Friday. This week has flown by — strange how that can happen. When you are hoping for the days to pass along leisurely, slowly enough so that you can savor every moment, it speeds up.
Yesterday, Rob went for pre-surgery testing at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, which is the hospital where his surgery will be done next Thursday. Then, we went to Pylos for Greek food — it was great! Grilled octopus, baked cheese, spanakopita, moussaka…. all very yummy! I hated to eat-and-run, but that’s what I had to do, catching a cab back up to midtown for my follow-up appointment at the retina specialist (yes, the saga of retinal issues continues) — everything was a-okay, thankfully.
Lee Anne arrived this evening. Jack will come on Sunday. I’m especially grateful to have them here with us. There is no greater feeling than to be surrounded by loving family and caring friends when times are difficult. I pray that not only can we attend well to Rob and his needs through the next few weeks, but that we would also not forget whence our strength comes. We must lean on God for the strength that only He can provide. Remembering the song I learned as a child: He’s got the whole world in His hands, he’s got the whole wide world in His hands….. that song goes on to include specifics, like the itty bitty baby, & you and me, etc. Remember? It’s very comforting to realize that, in fact, He does!!! He holds Rob in His hands.
Romans 8: 38-39 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.