As an English teacher, I love words, lexicon, phonics, and the like. It's so interesting to me that a word can mean one thing to one person, and something completely different to someone else. The title of this post for instance may seem negative to many people, but really it's meant to be a positive adjective for my current mindset.
If you've ever heard the song, "Overwhelmed" by Big Daddy Weave, you'll understand what I mean.
I was just overwhelmed with good, rich love today. I have felt the love and prayers of so many that it's enabled me to feel God. I'm overwhelmed by what His love looks like in this world. My sweet students, whom I have left to care for my boys, put together a gorgeous array of real and handmade flowers with tear-jerking cards, and abounding generous gifts; Matthew received a precious handmade card from a co-worker's child for our little Levi.
Then there was the hold- I got to embrace my baby, skin to skin, today, which continues to utterly calm my spirit. It's truly time I feel I can go to sleep soundly and possibly never wake up again. Utter peace.
As I type this, I am told they are going to try to get Levi off the vent today. There was a potentially scary blood culture that ended up coming back positive for sepsis (blood infection), but the doctor is pretty confident this is just a "contaminate" or false positive and merely reflects the bladder infection we are already treating. However, they take it seriously, so Levi is also getting antibiotics for a possible blood infection just to be safe. We should know tomorrow whether or not he actually has a second infection in his blood stream.
Thank you so much for your continued support and prayers. I'm overwhelmed by each of you!
1. For Levi to NOT have sepsis
2. For Levi to have success off the ventilator
3. For everyone we come in contact with to know the true love of Christ as we celebrate his death and resurrection this weekend. I saw so much on the news today with regard to Christians hatred and intolerance. We may be misunderstood, and we may screw up what Jesus intended for the world, but let us not stop trying to look more like Him!
God bless you!