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.”

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15 thoughts on “Rough Day Yesterday

  1. “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22

    We continue to lift you and Robbie up in prayer!

  2. Stacey,
    Praying for you to be strong for Robbie and your children. To quote Beth Moore, “Crawl up in Jesus’ lap and tell Him all about it.” Just let Him hold you in His loving arms.
    Email or call us if you need us to do anything here or there!Holding your arms up through prayer,
    Love,
    Annette and Family

  3. Stacey,
    We are praying daily for you, your family and for Robbie’s recovery. One day at a time…………….
    Sincerely,
    Faye

  4. Stacey, The first person I heard from about Robbies accident was a Grace girl. It is amazing how we stay connected regarding those we have prayed for in the past. God gave you that journey years ago and now He is faithful to once agin carry you through this one. As you have told me second by second. How you two have blessed me and how I know through those times you have been there for me. Once again my sister I stand for you in the days when you are weary, I am here. I thank God for you and Robbie.” May the Lord open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing that you will not have room enough to recieve it.” Malachi 3:10 IN HIS GRACE Sue Nelson

  5. Stacey,

    In worship yesterday, I was praying that you guys were having your own time of worship and wanted to make sure Robbie had his music.

    Maybe we could get him some audio books to help him HOLD STILL and keep him from getting frustrated during these long hours in a hospital bed. Let me know if we can do this for you and what titles he’s not read.

    All our love and prayers!
    Stacy G

  6. Stacey,

    I’t OK to be broken. And it’s OK to let others hold your arms up in the battle for awhile. I wish I could give you guys a hug. Your constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love you all,
    Amy

  7. Hey guys … found out about the accident while I was in Africa. Had a season of prayer for you with the team and Daryl and Glenda. They send their love. We will be in prayer for complete healing and fast recovery. Please let us know what we can do for you.

  8. Here’s my verse for you today, sis “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous hand. For I am the Lord, your God (your loving father), who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isaiah 41:10, 13 NIV)

    God’s right there where and when you need Him, and you know we’re all there with you, too!

  9. Stacey,
    I so wish that I had the perfect words to lift you up. You are such a strong and faithful person, and I know that God is holding you in his arms as you go through this difficult time. It is truly going to be one step at a time, but you will reach the top! I will pray for strength for both of you.
    Love you,
    Janice

  10. Stacey: Meredith, Margaret and I have been ferverently
    praying for Robbie, you and the family ever since we heard the news of the accident. Meredith gave me your blog site address, and I have been keeping abreast of Robbie’s progress through it.

    I am, of course, praying for a great healing for Robbie. I know that it will be a testimony for the Lord. As I pray for you all, I just think about Meredith and her family, and I can relate even more with you. I know that through the trials, we become strong, and we see the hand of God weaving a beautiful tapestry of our lives.

    I pray our gracious Lord and Savior will show Himself strong on your behalf. I pray His Face will shine upon you all…and that He will hold you in the palm of His Hand.

    You are in our hearts and payers.
    You all are very special!
    God Bless You Abundantly,

    In Christ, Charlotte and family

  11. Your marriage is such an inspiration to me… as are the both of you. I am keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers and the doctors, nurses, and so on…everyone that is caring for Robbie and fixin’ his ‘Elvis”.. 🙂
    I keep coming back to James 1:2-3 “Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”
    It is difficult to have joy in the midst of spiritual warfare sometimes, but the Lord has you both in His hands. He will hold you up always!
    We love you guys. Please call if you need anything at all!!

  12. Stacey,
    I attended a beautiful wedding on Saturday. As I watched the young bride and groom exchange their vows, my mind went to you and Robbie. Those seventeen years have united and unified you. I am deeply grateful for the wonderful testimony of love you shared today! Please know that we love you and are continually lifting you up before the Lord. You can know that I am weeping with you too (and for you if you don’t feel like crying!). 🙂 I have commented to Trent that I wish Memphis wasn’t so far away…I want so badly to be able to be with you.
    Margie

  13. Stacey:
    Surely I will pray that God will hold you up. However, I think He knows when you are the weakest before you do! This little poem below..I have on my frig and it has truly helped me over the many years it has been there. You have shown already that you have the faith this talks about.

    He does not lead me year by year,
    Not even day by day,
    But step by step, my path unfolds,
    My Lord directs my way.
    Tomorrow’s path, I do not know,
    I only know this minute,
    But He will say, “This is the way by faith now walk you in it.”

    And I am glad that this is so,
    Today’s enough to bear,
    and when tomorrow comes,
    His grace will far exceed it’s care.

    What need to worry then or Fret,
    The God who gave His son,
    Holds all my moments in His hands
    and gives them one by one.

    I know that you do not need a lesson on faith, you have shown that already. I do want to say just one step at a time for both you and Robbie.

    Love and Prayers,
    Sarah Weller

  14. Know that I am praying for all of you. I pray that you feel God’s arms wrapped around you in a way you have never felt them before. I pray that Robbie’s wound heals well and as quickly as it needs to. I know Robbie and the rest of you all have a long road ahead of you. But God is sufficient! Parying for you! Love you guys!!

    Marcia

  15. Stacey, Robbie and Family,

    I just got news of the blog site. So glad to hear that Robbie is coming along well. Great things sometimes take time to manifest and sounds like you have prayers from all over to help speed Robbies recovery.

    You all have been in our prays this past week. Tell Robbie to keep fighting and take one step at a time!

    We will continue to to check in to get updates and look forward to good news day by day.

    May Gods healing and loving hands hold you up each day!

    Love,
    David and Ann

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