Psalm 105:1-2 O Give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk of all his wondrous works.
My husband made the daily drop offs with our sitter before going to work and then visit me at the end of each day before picking up the children. The hospital I was admitted in was midway to his work place; however, the hospital the twins were transferred to( a University Hospital with an intensive care unit specializing in premature babies) was quite a distance the opposite direction. He could only visit the twins on weekends.
I had one more week to remain in the hospital. There was no 36 hour stay and then home in Switzerland. You stayed a whole week! and then with my complications..I was there a total of two and a half weeks. My children missed Mommy, and my husband was becoming weary with so much to care for; he has always been very helpful as a husband and father and very sacrificial with his time. I prayed earnestly for my husband as he was not only taking care of all these needs with the children and myself, but adjusting still to a new location, new job and foreign language. As we talked on each visit we would be hopeful for one another, encouraging to trust the Lord and to wait patiently on the good work...we knew God would perform.
A Hymn: Sweet Hour of Prayer
Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer, That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father's throne Make all my wants and wishes known!
In seasons of distress and grief My soul has often found relief...
And oft escaped the tempter's snare...By thy return...sweet hour of prayer.
My last few days in the hospital; God gave me opportunity to speak with another English speaking nurse. She was from Paraguay. A short one time visit, but how thankful I was for the time to give her my testimony of faith in the Lord Jesus. Another moment of Hope.
Knowing I was to go home soon, my thoughts continually filled with more hope concerning Kathryn. Would she become a Christian and be my needed fellowship for a sister in Christ while living here?
Is it possible Lord? that she will listen? that she will take to heart the blessed peace you have given us and the evidence of your loving care?
Oh, how I prayed for her salvation! to know the LORD Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour..the free pardon of sin...the hope of eternal life..an everlasting joy!
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
I also received one of the greatest gifts at that time in my life. A phone call from Christian friends in the states. Some of the men that had worked with my husband in the U.S. and a fellow brother in Christ got together and purchased an airline ticket for a dear Christian friend of mine. A lady, who at the time was like a mother to me. What joy filled my heart, full of thanksgiving...to the LORD first, and then our friends who so compassionately looked upon our needs. She arrived the day before I went home from the hospital. Oh, how much this helped in so many ways. A friend to talk with, a help with the children and relief for my husband (answered prayer) and the fun for the children having "company". She stayed with us a few weeks.
I Peter 5:7 Casting all our care upon him; for he careth for you.