"There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul."
*I began writing this post back in November of 2009, but just hadn't posted it yet. Now, instead of just a post about how much I love my friend, I'm asking for your prayers.
Amber and I were mission companions for 12 months of our 18-month missions in Lithuania. That's nearly unheard of. I seriously love her with all my heart. She is one of my very best friends. We have a connection that I don't have with anyone else, which isn't surprising seeing as we spent twelve months, 24 hours a day/7 days a week together and are still the best of friends seven years later!
|Amber and JP. Myrtle Beach, SC. April 2010.|
Tonight, I am soliciting your most earnest, heartfelt, miracle-inducing prayers on her behalf. Amber is in the hospital in a medically-induced coma on medication to cease the recurring seizures she has been having since Saturday. She wasn't feeling well all day long. After coming home from a family birthday dinner for her younger brother, she told her husband she was going to take a quick nap on the bed in the guest bedroom while he put the kids to bed. When he came back to check on her, she was unconscious and unresponsive. Longer story short, she has been in the hospital, intubated in the ICU, since Saturday. Her brain has been in a continuous state of seizure since Saturday. They put her on medication that has finally stopped the brain seizures as of tonight. If she remains seizure-free for six hours they will begin to decrease the dosage and wake her up slowly. Until then it's a slow watch and wait.
Amber is one of the best people I know. Quite honestly, the best and the strongest. She is the most selfless, loving, and kind person I've ever met. The world needs more people like her. The world needs HER. Her husband and her babies need her. Pray for a miracle for Corbin and Kayla, to bring their mom home.
|Amber and JP with kids, Corbin and Kayla. Myrtle Beach, SC. April 2010.|
As myliu tave, Ses. Viskas bus gerai. Bus stebuklas.