Monday Night Update

Hi everyone! This is Kendra, writing from my in-laws' beautiful, comfortable motor home in the parking lot of the hospital. What a huge blessing! Tonight when I left Mighty Joe, my sister-in-law the nurse and my brother walked me out, so I felt very safe and loved. Isn't it amazing that Mighty Joe's auntie works here??? God is so, so good to us.

If I could figure out how to post a photo of Joe I took from my phone, I would love to show you how he was sucking a pacifier and looking so good tonight. His facial swelling has decreased significantly over the course of the day, and I felt he looked better even over the last several hours tonight. I love ending his day by singing into his ear and sneaking kisses on his cheek. Not sure if the infectious diseases doctor would approve, but boy do I love those cheeks!

In a reverse of things tonight, it looks as if Mighty Joe is producing too much pee. Not sure what that means for him over the course of the night or tomorrow, but it is something that can be prayed for further.

I have had the lyrics to The Love of God running through my brain today:

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
It goes beyond the highest star,
And reaches to the lowest hell;
The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
God gave His Son to win;
His erring child He reconciled,
And pardoned from his sin.

* Refrain:
Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

When hoary time shall pass away,
And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
When men who here refuse to pray,
On rocks and hills and mountains call,
God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
All measureless and strong;
Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
The saints’ and angels’ song.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.