Dear Drivers

I cherish your involvement in my life so very much.

For three weeks after Mercy came I was advised not to drive. And I hurt and I'm a wimp, so I knew I couldn't push the limits. Chris works so after I came home from the hospital and my mother went home to Georgia, I was stuck.

Stuck at home fifteen minutes away from my sick baby girl.
Fifteen minutes may not seem far... for many mamas with sick babies hours away it might seem like a dream come come true, a next door neighbor.

For me, it was another galaxy...

...and there was absolutely no way for me to get there on my own.

Until YOU stepped in!

YOU saw my desperate need.

YOU sought me out.

YOU sacrificed your time, gas, money, energy for me.

YOU brought me to my little girl, where I needed to be but could never have been without you stepping in.

Every day for three weeks each of you in a very literal way lived out the implications of the Gospel to me.

I can never thank you enough.

When I was stuck, alone in a dark place, you reminded me how GOD stepped in, how HE sought me out, and how HE sacrificed His Son for me, so that one day HE could bring me to a place I could never get without Him stepping in...

Absolutely amazing.

"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God..."
(Ephesians 2:1-8)

What a beautiful truth, I will remember you every day for what you did for me, I will worship HIM continually for what He did for me!

**this post is part of a seven week series of 'letters' to people, events and things that were part of the life transforming work God did in our lives during Mercy's stay in the NICU - for more on our growth in the NICU, check out our CaringBridge page**