Friday, March 18, 2016

Miracles and Organ Donors

Year 4-Day 78: Today, I am grateful for miracles and organ donors.

My cousin Tara has been on a list for a new kidney for several years.  She has had some other health struggles that I am sure have complicated the process.  Late Wednesday, when for one reason or another, she went from 3rd on the list to the primary recipient, if all the blood and vein test came back as need.  They did. Tara received her miracle. A new kidney! The ultimate in recycling, right?  

At first they thought it was from a live donor.  Then they learned differently. It means that some other families deepest sorrow has become her miracle and her hope. 

I don't see her often, as she lives in Southern Illinois, but she is an important part of our crazy Bess cousin brigade. (They are the ones with the southern accents...just across the border from Paducah, KY.)  We have appreciated Facebook to keep up with her health and it helps us know how to pray. 

Today, our prayers are for continued healing and her body's full acceptance. The celebrations might seem strange to some. Yesterday, everyone gave thanks because she made and released pee...on her own with her new kidney.  Huge! 

New life.
New energy.
New hope.
New freedom.

She kept the faith. 

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. -Hebrews 11:1

God is faithful. She is grateful. Such a great reason to celebrate. :) I know she has deeply felt the presence of our living and present God through her trial and in the tears.  She is a tough cookie with a sweet heart. 

Thank you God for kidney made and released pee!  

Today, I am grateful for Tara...for miracles and organ donors...fresh pee...and a new, slightly used...compassionately donated kidney.

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