Sunday Reflection: Where can I go...?

Friday, May 30, 2014, my thirty-six year old son had a stroke. No matter that he is thirty-six, an adult and hasn’t lived with me in years; he is still my cherished child. The next few months will be difficult for him and us—his family, and we’re not going anywhere.

This is what I believe.

My God is not going anywhere, either. He is bigger than anything on earth. If we don’t understand that, then we don’t know Him. Life tends to hand us crisis and circumstance on a regular basis, but this I know. God is always a breath away from me, comforting through spirit, loving on my soul and nurturing the process of healing. We are never alone!

"Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:7-16 (NIV)

Prayers and faith are needed for my little boy.


  1. oh wow Teresa I am so sorry to hear this. Best wishes for a full recovery. Please keep us updated!!!

  2. Teresa, so very sorry for hear about your son. Hold to your faith, my friend. Sending you positive and healing thoughts, virtual hugs, love and prayers.

  3. So sorry to hear this. It has to be difficult for you, him, and the rest of the family. And so young for a stroke. I pray for his recovery. God is there. The Psalm you quoted is a powerful one.

    Tossing It Out

  4. Sorry to hear it indeed, that is awful no matter the age, but at such a young age too. Hopefully a speedy recovery comes due

  5. So sorry your son is going through this. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. That is definitely a very young age, but we live in a world where medical professionals can do amazing things.

  6. I'll say a prayer for your son. He's only a year younger than I am. You're strong (as a woman and in your faith).

  7. This is such a tragedy for you. I just went through a similar experience in November, so I truly know what you're experiencing. My thoughts are with you and your son.

  8. Dear Teresa ... this obviously is such a trauma for you all - more specifically for your son and his wife ... the good thing is - is that we know so much more now-a-days to help him recover .. and the brain does recover significantly over time.

    For now it's the shock and adapting to such a challenging situation for you all .. being with him and sharing his ups and downs as his body and mind adjust to some losses ... but also the gains, as your post tomorrow mentions.

    My thoughts are with you and big hugs and much love - Hilary


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