Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This morning, Lydia walked to breakfast in the BIRT dining room, and sat in a kitchen chair at the table, instead of rolling to breakfast and eating in her wheel chair.  Of course she ate an enormous breakfast, asserting all the while, "I love food!"  She continues to eat and drink well, and take her medicines orally, so the Doctor is looking to remove her G tube by Thanksgiving!   We vividly remember back to mid June, how devastated we were that Lydia needed to have a G tube.  While we understood its necessity, it felt like such a hope crushing event.   It gave permanence to some of Lydia's disabilities, and we grieved that Lydia could not taste food, and sit at the table to eat with us.  We are so thankful to God for healing Lydia's ability to chew, swallow and taste.  Lydia is delighted that it will be removed within two weeks, as she has asked "Why do I have this here?  I don't use it anymore!"  Now, there is comprehension!

Today at rest time, Lydia was listening to My Beloved by Kari Jobe.  When Lydia listens to music in bed, at times, it appears that she is sleeping, then she will suddenly join her voice with the song, but only for certain lines.  When this song came on, Lydia pointed to heaven as she sang "You're beautiful to me, so beautiful to me".  Although the song is written from the perspective of Christ singing over us,  she sang it back to Him.  How often I have listened to this song, and allowed the lyrics to wash over me.  How precious that Lydia would sing it back to Him.  I had to join her in the refrain.  He is beautiful to me, too.

Lyrics to My Beloved :

You're my beloved, you're my bride
To sing over you is my delight
Come away with me my love

Under my mercy come and wait
Till we are standing face to face
I see no stain on you my child

You're beautiful to me
So beautiful to me

I sing over you my song of peace
Cast all your care down at my feet
Come and find your rest in me

I'll breathe my life inside of you
I'll bear you up on eagle's wings
And hide you in the shadow of my strength

I'll take you to my quiet waters
I'll restore your soul
Come rest in me and be made whole

You're my beloved, you're my bride
To sing over you is my delight
Come away with me my love