My heart is full of JOY & I’m giddy today!!! It’s a red letter day!!
Today is exactly 2 months since we arrived in Cairns Australia. October 16th we arrived via medivac from PNG. Jon’s life was still at very critical condition. He had bled out most of his own blood but came back to us because God wasn’t ready for him yet. 3 people willing to donate blood in PNG helped Jon hang on, his right leg was mangled & his left leg crumbled up as well. We were shocked, dazed & confused. But quickly given overwhelming peace that God had/has a plan!!
Now today, December 16th, Jon is alive & well!!! He’s had two complete blood transfusions, amputation, recovery, multiple surgeries, repairs made with plates & screws in his left leg, infection & fevers & recovery & now continuous rehab. Now weaning off the drugs & some long home visits allowed. THANKS be to God for His indescribable GIFT!!!
Today after sleeping in, getting a good grocery shopping done thanks to Michelle Thompson who stayed with our kids & Steven Thompson who fixed the lights on our borrowed car. Steven helped me pick up Jon at noon today via the van Candy Burns & Johnathan Burns have let us borrow.
We didn’t tell the boys & surprised them! We came home to really happy boys! Sweet Michelle had washed my dishes, put all my groceries away, shredded chicken for our meal & tided up. My heart was so so happy!! Then we were left alone as a family… in our own place. Awwww, the peace & contentment & pure JOY!! Best.feeling.ever!!
Lunch, wii games & just a chill day…together! With Jon home! Just can’t get over it!
We got a call from the nurses they were in the process of moving Jon’s things to the rehab floor. Wait, what, today?! Wow, another big step in the recovery process!!!
Tonight we took Jon back in & the kids & I helped unpack his room, then went to dinner as a family.
We brought Jon back sleepy but oh so happy! We tucked my sweetheart in bed & headed home.
We are beyond thankful for ALL God has accomplished & is still doing. What He started in us, He is faithful to complete for His glory! We praise God for all of our family & friends for loving on us through prayer, encouraging words & support. We have felt God’s love through you all!
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV)