Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On Thursday, exactly 8 weeks after her admission to Sick Kids Hospital, Lydia will be discharged to Holland Bloorview Rehabilitation Centre!   We are so thankful for this next step, and anticipating the many wonderful people we will meet who will help Lydia in her recovery.  Thank you for your prayers.  Please pray that Lydia has smooth transfer, and that she connects well with her new therapists.  She has worked hard for Ryan, Kate and Ann.
This morning I read the Message Translation of Romans 15:13:  Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!
Today we are running over with hope - sloshing it out everywhere.
I loved that the translation used the descriptor, green hope.  Lydie green.  Verdant, vibrant, and full of life green!  (I am picturing lots of rainfall or irrigation to make this green!)  
It has been touching to read some of the little green notes that were given to me at our Farm Market by a student at a local school.  One note says simply HOPE!  Other notes from other schools, photos, and pictures, have been equally encouraging.  To the many students who are caring for and praying for Lydia - thank you!  We pray that the God of Hope would be near to you too.