I wanted to share part of an email my mom sent to her precious friend Anne Mackey before her lung surgery. My Mom is ministering to us even now! I read this over her today and she heard every word.
“At first, I thought why at Christmas, and then it just made sense, that just as He has entered into our sufferings, so I would be called to enter into the sufferings of this world as well. Anne, there are so many who are suffering and it feels cheap to minister to them when I don’t know what they’ve been through. I don’t want to have to experience it, but it’s okay if I do, to some measure. Hopefully, if nothing else, it makes me a more honest person.” – Katy Key
He has certainly called her to go THROUGH suffering, as she mentioned here. She already loves SO well (better than anyone I know)…but I know when she gets through this she will love those in suffering even deeper! Hard to imagine.
They have taken Mom off her meds to try to get her awake. This is because they want her more alert and taking deep breaths…to help her lungs. She was way more alert today – which encouraged us! But because of that it was her worst day because she was alert and realizing a lot of her new realities. She was greatly discouraged. Please pray for her spirit to be encouraged tonight and for her heart to be able to accept these new realities and find rest in Him!
We are certainly alarmed by the pneumonia concerns…we do not yet have results. But today we celebrate that Mom was put into a recliner chair for a couple hours today to help with her breathing. It was her first time out of the bed in over a week. It was very hard and took all of her strength, but it was a step that we celebrate.
We don’t know what we face tomorrow. But thankfully He goes before us.
Lord, tonight we ask for the miracle of NO PNEUMONIA. We ask that you would minister deeply to your beloved tonight with peace and rest! Lift her out of the pit of discouragement and sadness. Help her to find true rest in you. We entrust your precious daughter into your loving hands. There is nowhere else to turn!