Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Prayers Still Needed for Amber.

*An update from yesterday's post on my friend, Amber.

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As you can imagine, Amber is about all I can think about right now. I have been praying nearly non-stop. I feel peace, meaning, I know that Amber is in Heavenly Father's hands. I know that Heavenly Father loves her. I choose to have faith in Him. I'm certainly anxious to hear about a change, but for now, things remain virtually the same.

The doctors have put Amber in a medically-induced coma to stop her constant unexplainable seizures and to keep her brain completely flatlined. In two days, they will try to bring her out of it. Keep those good thoughts and prayers coming her way. It's a watch and wait at this point. Thank you for your concern. It means a lot to me and to her family.

Amber taught me how truly powerful faith can be. I have a wooden plaque in my room, just above the doorframe which reads simply, Faith. Amber made that for me. She is a powerful believer, an extremely faithful person who is completely in tune with the Spirit. Every time I look at that plaque, I am reminded of our Heavenly Father's miraculous power and the power we have when we put our trust in Him.

Amber, Emery (me), and Brooke. KlaipÄ—da, Lithuania. August 2003.

Hundreds, if not thousands, literally around the world, are praying for a full recovery for Amber. For peace, comfort, and strength for JP and the family. We plead that He will allow her to remain with us, with her husband and her children. That He will heal and protect her mind. That He will fully heal her. The Lord is bound to answer the prayers of the righteous when they are asked in faith. And this is the righteous desire of our hearts.

I believe Amber will pull through this. I have to believe this. She would want me to. She is just sleeping and boy, if I know Amber, she will have a story to tell when she wakes up! A story that will give you goosebumps and blow your mind with intensity. This girl is already so close to the Spirit with a thinner veil into the Spirit World than most people ever know in this life. I can only imagine what she's experiencing right now. The veil is likely much thinner for her right now, while she's sleeping. And like my friend Kristine said, "probably with good reason." There is something she needed to experience with all this. Something that will allow her to come back and share wisdom and knowledge with the rest of us. She is truly amazing!

Amber and JP, with Corbin and Kayla. August 2009.

My faith is strong. If this is Heavenly Father's will, Amber will fully recover and will live as a testament of His miraculous power and the miraculous power we can have when we join forces with Him in faith and prayer. I am praying in faith for a miracle and I know you are too. Your prayers have already been felt by me and by her other friends and family.

The doctors are taking care of her. But doctors do not know everything; they don't know why this is happening to a perfectly healthy 30-year old woman. They can only make their best guesses. And even they admit to seeing miracles every day.

My new mantra in life is "Expect a Miracle" or EAM. I am expecting one.
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3 comments:

Luhi said...

God bless. I am praying.

The Tesimales said...

Thank you so much for updating. I don't know you, but we are friends of Amber's and have been wanting to hear some updates. So thank you so much for sharing. She is such a beautiful person and we are praying for her and her family.

Kait said...

This was very wonderfully expressed. I echo everything you've said. Amber is the closest person I've ever met to the spirit too. I was so wonderfully uplifted every time I entered her house. I'm so grateful to Heavenly Father that I was able to be her visiting teacher. She used every moment to teach. I heard tell that her relief society lessons were, as I can imagine, beautiful (I was in primary so I never got to hear one unfortunately!) Thank you for keeping up this blog!

Kaitlin Smith