Monday, November 1, 2010

waiting patiently (really trying!) for the harvest!


"Restore our fortunes, Lord, as streams renew the desert. Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest!" Psalm 126:4-6

There's a note in my Bible that says, God's ability to restore life is beyond our understanding, Forests burn down and are able to grow back. Broken bones heal. Even grief is not a permanent condition. Our tears can be seeds that will grow into a harvest of joy because God is able to bring good out of tragedy. When burdened by sorrow, know that your times of grief will end and that you will again find joy. We must be patient as we wait. God's great harvest of joy is coming!

There have been so many tears. I find so much comfort in reading that the Lord has thoughts about our tears. He created them and His living word says that those who plant in tears, will harvest with shouts of joy! I've been shouting joyfully all along as Cale has progressed and I continue to wait for the great harvest of joy. I haven't seen nothin' yet!

It was a good day of therapies for Cale. He worked on writing, playing Wii, word finding, listening, walking, balance, and coordination. After all the therapies were done, he had a dentist appointment. it was a grueling one for him, but he was a champ! I will say that I wasn't so good when I saw blood...it brought back some very unwanted memories and emotions. Will I ever get over that? He managed to make me laugh quite a bit, so I guess as long as he's around I will :)

When we got back to the hospital he wanted to lay down right away. I was totally on board for that, because that means even longer cuddle time!

After I left the hospital, my evening was filled with a phone call to his mom, my mom, paperwork for the lawyer, and laundry...and I'm now VERY ready for bed! Tomorrow I have a family meeting. Please be praying! There has been lots of talk of discharge date, and so far I've really been pushing to keep Cale here as long as I can. I made a proposal to the social worker today and should here the answer tomorrow. I just keep trying to remind myself that Jesus knows my husbands needs far more than I think I do and if I give control to him, He's already won whatever fight needs to be fought!

If Cale and I were elephants, this would be us :)


1)I am thankful that my relationship with the Lord was strong and intimate before the accident and that for every second since the accident, His arms have held me and Cale so lovingly. I have felt peace that only He can give, joy that only He can give, and His presence so sweetly.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder to wait. That's a HUGE one. I will/do trust with you, for Father's next step. May you have a special touch of grace this day, Marion

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  2. Kathy Beckett11/2/10, 7:13 AM

    Kathleen, We just finished a study of the Psalms of Ascent in SS and the one you referenced today was a special one to me. If you notice in that chapter it starts out remembering a TIME when God did an amazing thing for the people and ends with them envisioning another great TIME - a harvest of joy. We discussed the importance of how we live "between the TIMES". I am so thankful that you have a relationship with the Lord that allows you to remember His greatness, experience His faithfulness, and anticipate His healing! I will be praying for the outcome of the family meeting. Love you.

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  3. A couple weeks ago I felt I needed to give you that verse, but everytime I wrote it, it got erased! Ugh, I did it like 4-5 times then gave up. A verse I have almost always on my bathroom mirror is; We live by faith not by sight. You are so right, we can only see a small glimpse of what God is doing behind the scenes. You have been so amazing by keeping your eyes on Him. I know the minute I look in the mirror and see all my illness staring back at me I start freaking out, lol! But when my eyes focus on Him all I want to do is praise Him, & peace and joy follow. I know God is able to do anything at anytime, even when all odds are seemingly against us. I love being able to see the glimpses of what God is doing in Cale's life and you are right we haven't seen nothing yet:)!!! Keep looking up Kathleen! I'm so proud of you and love you very much!!!

    "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still." Betsie ten Boom

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