Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Time is Now!

Elizabeth's family met with her treatment team on Wednesday. The doctors are truly amazed at the progress she had made in just over 4 weeks. Considering she was asleep for the first 2 weeks it is truly an act of God.  One of her therapists described her healing at "warp speed."  We must remember that injuries take TIME to heal and that Elizabeth is still very sick.  It is still unknown how long it will take for her to be back to her old self, but her caregivers are hopeful that she has every possibility to heal completely.

 Elizabeth has made wonderful progress in the areas of her physical rehabilitation, strength and endurance, cognition, and her personality returning. (PRAISE!) We must be in constant prayer for her higher cognitive functioning, balance, and short term memory. At this time, her short term memory is thought to be her biggest obstacle to overcome.

Our prayer is that Elizabeth would be able to remain at Baptist Rehab Institute for a couple more weeks. Elizabeth and her family are so thankful for the wonderful care that they have received at BRI. Her therapists are wonderful at what they do and are equally as wonderful at encouraging Elizabeth and her family. I am told that Elizabeth has been extremely encouraged and her hope remains high for God to deliver her from this storm. Praise be to God who has heard our prayer to hold this sweet girl in the palm of His hand. He has never left her side!

After E is discharged from the hospital, she will go home to Conway to her parent's home. She is excited about going home and details are being worked out now for her therapy to continue either at home or locally in an
outpatient setting.  Please be in prayer for the decisions that E and her family will make and that E will have access to the best care that is available.

Update on Becca: Becca had a wound vac put on this week that should facilitate quicker healing for the wound on her leg that was surgically created to clean out the infection.  The antibiotics have been working and the infection has cleared up! Becca is hoping to return home to Batesville this weekend (she has been recovering at her parent's house in Jonesboro) and go back to teaching her kiddos on Monday.  Thank you for praying for Becca!

We have much to be thankful for. Our God is greater and is the Ultimate Healer. He is Elizabeth's heavenly Father and loves her and each of us so very much. Please give Him glory today and continue to lift this precious angel up in prayer.

PRAISE. "Precious Father we praise for you healing Elizabeth. We praise You for being the Ultimate Healer and that you are in complete control of this situation."

PRAISE. "Lord we thank you for keeping Elizabeth close to Your heart. We thank you that she is encouraged and hopeful. We thank you that she is getting stronger and that her endurance is improving."

PRAISE. "Thank you Lord for saving Elizabeth. Thank you for rescuing her physically 5 weeks ago, but spiritually when she was a child. Thank you for the promise that she will live with You eternally one day."

PRAISE. "We praise you for holding the Parsley family, Jacob and their family and friends in your arms.  Some ask why- but they never have. We thank you for this family that has had their faith rattled to the core, but has sought after You every step of the way.  Thank You for comforting them by fellow believers and complete strangers at just the right time."

PRAY. "We pray for Elizabeth. We pray that Your will would be done in her life. We pray that You would heal her completely."

PRAY. "We pray for Elizabeth's balance, her higher cognitive function, and her short term memory."

PRAY. We pray for the Parsley's and the decisions that they will need to make about her care. We pray that they would seek Your will and that You would make clear to them what is best for Elizabeth. We pray that You would give them strength and encouragement. We pray that you would reign down your blessings on this family!"

PRAY. "We pray that You would receive Glory. We pray that unbelievers would realize Your love and Your desire for them to believe that You sent Your Son to die on the cross for us. We pray that they would realize that we are all sinners and without accepting Your free gift- we cannot enter Heaven. We pray for anyone who doesnt remember a specific time in their lives where they have asked forgiveness for their sins and accepted You as their Lord and Savior.  We pray that they would do so immeadiately. May they realize how short life truly is and that the time is NOW."
I know that I have shared both this verse and this song.... but God has laid it on my heart to share with you again today. The last time I shared this verse and song- we were still uncertain that Elizabeth would come off of her ventilator and out of ICU. Look where the Lord has brough her 4 weeks later. God is good... all the time.

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.  "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:11


  1. This is wonderful news about both girls. Elizabeth's candle is still burning at St. Joseph's Adoration Chapel as a symbol of our prayers lifting her to the Lord for healing and strength. Go God! Go Elizabeth!
    The Oxners

  2. I was so happy when i saw this update on Elizabeth! I love to hear that she has the same relationship with God as she is going threw this journey. I continue to pray for her knowing she is in the best of hands!

  3. Thank you Dear Heavenly Father for answering prayers for E at warp speed!! We give you Honor, Glory and Praises to Your name, Our Creator, Jehovah. Thank you Thank you Thank you! We continue in prayer on behalf of E for your mercies and gifts. We pray Dear Heavenly Father you will continue to Bless and Heal E at warp speeds and may ALL give you the glory, praise your name and come to a closer relationship with you. Thank you for Beccas healing as well. In Christian Love. Jan from MO

  4. This is the day that the Lord hath made, rejoice and be glad in it. We love you E, we continue to pray for your healing, your strength, and may your heart be content in your achievements each and every day. In Christs Name. Jan from MO

  5. How is she doing? Please keep us updated!

  6. This is great news to hear she is doing better!! don't worry my prayers will continue for her ; )