Saturday, May 14, 2011

In Birmingham

I drove down to Birmingham to visit Garrett and my brother and family yesterday.  He's had a setback; is still on the ventilator and they have put him on total ventilator support to rest his lungs awhile.  So he is unaware of us or time passage for now, and making microsteps forward.

Yesterday, a local TV station interviewed my brother and ran a personal touch story about the tornado and its aftermath.  Here is the link if you're interested:

My brother's faith is strong, but everyone is having a hard time here. They're tired, riding the emotional rollercoaster, frustrated and still faced with the overwhelming everyday details of living.  Please continue to keep them all in your prayers.  Pray for strength, for rest, guidance and protection from illness for my brother, his wife, and his other son, as the two older have health problems already.

I'll post more later.

Thanks, friends.


Pokey said...

Thank you for the link, Stephanie. I hear your brother's faith, it is how we should live, but it doesn't make it any easier. Except, to know it is a promise that is TRUE in the face such disasters, we do have God's Hand...some do not. I would not want to go through anything without the LORD. continued hugs, and prayers for health and strength!!

AnnieO said...

Oh, Stephanie, this is such a difficult thing to endure. I wish you all strength and healing and the best that modern medicine can be to help poor Garrett. Hugs!

*karendianne. said...

Stephanie, thank you for posting this update. The struggle comes thru in your writing yet so does the hopefulness. I wish I knew just what to say other than to let you know I've been watching my reader regularly for updates and I appreciate this one. I'm glad you made it there to offer the support of your presence. Remember "in the palm of Gods hand."

With Love, *karendianne.

julieQ said...

Stephanie, I am so sorry about what has come to be...please know I am praying for your brother especially, and for you and your family. Many hugs.

audreypawdrey said...

Thank you for the link. I am continuing to think and pray for both you and your family. I am glad you are able to be there for yourself and your family.

Libby said...

I'm so glad to learn that you have been able to make the trip. Not only is it good that you can see all that's going on for yourself, but to be there to lend a hand and a shoulder to the ones you love.
Keeping you all in my thoughts. Stay strong *hugs*