Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Can we tell you how deeply satisfying it is to be the Herrle5 together again?  To unpack suitcases, knowing it is for the last time.  To actually put travel things away, because they won't be needed for a while - and when they are, may it be for a family holiday or therapy break together!

We returned to Holland Bloorview today to say goodbye to the many staff  who have worked closely with Lydia (and us) for the past three months.  Some of the nurses said to Lydia, "We will miss you and your bright smile".  She smiled and said, "Sorry, I won't miss you!"  She is super excited to be home!  Lydia will have a light schedule for the next few days, to rest, and enjoy home, before her new therapy schedule begins next week.

Our hearts have rejoiced in this day, and in the faithfulness and love of our Heavenly Father, to care for us, and bring us this far.  Over the past several years, my two favourite worship artists have been Steve Bell and Fernando Ortega, so it is hard to believe that a Fernando song has not made it to the blog yet!  Here is the one I have been singing today: Glory be to our great God!

Glory Be to Our Great God
Eternal God, unchanging
Mysterious, and unknown
Your boundless love, unfailing
In grace and mercy shown

Bright seraphim in endless flight
Around Your glorious throne
They raise their voices day and night
In praise to You alone

Glory be to our great God!

Glory be to our great God!

Lord, we are weak and frail
Helpless in the storm
Surround us with Your angels
Hold us in Your arms

Our cold and ruthless enemy
His pleasure is our harm
Rise up, O Lord, and he will flee
Before our sovereign God

Glory be to our great God!
Glory be to our great God!

Let every creature in the sea
And every flying bird
Let every mountain, every field
And valley of the earth
Let all the moons and all the stars
In all the universe
Sing praises to the living God
Who rules them by His Word

Glory be to our great God!