I’ve never been more grateful to be married to Eric than I have during this trial. He has been such a steady, calm influence on me and the kids. He never complains and remains thankful for all God has provided for Anne and our family. God has ordained it so that the times I am tempted to despair, Eric seems especially hopeful. Eric has been a tangible, living rock for our family because of his unwavering faith in the goodness of God. He is an amazing man!
Anne continues to make progress little by little. My current challenge is not to compare her to before the accident, but to accept this new version of Anne. She is sweet and witty – a real joy to be around.
Another challenge for me is to stay tethered to my saviour. As Anne has improved, my constant awareness of my need for Jesus has wained. This morning we sang one of my favorite hymns… The last stanza is my prayer:
O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for Thy courts above.
Eric and I have been deeply impacted by the way our church and community have cared for and supported us. Attending church and seeing how many people know, love and care for Canon and Kate is such a gift. This is God’s covenant family caring for their own. How humbling and rich it is to be the one cared for. We are forever changed because of it!
Thank you for praying and loving us so well…
Looking forward to Thursday (Anne’s homecoming)! -kathryn