Wednesday, August 5, 2009

from Santa Barbara

Jensen and I are with our friends here in Santa Barbara tonight. Good thing and yet hard to be so far away still. Good to be in a place where we can just be... I spoke to my dad ("Papa") just a little while ago and got his account of the day. It sounded exhausting. It was a lot of effort to get Jake into the hospital chair and he did seem to like it and stayed there for about a half an hour. They are still working getting him to be more awake during the day and asleep at night. Once they got him back into the bed Jake was a bit wild. Our term has been thrashing. My dad holding his legs - trying to keep them down and Debbie his harms. He also was a handful for bandage changes. I just spoke to Debbie to and she was going back into Jacob's room for the next bandage change.

So the baby steps continue.

Ps 63
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
They who seek my life will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.
But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God's name will praise him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
Love and Peace
Tom (Dad)

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