I stand amazed that the above scripture was actually from today's reading! Even more amazing-my eyes were open to read it after a few short hours of sleep. It has such truth for our family and this valley that we have gone through this last few weeks. I have faith that in the days and years to come Nathan and Lexe will understand how God has led them through this time and praise His name even more for the benefit of the new life He has given Nathan.
Yesterday, was a very long day, but God and our mighty band of prayer warriors got us through the day along with some awesome doctors. Surgery was scheduled to begin at 1:00, but didn't get started until about 3:30. The doctor came out to talk to us around 7:10 while the nurses we're finishing up. It was another hour and half before we saw him and what a joy to see even if he was swollen and barely awake. This hospital is amazing and I can't imagine being anywhere else during a traumatic injury. They work in teams and came in this morning to evaluate Nathan with a team of 10 doctors. His vision is better, but still blurry and his face is held together with about five plates and screws. His mouth will likely remain wired shut for about six weeks and he will get nourishment through protein shakes and anything he can blend and get through a straw.
There will be challenging days ahead, but with such and awesome attitude and so many prayer warriors I have no doubt those days will quickly be behind us just in time for him to welcome his first son. It will be in that moment that he will finely understand why his momma and daddy have such a crazy love for him! A love that grows deeper with each passing day whether a newborn or a grown man!
Nathan's life. Shep, without your quick response we might not be rejoicing today in such
We are also thankful for Nathan's beautiful bride and faithful cheerleader who has stayed
right by his side and encouraged him along this difficult time.
can't see), who worked hard to restore his handsome face without leaving more scars! They
went through his eye and mouth to do all of the work.