I love my Dad's favorite scripture: Alma 37:6-7, "By small and simple things are great things brought to pass.." As a friend mentioned to me today, Who would have thought we would see this scripture really come to life?
Within the past 4 weeks I, and my family, have gone from not taking an eye off of my mom-- anxiously awaiting any movement, an eye twitch, her tongue move, etc. --to listening to her play "Happy Birthday" on the keyboard, talking to us, and eating real food.
"Happy Birthday" by Sister McKee
To see this was, indeed a small and simple thing, but it was such a great, great thing for my Mom. My mom is my hero! To suffer a heart attack and 2 strokes and be able to have the strength and determination to work hard and continue to grow stronger. I don't know how her and my Dad do all they do, but what I do know is that I was blessed with amazing parents.
Chords by Sister McKee
I know that this is just a small step for my mom. She still has a mountain to climb, and I know she will climb it. And she will climb it with a smile! My family and I have been so blessed, and continue to be as we see Heavenly Fathers plan, for us and my mom, unfold each day. Thank you for you all of your prayers. The power of prayer is incredible, and I know that God hears all of those. Thank you for continuing to pray as we all know this is a long journey for Sister McKee. As I left her hospital room last night, she told me, "Drive safe." I'm greatful for the love she shows me, and lessons she teaches even in her hospital bed.
"Let us never despair, for the work in which we are engaged is the work of the Lord. It has been said, “The Lord shapes the back to bear the burden placed upon it." President Thomas S. Monson
"When the Saint go Marching On" by Sister McKee