This is right after Grace was extubated!
Again, I can't tell you enough how much we appreciate your prayers yesterday (and every other day as well). In attempting to make this post as much like one of Kristi's as possible, I figured I would keep consistent by posting about a hug from God that I experienced yesterday. In the midst of one of Grace's withdraw episodes yesterday, I just wanted to cry because she would glance at me, almost like she was waiting for me to help her, while in the midst of her little body twitching all over, her eyes rolling all over the place, gagging on her ventilator tube, throwing up, getting a fever, and there was absolutely nothing I could do to help her find relief. It was terrible! If that was too much information for you, I apologize (Kristi is much more sympathetic than I am, thus her filter operates better than mine). Grace finally fell asleep (after receiving another dose of the medicine to ease her withdraws) and I walked over to the window to pray and after a few minutes I was about to erupt in tears and the chaplain poked her head in and had just stopped by to see how things were going. What an amazing God we serve! He knows that I am too prideful to want to reach out to someone at a moment like that, so He met my needs and humbled me by sending someone to me. It is in these moments, where God transcends time and makes His imminence known, to a sinner such as myself, that I can do nothing other than praise Him!!