Unspoken words...



A week ago Saturday we sat down to eat pizza and watch a movie...Happy..Content.
In the blink of an eye....
I found myself comforting my children in a hospital waiting room.
Promising that their Daddy would be OK.
Moments later whisked away to a larger hospital across town.
Brain Bleed was about the only word I could grasp. It was bad.
The Doctor gave little to no chance of survival without surgery.
With surgery came uncertainty of life and the quality of it.
Numb.
Helpless.
How could they go on without their Daddy.

Their Dad was my high school sweetheart.
We married.
Two years later we had Jesse and just a short 23 months later came Kaylee.
Four years later we divorced.
Over time forgiveness and healing filled the gap...I like to call it Grace.
We remained friends and moved forward.
We both remarried and had little girls
(which by the way happen to be best of friends)...weird I know.
Once again...Grace.

Fast forward to today.

He is holding on.
Although he is unable to speak or move his right side he is here!
He is fighting.
He recognizes his children! Hallelujah!
His eyes twinkle when he sees them :)

Jesse and Kaylee have awed me with their outpouring of love for their Daddy.
They have become young adults that have made us proud.

Marc has stood by our side through all of this.
He has poured out love and understanding.
Grace.

For now we wait. We pray.

It has not been easy to share such a personal part of my life here.
But..
Prayer is needed and I know you girls rock in this department :)



I'm standing firm on his promise....

His Grace is sufficient!

It's gotten us this far :)

Susie~

114 comments:

  1. amazing and heart wrenching. prayers are on the way.

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  2. Praying for you all! Many hugs!!

    Karen

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  3. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  4. I, too, will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. *Becca*

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  5. Holding you high in prayer!

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  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Take care,
    Pam

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  7. God be with him. My prayers are with you!!!

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  8. praying for your family ...

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  9. Susie, this is devestating to hear. My heart is breaking for you and your sweet family. Your hubby's speedy recovery will definitely be in my prayers.

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  10. My prayers are with you and your children and his younger daughter. And I pray for a recovery for him. You are amazing!

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  11. Precious Lord Jesus, only you can truly understand the hurt and ache in the hearts of this dear family. We know this because you are the One who is holding them close, ministering grace to them, guarding them with your peace. We pray for a miracle here, for this man to be restored to good health and for his children to be able to enjoy his wisdom and presence for many more years. We trust in your goodness, Father and we ask all these things in Jesus name, Amen.
    (HUGS,SUSIE!)

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  12. Prayers for you and your family...Hugs to you!!!

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  13. Oh, Dear Susie! I've been away and am trying to pop in to see my sweeties and read this! I'm so sorry to hear this and I will certainly be praying for him, you and your sweet family.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Dear Susie,
    This is devastating news. Your family and especially your girls are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Cherie

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  15. His grace covers the unthinkable. I am praying.

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  16. Praying for you all!

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  17. Oh my goodness! You have my thoughts and prayers!

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  18. sharing with 'family' your needs and conerns is good. I will be thinking of you and lifting you all up!

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  19. Praying for your family..So unselfish and gracious..beautiful example of the heart of the Lord! Bless you all.

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  20. Oh Susie... I am praying... I was just about to email you and check on you... Funny but no tweets, no posts equals something isn't right with Susie...

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  21. Susie - Your family and his are both in my prayers. May God continue to spread his Grace where it is needed.
    *hugs*
    Reg

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  22. You never need to ask for my prayers...know I sending all my strength to you as well. It will be swiftly delivered to you by Grace..and is yours as long as you need it.

    e

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  23. Praying that he continues to recover, and that your family and his family find comfort.

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  24. Oh Susie such great sadness! I am sending you blessings and many prayers.Very scary! We are all with you in spirit~Blessings Kim

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  25. Praying and believing for God's complete healing. Praying for your kids hearts and that God will cover them with peace and praying for you as their momma....for the Lord to provide the words you need for them and for strength. Know that you all are thought of and loved...by perfect strangers :)

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  26. Hello Susie,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  27. Praying for a complete recovery, Susie!

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  28. Susie,
    Praying for comfort for you and the girls and your son and your husband. May the Lord continue to shower grace on him and keep him in the palm of his hand.
    Hugs to you sweet friend.

