On Tuesday, after Moms Group and before Jeremy’s dentist appointment, we drove up to Stony Brook hospital to visit two friends. One was the sister of our dear friend Donna who is battling cancer and the other was our friend Michael Einfeldt. A bout of pneumonia placed him back in the hospital, but when we walked into his room and caught up with Sally, she shared that the X-rays showed that his lungs were clear.
It was really, really good to see Michael and Sally. Michael was pretty sleepy throughout our visit, but we were able to hold his hands and encourage him and pray with him. And we truly loved seeing Sally and hearing all of the exciting updates that are happening at the Einfeldts home.
As of now, foundations are being laid for the Michael’s new room and progress at the house is moving forward. Sally shared that the other day, they were sitting out doors on deck deck when her neighbor realized that one of her plants needed water. When he walked over to water it, he made the coolest discovery: a small, but distinct Cross, laid right into the foundation. Sally said that this area was going to be covered soon, but that she was so happy to have found it before that happened.
In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus tells the story of the wise and foolish builders. He said that listening to His words and putting them into practice was like being a wise man who build his house on a strong foundation. He said that when the storms came, the house would not fall because it was build on a rock.
Michael’s faith was a strong foundation for him all throughout his life. And even though it’s still hard at times to make sense of everything that’s happened, it still gives me great comfort to know that his foundation in Jesus will always be a strength for him and his family. And seeing that cross in the foundation of what is being built at the Einfeldt’s home is a great reminder for us all.
As of this morning, Michael is back at the Rehab. I actually got to see Michael’s dad Mike, who was driving by as I was walking home from dropping Ellee off and he shared this good news with me. While everyone is glad that Michael is out of the hospital, the next focus is on getting Michael home with his family. Please keep praying for Michael and especially for the work that is being done to bring him home. Sally said they would let us know when help is needed but till then we can pray for everything to fall into place.