If you have been praying for Lucy, your prayers have been answered!
Jeff and I’s hearts were heavy all day yesterday. I woke up this morning so anxious to see Lucy and worried that we shouldn’t have left her alone last night. My morning prayers captured the groans of my spirit the past 24 hours…
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my cry of supplication.
In the day of trouble I call on you,
for you will answer me.
Psalm 86: 6 – 7
Those who love me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them.
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them,
and show them my salvation.
Psalm 91: 14 – 16
When we arrived at Lucy’s home this morning she was dressed, sitting up and eating a big breakfast! She was wearing that amazing smile that was missing all day yesterday. I nearly cried and I did hug her tight. Jeff and I just stared at her as she ate and talked with us as if the previous day had been a bad dream.
When I told her that people in Malawi and in the US were praying for her, she said, “I knew it. Last night I was laying here on the floor I felt a change in my body. And I had not started taking any of the medications yet.”
We took her and Tereza back to Queen’s to drop off a sample at the lab and check on her blood work. We had to rush to keep up with Lucy as her strength and strong stride have returned. There were no doctors in the ARV clinic this morning to check her blood work. So we will go again tomorrow.
But before we left Lucy asked if we could go to the Pedeatric Ward where her daughter’s baby had been admitted. We found them in the courtyard with hundreds of other mothers and babies who have to wait outside each morning as the units are cleaned. Seriously. We talked, snuggled the baby and prayed together before leaving.
Lucy and Tereza asked to be dropped off in town so that they could run some errands. We urged, pleaded and warned Lucy to take it easy today and rest. She said she would… this afternoon.
Thank you for praying and keep them coming.
Ambuye akudalitseni! God Bless You!