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  29. Sending prayers to you and your children.

    hugs and blessings,
    Sissie

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  30. Oh, Susie, so sorry to hear that news. Prayers are coming your way!

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  31. Praying sweet Susie!! For healing, for strength for all of you and for continued Grace in your lives. We serve an amazing God and I pray he will give each of you comfort and peace now

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  32. Sending out several Our Fathers and Hail Mary's for all of you.
    God bless you all~
    Karen

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  33. I remember way back when I watched you fall in love and marry..even stood in the wedding...I knew something was bad but was not sure what was going on! I am so happy that after all these years you can stand by his side when he truly needs you....hug those kids and continue to pray...Sending lots of love to you and the family!

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  34. Praying for healing and for strength, & peace for everyone!

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  35. You ALL are in my thoughts and prayers! What a scary thing to go through! Know that you are cared for!

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  36. Oh, Susie, I'm so sorry to hear this news. His Grace is sufficient, yes it is. I know that to be true and I'll be praying for ya'll.

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  37. Susie I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!

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  38. Praying Susie..
    Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    Asking for our Lord to surround your family and for His peace to rule in your hearts.


    Hugs xo
    In His love,
    Deborah xoxo

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  39. Oh, Susie, I will be praying for all of you. God's grace is abounding!!!

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  40. I will be praying for you and your family. God is amazing in his power to heal and to allow us to forgive . . . as you've witnessed. Keep looking up.

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  41. Keeping you and your family in my prayers ... for a full recovery and comfort during this emotional time.

    Jo

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  42. Praying for you all!

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  43. Oh, Susie, bless you! Thank you for sharing your story so that we can all pray for Jesse and Kaylee's dad. What an incredible story of grace that you are friends and that his daughter and your daughter are friends! Isn't God good?

    Bless you as you minister to him. May God heal him completely!

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  44. Oh Susie, we are all praying for him. (and the kids) Thanks for sharing your story because it is beautiful just like you.

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  45. Keeping you in my prayers. God is good and his love endures. I pray for the peace that passes all understanding to engulf your sweet family and fill you with the confidence that God has all of you in the palm of his loving hand.

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  46. After just surviving a double heart attack myself - faith and grace are all that you need. Keeping y'all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  47. Will keep you, the children, and all the families involved on my prayer list. Forgiveness, what an awesome example you have not only taught, but also have demonstrated for your children. God's grace is amazing!

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  48. I will be praying for you and your family!

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  49. Susie,

    Your ex and both families are in our prayers.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  50. He has my prayers and so do you and your kiddos. Sounds like you married two good men in your life:)

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  51. will be lifting you up. I am so sorry to hear this news.
    Sarah

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  52. Sending prayers your way!

    Much love,
    Future Mama
    http://expectingablessing.blogspot.com/

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  53. Susie, My thoughts and prayers are with the girls and their father. I hope for a full recovery.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  54. “God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that can be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other."
    You have my prayers...

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  55. Praying for a full recovery and strength for you and your family.
    Jeanette

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  56. So glad to be able to pray for you and your family.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  57. oh no susie! i am so sorry that this has happened! i will definately pray for healing! and i will pray for comfort for you and your sweet girls! xo

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  58. susie, i am praying for you and your family. difficult situations like this certainly need to be covered in much prayer!

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  59. Susie, your family is in my prayers.

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  60. Susie I am so sorry that your family is going through something like this. Our Lords grace is sufficient and a full, speedy recovery is what we will be praying for! {XOXO}

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  61. Susie, I just want you to know how much I enjoy coming here and reading about you and what you write and share with us. I've been gone for a bit, and your blog is such a place of comfort to me. I hope that in this scary time for you and your family, that you find the comfort you bring to so many of us. 2 Cor. 1:3,4. Blessings and prayers to you.

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  62. What a heartfelt post. Your story gives me hope and reminds me...not just that God is good, but that people are too. And after everything we can do, we are saved by grace. And that is enough.

    God bless you all.

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  63. Earnestly praying here as well for HEALING and strength through recovery. God is Good...all the time, His Mercy is everlasting! Rest in Him!

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  64. Lifting you and your loved ones in prayer.

    ~ Sarah

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  65. Stopped lurking and now I'm praying!

