I want to thank everyone for all the prayers for my brother and his family. There is no way that I could ever tell you or explain how much your prayers have helped and how much they mean to me. Please continue to pray for my brother, Larry, his wife, Betty, their children, and grandchildren. Right now he’s struggling for his life here in CICU at Shelby Hospital in AL.
Growing up, my brother was my hero. There is a 13 years age difference (Larry is now 77) so he was always my BIG brother that I looked up to. I always wanted to be just like him. He’s just a good guy and it shows so people are drawn to him. I have never met anyone who didn’t like my brother. I never saw a little kid or baby that didn’t want to be around him and be held by him.
Right now one of the things that The Lord is trying to teach me is to embrace Him and then to rest in His embrace as He walks me through life.
The Lord blessed me in being able to get back from Tanzania without any problems, but there were many chances to trust in His goodness along the way. Making the decision to leave and come back was hard and the stress of it all was really hard. All along the way, there was so much that could have gone wrong with my bus trips and my flights, but even in the stress The Lord was giving me a peace. I knew that He was with me every step of the way, embracing me with His lovingkindness.
From what the doctors are telling us, this is going to be a long haul. Even if he started showing some major improvements, we are still looking at weeks before he could get out of the hospital.
I will try to keep everyone updated as my family and I walk through this difficult time in my brother’s life.