in the post below (if you have not read it you should!) john talked about the darkest nights of our soul. Strangely enough I have wondered before about the days and nights of our soul. I knew they would not be like the ups and downs of our everyday and I wondered ... wait hang on... - well let me first say this - I love life! those of you that know me, know that. I have the most amazing husband, the most beautiful children, the greatest friends, the closest confidantes, the greatest job (that's you GAIL!), the coolest YMCA, the most fun back yard, volunteer work with 220 that anyone would love to do... and the list goes on - every day life as kelly sherrill is just GREAT! and so back to wondering.... I wondered, could I ever live with a dark night?
and now ... hear I am. and as much as I want to just open up and spill out the horror and sorrow, anger and hurt, lonliness and fear... I would have to say just as much about hope and joy and faith and learning and loving.
so I guess my point is that days are not all bright and nights are not all dark. "God with us" is not just a phrase. He really is. Thank you to all of you that are showing God's love to us. Last night some friends of ours came up to have dinner with us. It was great - she was the second person to comment that we seemed in good spirits. ALL of that to say, but by the grace of God - there is hope and even joy somewhere inside a dark night.
I got to give Kyle his first bath ever tonight. (gauze and very warm water). after you wipe down each part you have to dry it so that he doesn't get to cold and of course he was in his little fort the whole time! but after his bath.... are you ready? ... I got to hold Kyle again - the second time. talk about joy and hope. He even has his own smell. (I will put up pics tomorrow!)
I am exhausted - we will update you all after rounds tomorrow.
Please keep praying for the blood in kyle's brain to resolve appropriately that no spinal fluid flow will be obstructed. We are asking and BELIEVING God for complete restoration and healing in this! Please join us.
I know so many of you are still praying! and will never be able to express the hope that each of your cards, letters, comments, texts, emails, and all the ways many of you are serving our family and our children - how that brings hope to my soul - you all are lights in a dark night of my soul. Thank you.
- John and Kelly
- This story begins with 5 people. John, Kelly, Jadon, Jack, and Kyle (he is only 23 weeks old... and he is still safely tucked away in his mommy's belly) In an hour's time Kyle made his way into the world. 1 pound, 3 ounces- 11 and a half inches long. This family will never be the same. This child is a warrior. He has the spirit of a Lion, and more courage than a whole pride. He is fierce, and fearless- and he is teaching us to fear the Lord- and to believe that God is in our midst and healing even now. Join us as pray, as we praise, and as we journey through this life as lovers of God and all His glory.