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  66. The Grace of God is great, isn't it? Thank you for sharing your story and your faith. 18 months ago, my husband, then 28 years old, was found to have a massive blood clot in the back of his head (2 1/2of the 3 sinuses were completely blocked off!) for no known reason. We were told by a stunned neurosurgeon that he would have been dead in less than 24 hours if we hadn't caught it. It is a terrifying thing. Though our situation was able to be resolved, I feel your heartache, pain and fear. Our prayers are with him and your family through this difficult time. God bless!

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  67. Grace.... that's all that needs to be said.

    Grace.

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  68. I'm praying for all of you.
    We are studying grace in Sunday School...you are teaching a wonderful lesson on grace in action! Bless you.

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  69. Oh my heart is in my throat. Praying heartfelt prayers that will cover you, him, the family with love from Prattville, AL. We shall add him to our prayer lists!

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  70. Noticed you hadn't posted for a while and was praying nothing bad had happened or that all would be well soon. So sorry to read about this. Still praying for you & your family, now praying for miraculous healing and comfort!

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  71. Miracles happen and the human spirit is strong. In hopes that grace continues to shine down on all of you.

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  72. I will keep your family in my prayers. Hugs!

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  73. You are truly blessed to have a wonderful relationship with the father of your children. So many could learn from the example you have set. I got goosebumps as I read your powerful post. Sending hugs and blessings for healing. Best wishes, Tammy

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  74. Praying right now for you and your family!

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  75. already praying for you all:)

    Hugs from MI!

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  76. Will definately keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  77. Praying for you and your family right now, Susie.

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  78. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Keep us posted on how he is doing!

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  79. Warmest thoughts and prayers to you and yours! Big, big hugs!!

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  80. Susie - so sad to hear this about your husband. Sending prayers and thoughts your way.

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  81. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  82. I feel so sad for your children, I've been there at their age. I don't know what else to say except your whole family is in my thoughts & prayers...

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  83. you and your family are in my thoughts.

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  84. Praise the Lord that he recognizes his children! I am a neuro ICU nurse, so I understand your situation. You will all be in my prayers.

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  85. Prayers are being sent up for your family!

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  86. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones. The brain is an amazing thing and you can never underestimate it's power to heal itself. As a speech pathologist, I've seen amazing healing of the brain. Hang in there.

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  87. Praying for healing and comfort for all of you. Grace...it is a beautiful thing. (((hugs)))

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  88. Praying for you. His grace is sufficient in many amazing ways!

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  89. I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  90. Sending prayers your way!

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  91. Thank you Susie for sharing this--I am praying for you and your family.

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  92. Such a scary moment for all of you I'm sure. I will be praying and sending you hugs.

    Ruth

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  93. Love and prayers headed your way. How scary.

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  94. I am a firm believer that the best thing you can do for your children is love there other parent..Good for you and I hope all will be well for him...Frances

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  95. Susie, We are sending up prayers for healing, wholeness, comfort and peace for y'all here in Mississippi!

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  96. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  97. Oh, Susie...I'm praying for your family! You know you are loved and prayed for in this blog community!

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  98. Oh no! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  99. I just recently discovered your blog, and I'm sorry to hear about your family's struggles. I love how you've shared about grace. Have you heard Phil Wickam's song, Grace? It helped my daughter, it spoke what she was thinking, really, when her husband of only a few months, a US Marine, was sent to Iraq on his first deployment. It has helped me reach to God when the tears were flowing. God is faithful, and I will be lifting up your family in prayer, asking for recovery, strength, and His peace for all of you. Thanks for sharing about His Grace in your life.

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  100. Thank you so much for sharing! I know it can be hard to share "personal" but it is comforting in a strange way. One it gives us a chance to share others burdens in prayer and two for those of us struggling and reading nothing but "happy - put together" lives on blogs in reassures us that we are all in this together...that we aren't failing somehow and that yes, His grace is sufficient for all of us!

    Thanks again and prayers and love are sent your way.

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  101. So sorry for what you are going through. Good luck!

    Rebecca@RootsAndWingsCo

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  102. Susie - I'm so sorry. Words can not convey. Sending hope and prayer your way for a full and speedy recovery for your sweet hubby.

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  103. I had no idea Susie, I am catching up and I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family.

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  104. God bless you and your family. Sending lots of prayer your way!

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