Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine...

Today my Oma had surgery on a brain tumour, and God pulled her through :) Praise the Lord! It was a seven hour complicated surgery, and we weren't sure if it was going to be successful or not. Yesterday was an emotion-filled Thanksgiving gathering. I am so grateful to God for keeping her here with us a while longer. I know that is selfish of me, because I'm sure she would not mind going to heaven right now. However, she has such an amazing ministry here on earth, and I have so much to learn from her still. I know these days ahead will be hard and long as she recuperates and learns to deal with the deafness which ensued from the operation, but she is alive, and she is well, and praise to our God for that!

My week-end was wonderful, as I got to spend time with both sides of the family and visit with them. I also had fun doing henna with mom and Vanessa on Saturday night at home. I'm looking forward to this week-end and being home once again for a baby shower.

I am feeling quite melancholy and less than enthusiastic right now. I am not sure why. My History professor's mother died today, so we don't have class tomorrow. I am sad for him, but I know it is a relief in some ways. She had Alzheimer's disease for 22 years, so it must have been so hard on their family.

Live out loud...



Singinglady said...

My darling we have been much in prayer for Oma these past weeks and have shared the prayer concerns with all our contacts and prayer warriors.
We continue to get notes of encouragment back from them.

We know that as a family you are all supporting one another and it was so good that you had the chance to all be together on Monday and pray over her.
God is good and He has brought our families together so much these past two years with Poppa’s illness and yours as well.
Prayers have been answered and we give Him all the Praise and Thanksgiving for the healing He has done for you and for us.

We know He is doing this for Oma as well.
We will continue to support her in the days ahead as they did for us when we were going through our difficult times

It was good to be together with most of our family on Sunday and even though it wasn’t the way we normally do our Thanksgiving gathering, we were happy to see everyone and at least have a brief time together.

You too have come through much these past months and as you have these moments of melancholia, just reflect on how God’s hand has been on you and healed you.

We are looking forward to our week at HI starting on Saturday.
I do hope that if you do get to be home for your birthday that it will work out for everyone to come out and visit with us on Sunday.

Our prayers are with your professor’s family who have also lost an important family member.

I think I have shared this poem with you before but it is a good one to reflect on again


If I can endure for this minute
Whatever is happening to me,
No matter how heavy my heart is
Or how dark the moment may be-

If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me-

If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too-

Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains

That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear-
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.

...Helen Steiner Rice

Lot of love

pure.lily said...

hey ash- i just wanted to tell you how blessed you are to have some wonderful grandparents, i read your Nan's comments and am always myself encouraged by them! and i'll pray for your Oma! Love you dear!