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An Easter to Remember

This was an Easter to remember. My folks visited Thursday through Saturday, joining us for the Good Friday service at our church. As always, we had a great time with them. By the time they left on Saturday, Matt had admitted to experiencing the signs of a low blood count … but the preacher in him wanted to get through Sunday first, to be able to preach for the Easter service! I told him I wasn’t sure if I really should be listening to him, but if his blood pressure didn’t drop too low, I would try to honor his wish.

My check list for Saturday was contradictory at the least: Laundry. Check. Change sheets on the guest bed for missionary guests (Saturday night – Monday morning). Check. Out for coffee with my daughter-in-law. Check. Preparations for Easter brunch at church. Check. Preparations for Easter dinner at our house for sixteen people. Check. Add clothes to the always partially ready “emergency” suitcase. Check. 

What? Yes, you got that right. Preparing for a crowd while preparing to take off at a moment’s notice. Contradictory? Yes. Abnormal? Probably not, at least not for us. It’s our life right now. You make plans and continue on with life, ready at a moment’s notice for it all to change.

By Monday he was in the ER with the lowest blood count I’ve seen him with yet. He shouldn’t have been standing the day before. The prayers of the saints had to have been holding Matt upright and able to preach on Sunday.

After eight hours at work following his progress through the ER by phone, and then four hours at the hospital, I was exhausted by the time I arrived home last night and ready for a good night’s sleep. Matt was settled in the ICU when I left, receiving a life-giving blood transfusion. He was stable and in good hands. 

What will today bring? I’m not sure. I do know God gave me a refreshing night’s sleep, though I don’t even know yet if I’m headed to work first or the hospital. God knows and that’s enough for me. Thanks for your continued prayers.
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  1. April 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    >That really WAS quite an Easter weekend! Glad Tias was able to be with the church on Sunday, and glad he's able to be getting his blood transfusion now.

  2. April 28, 2011 at 2:50 am

    >Grateful our dear Lord is continually honored in your lives. Bob P.

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