What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, November 27, 2017

Prayers for Bunkin


It turns out, when Adele' does something, she does it with gumption.  So- when she fell off her bed with arm tangled in beam on the night of her birthday- she didn't just break an arm.  She broke several bones in her arm.  And, it turns out, after a midnight ride to the hospital, another trip a few hours later to a specialist and many twists and turns (very bad choice of words but too tired to change them) along the way that said breaks are those that are serious enough to warrant not just a set and cast but an actual surgery requiring anesthesia.

Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow evening and so, despite the single. solitary hour sleep pre-accident and the single hour of fitful sleep I got this morning after returning to the hospital, we have another fitful night ahead of us.  I have spent the day holding things together with a brave and courageous smile with my girl and then bawled (and screamed) in Mama meltdown mode out in bathrooms and parking lots.  It is a terrible thing to watch your child in a pain that you can not take away.

My  mind has wandered and prayed over the many parents suffering those feelings in even more devastating ways today.

I am weary.  I have very little brain power left, my eyes linger shut after every word and my fingers type through water so I will leave it at this.  Modern medicine is a great and wonderful thing; I am grateful for this good gift that can help my girl find comfort in her pain but I admit, anesthesia is a fearful thing for me, particularly with the children of my heart.

The Lord wills and decrees all things and His providence is one that is good and right and I rest in this.  I know this.  I trust this.  He knits together bones and strengthens sinews, He is the Master Physician.   Would you pray for us, though, as we trust in His good, hard providence tomorrow?  For my girl and that fragileness of health that surgery so clearly reminds us of?  For her surgery and her anesthesia, that is be successful?  For myself, that I bring God the glory as much in the sickness as in the health...in the waiting as in the result, in the trials as well as the triumphs, in the waiting and in the angst?

I'd be so grateful for them.  xoxo

16 comments:

Mary P said...

Rebecca I will be praying for you all. That it all goes well with Adele’s surgery and that you and Matt may have peace, knowing that Adele is in the Lords hands. God’s Peace to you. Mary

Anonymous said...

Rebecca - Praying for Adele and your family - this year my family has gone thru endless medical trials and I know the feeling of not being able to make things better on my own - but the Lord works miracles and I am sure He is sending one your way - take care of yourself - you will be needed by your daughter and your family in the days ahead - sending you a hug and prayers from my family to yours. Mary Ellen

Psalms w guitar said...

Of course we will be praying! Really sorry to hear that. Which hospital? The Lord be with you in this difficulty and give you strength.

Mrs. Bowen said...

Praying for you all especially Adele.

Rosemary said...

Praying for Adele, her doctors, and family (particularly the mama). ❤️🙏❤️🙏

Anonymous said...

Wishing you the Lord's blessing with your daughters surgery and healing of her arm.

Catherine Saunders said...

Thinking of you and your darling girl, and sending prayers your way.

Els Drijfhout said...

You'll be in our prayers. Remember that lovely psalm, the 23rd, if you're going through the depths, the Lord will be with you. Trust in Him.
Lots of love as well

julie said...

Yes! Praying for y'all!

Abigail said...

Oh, no! Got your email and hurried here. We were deeply sorry to read this and will-- of course!-- be praying for you all throughout the day. May our Father quiet your fears and fill you all and Adele' with peace today. May He aid the hands of the surgeon this evening and give sweet, untroubled rest tonight.

Smooch that Bunkin for us and tell her we love her!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying for Adele, you, the family and all the healthcare professionals. May you feel God surrounding you with a hedge of protection.

Amy Marie said...

Oh NO! Prayed!

Karen B said...

I'm praying for her ~ and you and your husband as well. ❤️ Some of my children have been put under at young ages for various things, I understand how scary it is. ((hugs))

Ulli said...

Dear Heavenly Father, wrap your loving arms around Adele and the Newman family. Be with Adele as she undergoes surgery, bless her with a calm heart and mind. Give her courage, and complete trust in you. Guide the hands of the surgeon and the attending doctors and nurses, so that they may repair Adele's arm, and devise the best plan of treatment for her. Bring peace of heart and mind to Rebecca and Matt, and the Newman family. Guide them as they help Adele on this journey, and cover the family with your grace and peace. Grant Adele a complete recovery so she can be the lively girl you have created her to be. All of this I ask in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen

Full of Grace said...

Been praying ever since I heard.. Will Continue to pray. For All but especially Adele' and Mama

Shanzanne said...

Prayers for sweet Adele (and her mama) tonight from Oregon.