"Facebook has become one of the greatest prayers chains I have ever witnessed. It works exponentially."
I kind of love that. :)
For those who have been following along on FB or on our blog, you will know that this story has captured the attention of so many people. Many more than we could ever count. One of the most wonderful things that has come from this is seeing God's people rally around to pray for a complete stranger. Working just as the body is supposed to work. I know God is moving in the hearts of many and this is so much bigger than just a healing of Anna's body. It has gotten the attention of so many and I believe He is using it to pull people closer to Him. I've received MULTIPLE emails of how God is using Anna's journey to cause them to seek Him more....to trust Him more....to know Him more intimately. And with each new miracle, we've watched as people have cheered and praised our God. That God would even allow our little blog to play a minor role in that, blesses me.
I did have the opportunity to talk with Charles this evening a little. As you know, he flew out to Fresno veeerrrrrryyyy early this morning and got to spend the afternoon at the hospital with his whole family. He was very encouraged because Anna has been doing GREAT today! Her vitals are good, and she has even been opening her eyes and responding to commands some. The hospital staff believe that she has turned a corner and they are confering as to when she can start on blood thinners. This would be HUGE! Her body just needs to rest and begin the healing process. She certainly has a long road ahead of her, but we trust that our God will sustain her.
In the meantime, please continue to pray. For Anna, but also for her children. She has (now) 7 children at home waiting for their mama to return. Of course there is baby Micah who is completely dependent on extended family to care for him, but also 6 others (ages 9,8,7,6,5, and 2). There have been lots of questions, such as, "When is Mommy coming home?" and "Why can't Mommy call us?" Pray that the Lord would protect their little hearts. So thankful for aunts and uncles and grandmoms and grandpops who can love on them as they wait. I imagine that my husband is out there starting a wrestling match with those boys as we speak. :)
I'll leave you with a couple pictures....
|Peterson Family, pre-Micah :)|
|Micah William Peterson|
|Welcome home sign....haha, not sure why the gun, but whatever. :)|
|The welcoming committee.|
|Home at last!|
Love to all!