Saturday, August 7, 2010

Much of the Same

Not much is different in the Brown's world.

Gaby's condition is about the same. She hasn't shown improvement and the staff makes daily adjustments to her ventilator, medications, positioning...all based on Gaby's mood at the moment. We worry about this little one that we love so much.

Our family is in our normal routine of our personal reality show, "parent swap." As Shelley and I swapped places again, this time for the weekend. One of the hardest parts of all of this is trying parent 5 kids, not just the 1 in the hospital. We are so thankful for the personalities that God gave our Big 3 and their ability to be so flexible during this time.

This morning I was reading Philippians. This was written by Paul while in jail and the common theme is his joy. How could Paul speak of joy while in prison and when didn't know what was next for him? Paul didn't know if he would get out and continue his ministry or if this would end in death. Either way, he was filled with joy because he was serving Him and glad to be used by God. What an amazing example for us, especially right now.

We don't know what God has planned for our family and this certainly hasn't been an easy journey, but like Paul, we have joy in serving Him and are thankful that we get to be part of anything that brings Him glory.

1 comment:

  1. Your message today was timely. I was just checking in to see how Gaby and the rest of the
    family was doing. I was with someone today who was complaining about a situation that in the BIG picture is a LITTLE nothing. I told her she should be joyful. She said, well you're not the first one to tell me that.

    Anyway, God gives us encouragement through His Word whenever we need it.

    Keep in the faith of Him who is always there for us.

    My prayer is always for Gaby's full recovery and for strength for you, Shelly and the children.

    In His love, Linda Creek