“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness shall not overcome it.’  


Hello Friends,

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Here is the latest on our girl who loves music.

She is off the critical ill list and is now listed as stable.

Praise God!

and breathing completely on her own.

The ventilation tube is out.

She is still heavenly medicated but, fully aware of her surroundings.  She can follow commands and  all her extremities work. She is asking questions and knows she is in the hospital but quickly forgets.

and so when she woke: she looked directly at me and clearly knew me.

Thank God!

She was asked a few questions by the nurses and clearly responded by shaking her head.  She was frightened but settled down as I held her hand and talked to her.

When things settled down even more, I asked this girl who loves music if she would like to listen to the music that she loves and she shook her head yes.

I asked her if she wanted to listen to her favorite artist Ed Sheeran

and she shook her head yes.

So I turned on Pandora radio and we listened. . .

and then the most wonderful things happened

a song came on that I thought we didn’t like

and I said to the girl who loves music, “I don’t think we like this song. Do you we?”

She shook her head NO.

I changed the song and asked, “We like like this song, don’t we?”

She shook her head yes.

My heart soared as I knew without a doubt:  she clearly understands.

As these hounded years march on: we have learned she can speak but, does not want to, and is using ASL – which makes my heart sore again.

But, here is the thing we have been told:

She must use her voice to help heal her throat from the tubing that was helping her breath.  And if she doesn’t, she will need a feeding tube for awhile.

I have told her about you and all the love you have shown

it truly lifts her.

With your prayers, Our Girl who loves music will fully recover

I know she will.

The power of prayer is an amazing thing.

I’ll update again soon. I promise.

a thousand thank yous to you from, my Fisherman husband and his wife



She has had the same nurse since she has been in the hospital and this nurse is amazing

the amount of people who truly love this girl who loves music

the overwhelming support of everyone who loves this little family of ours

she understands

She’s alive

the reflection a a Christmas star in her window

the prayers that pull us through




17 thoughts on “the power of prayer

  1. So happy to hear this news. It will take awhile but that is all we have — time.
    You are all. Our thoughts and prayers. Even the Unitarian church is praying for a speedy recovery.

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  2. Praising God with you :0) Our family continues to pray fervently for your music loving girl! We cling on every word that comes thru Samantha spending time with your family! Much love and healing 🙂 I have been enjoying reading thru your blog..sooo much talent I never knew…When things settle, would love to visit and talk 🙂

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    1. Dear Linda, thank you! I will look forward to that visit. Sam has been a blessing. Thank you for sharing her with us. And also thank you for your prayers. I’m always dumbfounded how much prayer lifts a weary heart. You give us strength. Much love. Lisa


  3. I’m going backwards to read your posts. I love how you typed “heavenly medicated” instead of heavily. I know it’s the wrong word, but actually it’s the right one. The difference the nurses notice in her room and her improvement is definitely coming from
    heavenly medication.

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