Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Emotions and gratitude

So hard to put in words the feelings and gratitude.

I don't know what the future holds but for now, the Lord has made it possible for us to hold our baby on this side of the veil a little longer.

The gratitude I feel for the Lord and for all of you who have helped us and are helping us in every imaginable way is deeply humbling.

Thank you.

This journey has changed my life.

Audrey and I have tried to diligently and faithfully to record this journey and the many miracles we've witnessed. 

We will continue to report daily on Talitha's progress at least until the 100-day-after-treatment mark.

To think that this post and the blog in the coming days will be within a cancer-free context is both exciting and surreal.

While we celebrate the extended life Tali has been granted, we are acutely aware of many--both publicly and privately--still facing intense trials and hoping, praying for healing and relief.

You have prayed for us; we are praying for you.

My hope is that even as Talitha is restored to full health, may we remember that the creator of all things--Jesus Christ--really has overcome death and hell. Whether in this life or the life to come, all will be raised by Him and the infinite power of His resurrection and atonement.

I never, ever imagined that the story of Jesus raising the daughter of Jairus from the dead would take on such personal significance.

I feel we have just witnessed a first-hand re-enactment of that sacred, holy story.

"And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise." (Mark 5:41)

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