Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day

Today Bill woke up in his hospital bed again and looked around his hospital room--for the 46th time. And just like Bill Murray, he was wondering when he was going to get to wake up in his own bed, in his own house. Well, the answer is "soon." And the chances of his departing from the hospital are 100%--only later this week.

After three gastrointestinal surgeries, his food is finally going in the right direction--down instead of up--and it looks as though this one finally worked. We're all quite relieved, including his surgeon. We're that family where if something can go wrong, it will. And in Bill's case, there wasn't much that went right this past month and a half, except he kept breathing, which was a plus. But now, this episode is just about over, and he'll be waking up in his own bed soon.

So I asked him tonight, over his chicken noodle soup, chocolate shake and apple juice--of which he had approximately 10 bites total--what God had been saying to him today. He said, "Keep my eyes on Him and don't complain." Yeah, me too.

Thank you for praying us through these long weeks. We are so grateful for you all.


"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:2


Sue Powell said...

Glad to hear the good news, Jean... wow 46 days in the hospital. I am praying for Bill, Annie and all of you.

Gretchen said...

I should probably leave now, so I can get that tattooed on my forehead.

Tell Bill to lay off the jalepeno poppers for at least his first week home. xxxooo

Jean said...

Thanks Sue!

Gretchen--I'll pass along the tip about the peppers. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Bill and Jean, I can't tell you how much I admire your faith. Through everything the two of you have been such an inspiration to all of us on how to walk through trials. Our family will continue to pray for all of you.

Love you all,