It has been a dramatic week for Ariel’s father’s health.
The family were called to say our final goodbyes to him in hospital on the weekend…..
but now he has rallied, despite end stage heart failure and is being managed for another week in RPA.
We are visiting everyday and taking Ariel’s mother to visit regularly so it has been a week in the “twilight zone” but God is sustaining us against many levels of exhaustion.
We were able to have Christmas in July lunch with Sophie at her respite last week.
Ariel remains able to smile at us amidst the “fog”
My morning coffee mug reminds me of this “twilight zone” but also of the God who made the stars and cares for us.
For endurance for all – it is quite complicated getting 2 disabled people into a busy hospital each day & I have now done over 200 hospital visits in the last 4 years.
For continued peace for all the hearts and minds in our family.
For Peter to be comforted by God’s grace, care and promise of rest.
For Ariel as he juggles disability, arranging both of his parents care and part time ministry.
Thank God for the many small mercies we have witnessed, including the timely visit of my parents over the weekend (who were able to support us and babysit the kids while we rushed to the hospital).
“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:
some to everlasting life,
others to shame and everlasting contempt.
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens,
and those who lead many to righteousness,
like the stars forever and ever”