what is that quote...
"victory is won on the mountain,
but realized in the valley."
jan had two visiting
physicians. both had been
in emergency when they brought
her in. unconscious. not breathing.
each wanted to meet the woman
who had miraculously beaten the
odds and lived. with no brain damage. the same night, they had
lost a thirty - yr. old under the same
circumstances. one spared. one
jan had an army of warriors. YOU!!!
prepared. faithful. on call. and
tonight, jan's nurse lined up chairs
along the wall with plenty of' pillows
and blankets, and i'm keeping vigil
by her bed. hopefully, i don't fall off
my 13"-wide bed.
i was so overcome
by God's vast array
of grace and goodness...
by your battle readiness.
still shaken by what we thought
the worst could be...
that i cried out to Jesus.
to change me forever.
my friend and i planted
geraniums...and i made some
fresh vows to never be a petty
person any more....and to give
my life away for the poor and
broken in ways not done before.
"let the beauty of Jesus.be seen in me...
all His wonderful passion
and purity. oh, Thou Spirit divine,
fill this being of mine...'til the beauty
of Jesus be seen in me."
for all your prayers
there was no make-up on
today, tears streaked my
face...and my nose ran.