Monday, September 20, 2010

Faithful Momma

I just spoke to Elizabeth's mother, Michelle. She would like to thank, with the most sincerity, everyone that is reading this blog and praying for her baby girl.  She said that her and her family can literally feel the prayers over them and have been comforted by our Holy Spirit! 

Elizabeth's doctor did not come today. There was apparently some sort of emergency and the family did not hear from him at all. There have been other doctor's in and out, but the doctor that has taken care of Elizabeth since the beginning and is most in control of her care will be the one to meet with their family and update them on Elizabeth's situation.  They will surely meet with him tomorrow. For now we need to continue to pray!

We also have reason to rejoice! Elizabeth made even more progress today! This morning when Elizabeth's nurse went in to check on her, she said "Good morning, Elizabeth." Elizabeth replied back, "hey."
Later, Michelle told Elizabeth how she loved her and how she was never going to leave her. Elizabeth replied back, "I love you." Mind you- this is in an audible voice! (very low but audible!) When her daddy walked in and they told Elizabeth he was there she turned her head all the way to the side where she heard him come in. PRAISE GOD!!! As if things couldn't be more encouraging, tonight one of Elizabeth's closest friends sat by her bedside with Michelle. This sweet friend made a funny comment to Elizabeth and Elizabeth lifted the corners of her mouth ever so slightly and smiled! This is huge progress.  Tiny to us.... but HUGE to a family that has had 2 hard days with little sign of life from their loved one.  Our Father who is having mercy on this family knew just what they needed today and He provided.

Tonight, Michelle shared with me an entry from Elizabeth's prayer journal from January 3, 2009. She is going to email me the exact entry, but it went a little like this:

 [Father, I hope I honor you with all of my life.
 I want to follow after you always...
I'll do whatever it takes to be faithful to you.]

Elizabeth is not perfect, but she strives daily to follow after Him. I believe that others can see this in her life and maybe that can be of encouragement to those who don't understand the faith of Elizabeth or her family.  Michelle mentioned tonight, "If one person is closer to God or goes to Heaven as a result of finding God through this, then it will have been worth it."  What an amazing testimony... and what a faithful momma!

PRAISE.  "Jesus we praise your name for Elizabeth's continued healing! We thank you for comforting this family and providing just the right amount of hope that they needed today.  We thank you for their testimony and for their desire for people to know you and be close to you."

PRAY. "Lord we pray for the doctors and nurses taking care of Elizabeth. We pray they do all that is medically possible for them to do to make her better. We pray that they can only explain her miraculous progress and healing by the Power of God."

PRAY. "We pray for the conversations that the doctors have with this family. We pray that they are truthful and realistic, but also provide hope."

PRAY. "Father we pray for Elizabeth. We lift her to you. We pray without ceasing that you would heal her body and make her whole again. We pray for the injury to her brain to heal. We pray for function to return. We pray her eyes would open and she would see the faces of her loved ones."

I still think this verse is appropriate for this post.... dwell on it when you become anxious, lack joy, or need faith.
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."  Romans 12:12


  1. So glad to hear this positive report. He mama has such great faith. Beautiful.

    Love and prayers going up for Elizabeth and her whole family,

  2. What wonderful news Praise be to God! I know everyone is anxious like me to hear the report from doctors, but I am reminding myself that we are not waiting on doctors...we are waiting patiently in the Lord! Yes, they are knowledgable and doing a great job taking care of her but regardless of what any report says, I am trusting in the mighty wonder working power of the Lord and know all of us are too!!! Keep believing!! Go to Jeremiah 29:11 and read the plans He has for her! :) Praying hard for another great day, my family's love to all the Parsley family.

  3. I have been praying for and thinking of Elizabeth and her family ever since I have first seen this on FB and I follow it every day...What a wonderful testimony..praying for God's blessing and healing power..just seeing the small miracles..which in fact are Huge increases my faith and gives such hope! Our God is an Awesome God!!
    Alisa Grisham

  4. I am praying for you and your family daily. Glad to hear good news! -Christine

  5. You go Elizabeth and a great big "Hey" right back at you. Your a sweetheart. I miss you and love you and am praying for your healing. Your a heck of a fighter. Keep trying girl. You take after your momma. Great signs from God and Elizabeth fighting back to be with us once again. I am proud of you my little god child.
    Aunt Trudi ((((Haase Hugs)))

  6. Thank you so much Jesus for our beautiful ray of sunshine, Elizabeth. I was reading my Bible study this morning and was drawn to this verse:

    Matthew 5:16 (New International Version)
    16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

    Elizabeth all summed up in one verse.
    We love you and are praying for you and your family!

    Tim, Shelly, Carson and Cody