Family, Trials

There’s Always Hope


The first morning glory of the season greeted me bright and early today in the garden. It’s fun to grow a new variety like these gorgeous pinkish purple ones. Tom gave me these seeds among others at Christmas. I love watching seeds sprout, grow, and eventually flower. It’s very rewarding.

A new flower gives me hope. My garden is no longer a brown desolate wasteland. Now it’s full of new life. Vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruit are thriving. I didn’t have much hope of planting anything just a few months ago. I didn’t think I would have a garden this year with Tom’s hospitalization and health issues.

God brings hope and blessings in the midst of trials.

Since you all have graciously followed along on our journey of my car accident, and Tom’s hospitalization, and a lot of unknowns, I wanted to give you a little update. Tom had his hernia surgeries yesterday. I sat in the surgery prep area with Tom as nurses came and went asking questions, taking his vitals, and getting him ready.

The anesthesiologist came in, looked over Tom’s blood draw results, and was very concerned with his kidney function. He let us know that Tom is high risk, and rattled off a bunch of potential really horrific things that can happen going under anesthetic and having surgery. My heart sank. Fear whispered in my ear, “something bad is going to happen to Tom“.

Tom was not worried and reassured me that he will be alright. I told fear to take a hike, like forever. The Holy Spirit said to me, “I’ve got Tom. Do not fear“. It was another faith test. I could not see the end result and I was told awful scary things. But God said, “Keep trusting Me“.

The surgeon stepped in the room and went over the anesthesiologist’s serious concerns and asked Tom what he wanted to do. Tom told him that he felt good, and healthy, and that he was ready. The surgery was a success and went better than the surgeon expected. That’s a big praise.

Tom came home last night. There are all sorts of tubes and pumps in his three large incisions. He’s in a lot of pain, no surprise there. He’s been very nauseous and thrown up several times. Sorry if that’s too much info. Gotta keep it real. You have to go through the hard ugly stuff to get to the good.

Today is a new day with new hope just waiting. New opportunities for God’s grace and mercy are here. I’m praying Tom will have less pain today on his path to healing. I’m still praying for his kidneys to completely recover.

The Lord can breathe new life into anything. What appears to be a lost cause can be fertile ground for new life, for hope.

We stand on The Rock. We trust God to completely heal Tom. Through the ups and downs God is faithful. Thank you so much for your prayers!

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13, NIV

Love you all,


19 thoughts on “There’s Always Hope”

  1. I’m so glad Tom’s surgery went well and that God kept reassuring you throughout it. I’ll join you in that prayer that his pain decreases significantly and that Hod brings about complete recovery quickly. Hugs to you, Meghan! 🤗

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  2. Thank you for the update on Tom and how the surgery went. You didn’ t say much about your recovery, but I understand. You’re more concerned with your husband. That’s natural. You are both still on our prayer list and will remain there. God continue to give both of your strength, hope, and blessings along with recovery. You are an inspiration to so many.

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    1. Thank you so much for praying for us!! That’s a huge blessing. I can’t thank you enough. As far as my recovery I am doing well. I had no broken bones or concussion or any serious injury. Just bruising and soreness. God protected me. Thank you for your care and support! God bless you!!

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  3. Just had time to read your blog in it’s entirely, nothing i can say but.
    AMEN !!
    ill continue prayers for Tom and ya’ll ❤🙏

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  4. So thankful!! Continued prayers for your family! Isaiah 54:10 “‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed yet my unfailing love will not be shaken nor my covenant on peace be removed,’ says the Lord who has compassion on you.”

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