My family was at church on Wednesday, January 6th, taking down Christmas decorations in the sanctuary when the unthinkable happened. My husband fell off of the 8 foot ladder that he was working on as he tried to hang up one of the banners in our church sanctuary. I ran to him and he was unresponsive at first. An alert friend immediately called 911. I was a mess, crying and scared that I had lost my husband. A dear friend helped to calm me down so I could call my mother-in-law and father-in-law. I couldn't stop crying so she did all the talking. As I was crying, I was praying and pleading with God to spare Phil's life.
God heard and answered my prayers. I am so thankful! Phil was in ICU Wednesday through Friday before being released. The symptoms from the acute concussion were terrible for my sweet husband. Vomiting, nausea, and headaches plagued him night and day. There were times when all I could do was cry out to God and pray the Scriptures for healing and comfort that I had taken the time over the years to memorize. I cried out and rebuked the devil too! There were nights that Phil and I both took turns praying Scriptures and asking God to intervene in what was an awful and painful time for him.
God was faithful to answer our prayers every single time as moments of relief for Phil were granted. The neurologist says it will take time for Phil to get back to his normal routine of life. Thankfully the nausea, vomiting, and headaches have stopped, but Phil hasn't been released to go back to work or to resume his work-outs. My husband is a very active man so this waiting is hard for him. But I remind him that God is in control and His timing is perfect. He still has some dizziness that comes and goes so he can't overdo it. I'm taking care of him and encouraging him to relax as much as possible and let me handle everything around the house.
Friends and family have been the hands and feet of God during this time. We are so blessed to have such love in our lives. I would ask that you'd remember my husband in your prayers for a complete healing and no long term side effects from this injury. You all know how much I believe in the power of prayer and I thank you for joining me in praying for Phil's healing.
I'm determined now more than ever to continue to pray every month for my husband and to invite you to join me each month by sharing the Scripture Prayer Calendar for Your Husband.
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Thanks again, friends, for your prayers and for joining me in the month of February as we pray together for our husbands!
Walking in His Grace,