Robbie had a rough day yesterday. He had an x-ray which really took a lot out of him and was sick the rest of the day – he slept pretty much the whole day. It is likely he will be in the hospital up to two more weeks in order to go in and clean out his back wound a couple more times. Please pray for us. As most of you know, Rob is a runner, too, and has done several marathons. I am realizing that we have to pace ourselves as if training for a marathon, not a sprint. Watching Rob train over the years I understand that to prepare for a marathon, some days you go short distances, somedays long, and some you just rest. Please pray that we will pace ourselves for this long race.
I met Robbie when I was 15 and married him when I was only 19. For my whole adult life he has been my constant companion, best friend, lover, and confidante. It is excruciating to see my whole life lying in that bed broken. I would ask you to pray for me, that I will have the Lord’s strength for both of us right now. I have always leaned on Robbie and now he needs to lean on me. Please ask the Lord to put His everlasting arms under me on which I can lean – He can hold us both up.
I am headed to the hospital now, hopeful that my dear, precious husband has had a restful night. Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. Without them I don’t know where we would be right now. I pray that God blesses you all for your generosity toward us in so many ways.
My devotion that I read daily is Charles Spurgeon’s “Morning and Evening.” The evening reading for yesterday was on illness (how timely). The closing quote is one I wrote down and have read over and over. I read it to Robbie last night: “The thought is full of comfort that He who has established the boundary lines of our lives has also determined the boundaries of our tribulation.”