The title of this email has stuck with me since it was sent to Lydia in a card last week. That truth rings out today: sometimes miracles take time.
Today, Lydia received a card from Sydney, Australia, from a woman we do not know personally, but who heard about Lydia from a blog, and wrote to encourage her. Her card reads:
Don't leave before the miracle. Stick around! It could be 2 days or 40 days .... This theme of waiting on God's timing is very present in this journey.
So we wait- we wait with gratitude, with praise, with faith, and with expectation.
Today Lydia has had a good day. She is breathing well on her own. Her respiratory therapist said her chest infection is clearing. We were able to wash and braid her hair today, something I know she likes.
We took down her cards, photos and posters, in her ICU room, in preparation for her move to the 5th floor, but found out that she will stay in ICU until a space on the 5th floor opens up for her. We wait, confident in the excellent care she will continue to receive in Pediatric ICU.
She had an ultrasound of her right arm yesterday to assess a blood clot, and the vascular specialist is not concerned about it. A CT scan was also done of her brain and it showed no change. Good things!
Songs continue to uplift me, and give me perspective in this journey. Today's song is Desert Song by Hillsong.
This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way ....
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory, and He is here.
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