Hand in hand

Today was possibly the first time I’ve ever seen Shahad without a smile on her face. After her catheterisation ablation procedure was finished about 3 o’clock this afternoon, I was finally able to go and see her. She looked completely exhausted and didn’t really feel like talking – miles away from her usual boundless energy. I sat by the bedside as she fell asleep, her hand in mine. Surrounded by the noise of monitors and hospital staff, I was relieved to see Shahad get some rest.

Shahad and her aunt are two really special people. If you’ve been following Shahad’s blog, you’ll have noticed joy is a recurring theme. People can’t help but smile when she’s around. Spending time with both of them has taught me so much about love, joy, creativity and generosity. Actually, I’m in awe when I think of all the ways God’s hand has been at work in their visit here.

After about half an hour, Shahad woke up again. We video called the Jerusalem Shevet family on my phone which cheered her up immensely – it was so good to see that smile back!

Thank God for his faithfulness and his hand on Shahad’s life. Please pray that his health and life will surround her as she recovers.