Monday, May 09, 2011

26 days

26 days ago my husband could take his little girl dancing.

He could hug his kids, go to work, walk, remember what happened 5 minutes before.
26 days ago Alif was a soccer coach for Caris' indoor soccer team. He was excited about the father/son missions trip to Mexico that was right around the corner.

26 days ago he walked with a bounce in his step.

Today he can't walk. A staph infection took him down in a matter of hours and he's been sick ever since. Very sick. Critically sick.

I'm sure I will eventually process here, pour out our story, fill in the details. For now I just ask that you pray. Please and thank you.


  1. Oh, Emily. I am still praying, my friend. I cannot even imagine the heartache and fear you've been experiencing. It is easy to be full of faith and hope when I'm not the one seeing him in the hospital bed, listening to the doctors, witnessing the changes in his body, experiencing the frantic-ness of the hospital.

    But I'm praying that you can stay hopeful and full of faith, too. I'm praying that Alif will be a miracle, an example of God's mercy and the power of prayer. That his body and mind will come out of this time as whole and able and full of joy and life and laughter as he has always been -- even more so for the gratitude of surviving such an incredible trial.

    I know that there may be a long recovery ahead, but I continue to ask God for complete healing for Alif, for your sake, for your children, and for everyone who loves him and has ever been blessed by his amazing, joyful spirit.

  2. Emily, my heart just aches and breaks for all that you are going through. I think of you so often through the day. Just looking at these pictures of Alif I can see what a beautiful spirit he is. I only met him once, but feel like I know him so much. Thanks so much for stopping by here, so that we could hear your thoughts. You are all in my most heartfelt and earnest prayers. You are so very loved. XXOO.

  3. (((Emily)))

    I feel like I can only say I'm praying a million times but it is so true. We are down on our knees, holding on to our heavenly Father's hem, praying that he heals Alif.

    I wish there was more we could do.

  4. Leah H10:28 AM

    I have been thinking of and praying for your husband, you, and the children since Daisy first announced his illness on her blog. Praying for a miraculous recovery and comfort and hope for you and the children.

  5. Those are beautiful pictures, Emily. My family continues to pray for Alif's healing, and for your whole family. I am so sorry you are going through this.

  6. You know we are praying...and also that we are only a phone call away for whatever you need, my friend...

  7. Emily, I've been receiving updates from mutual friends and just wanted to tell you that I am praying so fervently for healing mercies for Alif...your family has been on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers these past weeks and my hope is that you find some small comfort in knowing that there are so many of us pleading at the throne of our Great Physician on your behalf.

  8. Sweet friend, we're here....your blog readers are anxious to hear the rest of Alif's story...but we'll be here whenever you're ready & have time to write it all out. Still praying for your sweetie!

  9. Praying and praying and praying. (((HUGS)))
    May God return your precious husband to health.

  10. Emily, my family is praying for your family!

  11. Oh Emily, my heart just breaks. These are such sweet pictures. Sweet treasures to hold on to with hope and faith that God will restore Alif's health!! Praying for you all as you endure this insane trial!

  12. Emily,
    Life is so weird and unpredictable. I have no idea what God is going to do with this. I am asking God to get Alif back to you 100%. And God can keep Alif praising and loving and working for the kingdom, here on earth as it is in heaven.
    Love, peace and blessings to you,