It’s hard to imagine that it’s March already. And with the coming of the new month, marks nearly two months since our friend Michael’s accident. Looking back through old files I was able to uncover some pictures from an old Turkey Bowl a few years back.
Michael loved a good game of Flag Football as much as anyone in our Youth Group. And so of course he showed up early Thanksgiving morning to come and play. Two things should be noted in this picture. One, the color of the sweatshirts. March is affectionately known for its ties with St. Patricks Day and so these pictures of Michael wearing Kelly Green caught my eye. Sarah’s told me a few times it’s Michael’s favorite color so seeing him all decked out in green made me smile. And secondly? The Einfeldt stare, of course.
It was a great day for football, at least from these pictures.
And whereas I personally don’t know too much about football (besides the fact that my husband loves the game) I can make a few observations about how the game went. As with all games, there were ups…
And then those moments before the inevitable downs.
But in the end, it didn’t really matter who won or lost because what was most important was being surrounded by those amazing people that you love. And playing with people who are willing to come to the Turkey Bowl all decked out in green morph suits?
Well, that’s just the icing on the cake, of course.
I’m writing late again. And from what I know, if everything is as planned, in the early morning hours, Michael will be going in for his third external drain surgery. A few days ago, I met the incredible surgeon who will be performing the procedure. He seemed quite confident that changing the location of the current drain would help to clear up the infection that is currently showing up. So we can trust and pray for his hands to be steady and skilled as he works to help Michael.
And ultimately we can know that God will be with Michael through this next surgery. Psalm 5:11 says, “Let all who take refuge in you be glad. Let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”
It’s a comforting thing to know that God will spread his protection over Michael throughout his surgery. And this is what we will pray today.
Jeremy and I enjoyed a quick visit up to see Michael this afternoon. Michael was sitting in his special hospital chair when we arrived and he was looking quite well today. He was focusing on us as we talked with him and seemed to be moving his head in little movements more as well. My heart continues to be glad and rejoice for these little blessings. I know that God is working great things in Michael and pray that He will continue to do more and more every day. Again, please keep Michael in your prayers as he has surgery and recovers throughout the day. Thank you so much!