
In Jesus name, please be close to Rose and her beloved. Father, you alone know what they need, and I humbly ask that you provide it... whatever comfort or assurance they need to know you’re near, that this “end” will bring forth your glory and be a witness to others, that somehow, somewhere, a seed of understanding will be planted in an estranged child’s heart... you can do all these things and more. May you hold Rose tight in your arms and let her know how overwhelmingly she is loved. In your name, Amen.
Rose, You are a blessing. Thank you for sharing how God’s faithfulness is carrying you. Please know that we will also be upholding you and your dear husband in prayer. Please keep us posted as to how you are. God bless you.