October 10, 2011

while we wait

The days stretch on in uncertainty... even the weather can't quite decided which end is up, pouring down buckets of rain while the sunlight is still filtering through the trees.  But being home is good, and the sound of the rain on the roof lulls me into rest.  Although, my body isn't sure it could actually have it any other way.  Exhaustion has arrived in full force.  Let the healing begin.
It is not just his back that needs healing... the past week has tried to bend our souls with fear and pain and that uncertainty.  And the light at the end of the tunnel, the light declares life has returned to the normal that you knew, seems faint and flickering, and we know it is at least two months away.  With rest, togetherness, a new arrangement of furniture and borrowed choices of seating, we begin to paddle our way towards the Healer... and   when our eyes are weary, and we wonder if the weight of sleep will lift, His Grace comes around us like a life-jacket.
Grace enters in, and keeping our eyes on the tunnel-light no longer seems necessary.  It pours over us in love of family and friends, and in casseroles and simmering, savory aromas.  Prayers and well wishes surround us and lift up not only Eric and his injury, but all of us as we band together.  And even the scariest financial details... they are bathed in His Grace, and we see a glimpse of His Plan.
Healing may be a pinhole of light flickering in the distance... but the comfort and promise of His Plan lights the way.  We do not know the details that are yet to be, but we rest... assured that in Him, healing will come, and
that uncertainty has nothing on Grace.

Imparting Grace

7 comments:

Southern Gal said...

Still praying, Dawn. May the healing be quick and complete. Rest in His grace.

Richella said...

". . . that uncertainty has nothing on Grace."

Now, THAT's the way to put it, Dawn. Just beautiful, and with so much import in just a few words.

I am so glad that you're home. Being at home brings its own challenges, of course, but so much better than being stuck in the hospital. I have a good friend who is married to a physician. She always says, "The hospital is no place for a sick person." Or an injured person, either. You need rest!

Praying for you, sweet friend. Thank you for taking the time to link to my party!

stacey said...

"We do not know the details that are yet to be, but we rest... assured that in Him, healing will come, and
that uncertainty has nothing on Grace."

Grace knows when, and in the mean time we are "bathed" in it!

This is beautiful Dawn! Praying for you!

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

So glad that you're home! My husband and I dealt with something similar exactly 2 years ago (a knee injury rather than back) but, looking back, I find that we have good memories of that time--of togetherness, and trust. Hoping today is the beginning of many good things.

Busy~Bee Suz said...

Just like all your hurdles, your family will leap this one together...and you'll come out stronger too.
xoxoxo

Kim said...

Glad he's home. I hope it all gets better from here.

Sending positive thoughts your way.

Heathahlee said...

Grace...how it does pour over us when we need it most. Praying you continue to get rest and Eric continues to heal. Love you!