Transplant Day Four
November 16, 2019
Transplant Day Four was a blur. There are no words to adequately describe the volume of information we had to digest just to know how to protect this new kidney. So with all the education we had to learn, both Fred and I are on overload. The pain continues, and hopefully the healing.
But hovering over all the physical and emotional pain are the prayers of the people — my people — my dear friends and family members who are holding hope up high so I can see it. Their love and their compassionate concern is grace for me.
I have few words of my own today, but this prayer shared by Joanna Harader speaks exactly what I need God to hear from me today.
This day may I know
Your health in my body;
Your enlightenment in my mind;
Your grace in my missteps;
Your patience in my frustrations;
Your inspiration where I am stuck
And your tranquility where I need to slow down and rest.
This day may I
Breathe each breath with gratitude,
See each color with wonder,
Hear the hum of the Divine beneath the noise,
Feel your solid presence with each step I take.
Let me live out of your joy
And within your power.
Rev. Joanna Harader serves as pastor of Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence, KS, and blogs at SpaciousFaith.com.
3 thoughts on “Transplant Day Four”
Good Morning Kathy,
I am amazed that you have the strength and energy to continue your blog.
Thanks for the updates. Just returning from Shawnee Mission, KS with Molly Marshall at Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
On the Board and so privileged.
I have been praying for you continuously and will continue to do so.
Prayerfully and with Love,
what a perfect prayer. i can’t pray nearly so eloquently but i pray God’s peace, strength and healing for you and for Fred.
On Sat, Nov 16, 2019 at 9:40 AM God of the Sparrow 🌱 By Kathy Manis Findley wrote:
> kathymfindley posted: ” Transplant Day Four November 16, 2019 Transplant > Day Four was a blur. There are no words to adequately describe the volume > of information we had to digest just to know how to protect this new > kidney. So with all the education we had to learn, both Fred a” >
Thank you for the incredible effort of keeping us connected and for the prayer that meets so many of our needs.Prayers continue to surround you.