Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Carol Home Day 3, final blog

Hello dear friends, this is Carol writing.  I am so incredibly humbled by how many people have been praying for us throughout this ordeal.  We have felt surrounded by God's love and by the love of our church family, both local and far-flung.  Thank you all for lifting us up, and for all the encouragement you have given us.  I have loved receiving your letters and your notes and blog comments.
God's hand has been so evident in this trial.  When I awoke from the coma, I was certain I was dying.  All my many doctors call me the miracle patient, and when I went to my family doctor today for a check up he told me I was a celebrity at his practice for having survived such a packet of illnesses.  Thank you, Lord, for your gracious healing, and thank you, friends, for caring enough to pray for me!
I am still fragile and fatigued, but it is wonderful to be home and I do feel a few muscle cells growing again in my arms and legs.  Maybe in a few months I'll be able to do a push-up again!
I don't have enough words to describe the gratitude I have for how you have all sustained us these last weeks.  I hope you can hear my heart in my words.
Our days are numbered and in the caring Sovereignty of God Himself. How well I know this. Being offered more days to live, I cannot live for myself.  All that I (we) do must be done for the Glory of the Lord Jesus.  Colossians 3:17  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
With love, Carol


Netagene said...

Carol and family, I learned of you all thru' a friend on Facebook, and have been keeping up with you all. One day last week, I mailed a very small check to you. It has not cleared the bank as of yet. I'm sorry I could not send more. I am retired, on Social Security, became high partial legally blind 8 years ago (one eye works pretty good but I can no longer drive) and had to get hearing aids 6 years ago. But otherwise, I'm fine! And I'm happy that YOU are on the road to "fine", too! God be with you and your family. Netagene in Alabama

Anonymous said...

Dear Craig, Carol and girls,

Thanks for letting us see God's grace in you for His glory.

Ps. 118:23 "This is the LORD's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes."

Karen Bower and family