Sunday, March 8, 2009

March 8th, 2009

Doug called today after Dr. Tang came in and told me that he said that this is quite unusual that we are having to wait so long for a heart. That it usually happens much faster then this, of course this news really annoyed Dave and made him a little down in the mouth. He is so sick of all of this, when I talked to him tonight through chatting on the computer he told me that everything that could go wrong has gone wrong to him and at first I tried to do the "oh honey no it hasn't " and then I was like, "who am I kidding, it really has". So I just told, "remember all of the lessons we are learning and don't give up!" I tell him everyday that he is the strongest person I know, even though I know by now he is sick of hearing it, one day he will look back on all of this and he will remember that and he will remember his strength and he will learn how to rely on that.

I do hope it does come soon, for all of our sake. Living like this isn't the healthiest for any of us, but we are trying to make the best of it. I keep thinking of all of those shipmates of David's that have wives alone at shore while they are gone for months at a time, if they can do it, so can we. God is good and he will heal David and he will once again bring us together as a family. It will just be in his timing, not ours and even the strongest of Christians have a hard time with that fact sometimes!


  1. Ok, sending song lyrics is kinda cheesy, but I heard this song and it was really good. I'm waiting
    I'm waiting on You, Lord
    And I am hopeful
    I'm waiting on You, Lord
    Though it is painful
    But patiently, I will wait

    I will move ahead, bold and confident
    Takeing every step in obedience
    While I'm waiting
    I will serve You
    While I'm waiting
    I will worship
    While I'm waiting
    I will not faint
    I'll be running the race
    Even while I wait

    I'm waiting
    I'm waiting on You, Lord
    And I am peaceful
    I'm waiting on You, Lord
    Though it's not easy
    But faithfully, I will wait
    Yes, I will wait

    I will serve you while I'm waiting
    I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

    I love you guys tons...God bless you

  2. Dear David, Recently I went through a very tough time in my life. I want to share this with you in the hopes that we may all be willing to wait more patiently on the Lord even when it is really hard to do.
    My parents were not the best parents in the world. My dad passed away almost 2 years ago. He was only 57 years old. I don't pretend to understand God's timing but suffice it to say I was very upset that he died just when I was getting to know him. Even more than my dad there is one person that has meant the most to me my whole life, my grandmother. She is and has been the one solid in my life. You see my Dad abandoned me and I did not meet him until I was past the age of 10. I was never able to let go of the hurt that he caused me. Having my grandmother made my life a little easier (actually a lot). She was my everything.
    Not even a year after my dad, my grandmother who lived with me came down ill. I thought for sure that my mom, my aunt, and my uncle would all be there to help and offer support. Well, not one of them ever even offered. I graduated from college with no family there and no help. I even had to take her with me. My husband and I, and the kids took care of her for 4 months while she was on complete bedrest. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. We could not go anywhere, or do anything. It was during this time that I learned to wait on the Lord. Even after she passed away in my home none of my family called or comforted me with this great loss in my life. I can honestly say I had to sit and wait on God for almost a year now. It has not been easy. I thought that after she went to Heaven my life would completely change and that I would be free to do whatever I wanted. What I found out is that even though she was gone, God still had me waiting on him. Believe me when I tell you sitting still and having to think and be in this moment is perhaps one of the hardest things to do.
    All i can say is that there is a reason. We don't always understand or like it but God's plans are perfect for us in every way. Look for, pray for, and ask God to show you what it is that He wants for you. I cam promise that His purpose is divine in every way.

  3. This is for the comment above as well! From the same poster!

    I know that God's reason for having me in a place of isolation, is so that I would look more to Him. Essentially, God is all that we need! We are all just human but God is our everything and can and will take care of us.