It's like looking through some bizarre lens.
A week ago today our oldest son (the one that moved out recently), was admitted to Intensive Care.  It's been a hard week and I'm not up to sharing all the when, where and why stuff but I will say that he was not responsive and near death when I was called to the ER Friday night.  Once stable, we were told that he may not have full brain function.

  After a scary couple of days, he is awake and doing very well and expected to fully recover.  His mom however has been a bit of a wreck.  I can't explain the run of my emotions this week.  I often feel like the world is swirling about around me and I'm still, watching it all... Only one thought in my mind... Only one topic of discussion... My boy. 

Although we feel a bit hung out to dry, God is faithful even when we are too exhausted to recognize it.  We are so grateful for our son's life and for the close friends who have been here to help with the kids and late nights.  This weekend we will rest and bask in the faithfulness of God! 
He will cover you with his feathers.  He will shelter you with his wings.  His faithful promises are your armor and protection. (Psalm 91:4)


  1. Oh Sweetheart... Hold him tight.x

  2. You will all be in my prayers... I know this pain and I am sending you giant supportive hugs too...

  3. I'm so sorry, but glad to hear your ds is doing well, puts everthing in perspective, doesn't it?
    hugs to you all!

  4. Thank God for second chances, not everyone gets them

    love xoxo

  5. I can't even begin to imagine what you've been through... A moment, a phone call -- it can change everything. Looking forward to reading in the coming weeks of how your sweet son is recovering and growing in strength... and you in peace! :)


  6. Psalm 91, our blessed 911. Lifting a prayer for you.

  7. Oh sweetie, my thoughts and prayers go out to your son and you and your family!! Thank the good Lord that he is doing so well!! The brain is a remarkable organ! My husband survived a brain injury and I know it's all God!
    Big hugs and I will continue to pray for his recovery!

  8. That's so scarey. Hope he will be alright! Know it would kill me to go thru that with my son. judy

  9. Oh dear Polly I have you on my blog to follow & just saw this. Thank God he is O.K. I understand being a wreck over your boy. I will pray for you both. I am here if you need anything. xo Laura

  10. Sending prayers and healing your way.


  11. A wonderful verse and add to it ..."underneath are the everlasting arms"
    God bless.

  12. heart is full of the most love and well wishes that you could possibly accept towards this sudden moment in time that has even I ~ a stranger to you, dear one,
    in tears...
    I offer my prayers and in my quiet moments, I will continue to pray...for your son...and for you...


  13. You & Mitch are in my prayers, Polly.

  14. I love your deep Faith :)
    Saying prayers for all!

  15. God bless all of you! What a scary time you must have all had. I am praying for all good things to come to you and yours. Hugs and love to all, hang in there. It is so wonderful to be able to share with you, so I hope that we all can bring you a modicum of comfort! theresemarie

  16. Words are not easy - but I'm so glad you know Who to run to! Praying your son does as well. I've never been in this situation exactly - but I do know what it's like to have all your thoughts be consumed with a son or daughter...praying all the time... crying at times. As I've been reminded - God loves them even more than we do. There is sweet comfort in that.

  17. Hello, so very sorry to hear of your troubles this past week. I will keep you and your son and family in my prayers. Things will work out.

  18. wonderful news after the worst thing a mother can experience. i feel for you having had scares with both sons when they were younger. your strength and faith will have you back on point in no time.



  19. I'm sending up prayers of thankfulness for a faithful God who watches over His faithful.
    Take a deep breath and do rest. After what y'all have been through, you will need it. Take it from one who knows and understands every emotion you've been feeling.
    Praise God!

  20. Bless your heart, Polly. God will watch over your son and all of you. I will say special prayers. Love him like there is no tomorrow.

    Big Hugs & Prayers,
    Angelic Accents

  21. Praying for you and your precious son! I am so thankful that he will make a full recovery. God is faithful...nothing ever takes Him by surprise. Love and prayers for you all. Carla

  22. Polly,
    May you rest in HIS peace...and I truly rejoice with you that your boy is doing well...praying for your tender mother's heart...

  23. Love and prayers are being sent your way...for you and your entire family!

  24. I am so sorry to hear this and please know that prayers are being sent heavenward for your son and your whole family.

    I don't need to know your situation, but this brings memories flooding back of our daughter and many sleepless nights, many nights spent crying, ICU one night and wondering if she would be okay , but God is GOOD , He is FAITHFUL and He will bring you through this time. He brought us through as well as our daughter and she has an amazing story to tell of His love and forgiveness.
    Many hugs!!!

  25. My heart just breaks for all the pain you and your family have had to endure. I truely hope that your son will be fine.

  26. Bless you and your son. I hope all goes well.

  27. You and your family are in my prayers.

  28. So glad to hear he will be alright! It's a mothers worse nightmare to get these calls, I know! Stay strong and I'll keep you guys in my prayers!

  29. so happy to hear that your son will be well! i know it must have been the nightmare of your life when you thought you might lose him. peace, health, and blessings to you and your family.

  30. You and yours will be in my prayers.

  31. That's very scarey. Hope he will be alright!
    Love to you and your family

  32. So happy to hear that he is doing well! I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a big hug...

  33. I recently went through a similar experience with my grown son. In an instant your world is turned upside down. He recovered, thank you God. My heart breaks for the pain you went through, but rejoices that he made it. Love,Patsy

  34. I am so glad to hear that he is alright. You are all my prayers.

  35. Remember "Footprints", this is the time to let HIM carry you as you love and nurse your dear son back to full health. Prayers are with you.

  36. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Know that I have joined the others in prayer to our heavenly Father for your son and your family. Will stay tuned for progress reports on your son's health.
    In His Hands,

  37. Oh wow Polly! Thank God for miracles!


  38. I hadn't been around a computer until today. I'm sorry that your son is going through this, my prayers for you and your family and hoping for a soon recuperation. God bless!
    XXX Ido

  39. Oh, my! I know that was a harrowing experience. My heart goes out to you, but so glad he's recovering. I just can't imagine. Yes, God is ever faithful.

  40. hope everything is ok!
    love the photos!
    take care,

  41. Oh now, how frightening! I'm so glad your son is on the mend.

  42. Thank God that he's alright. I lost my son Brandon back in 2009 he was 29 years old and such an amazing and good son to us and a good father and we really still can't believe that he's gone but God let's us feel his presence his love and his spirit each and everyday hold on to you boy and love him tight and the rest of your family. Take care of yourself and your family.

  43. Three months have passed since the time of this posting. It is my prayer that your son has regained his health and you have recovered your joy!


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