We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed,but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
my husband’s sister was in a car crash on saturday. it was very, very bad, and it happened very far away (in japan). multiple skull fractures, severe head trauma, broken ribs and collarbone, ruptured spleen, bleeding in the brain. she arrived at the hospital in a coma, and is now in a medically induced one until next week. at that point, the extent of her injuries will be known. for now, we wait.
she is so young, so full of life. she graduated from high school this year, is adored by our toddler, has a zest for life. we cannot believe this happened.
it is hard for thoughts not to swing wildly back and forth, to the two extreme outcomes of this situation, to the muddle of everything in between. it is hard to be so far away, both from the hospital and from support systems of family and friends.
it is hard to know how we are supposed to act, living in this limbo of grief and shock. sometimes we talk and pray and cry, and reach out to others. sometimes we sit and drink cold apple cider and watch harry potter, cocooned away from the world. we don’t know what to do.
i am writing this as a way of telling you i don’t really have any words right now, and i am writing this so you can pray with us. for if there is one thing we can do this week, while we wait in fear and hope, is pray. to the ultimate healer, the one who holds us all in his hands.
if you feel called, this wednesday we are going to be praying and fasting, that this precious girl would be restored to health. consider fasting one meal out of your day and let us be a great cloud of witnesses, of hope in things unseen.
lord, hear our prayers.