05 February 2008

a rEaLLy hApPy BiRtH dAy tO mAriE LuiSe...

We all went to the hospital for the 22nd birthday of Marie Luise (her bed number is also 22...funny!!!)...
After all she went through we have even more reasons to celebrate her life ... She's now in a room just waiting to get better and get out... her blood enzyme's level is still too high, around 30.000 , when the normal should be 200 (when she came in she had 57000)... so she needs lots of rest...
And prayers are still welcome as well... thank you for all those who are praying all over the world...
But of course this day was special and we went to celebrate with her and bring some joy to the hospital...

the doctors gave us the waiting room to be with her...we took cake, juice and lots of baloons :-) ... yes, this was in the hospital!!!

We got her presents...lots of chocolate (which she loves), a new pair of shoes that she really needed...
 and this funny joke from Ton :-)

yes, a sarcastic joke, but very funny!!!... a root, nicely disguised (not the one she took, don't worry) !!! she laughed as well... yes, she was able to laugh about the silliness of the whole situation now...
Actually, Ton is a goofy guy !!! Look at him...

Trish (I'm almost sure I spelled her name wrong), Glorie and Lukas... Trish is a friend of Ton who just came saturday from New Zelland... Marie was loking at her very seriously and asked "do I know you?", and we said "what?! You don't remember Trish?!!" ... of course we all started to laugh again, cuz she really didn't know her... we were laughing cuz she couldn't remember any of us except Glorie after she took the root ... yah, now we can laugh about it ...

we laughed a lot playing with baloons too... I laughed so much that my stomach was aching :-) it's good to be a child :-)

and of course, Marie, Gloria and Lukas had to play a game of their favourit card game...they 're always playing this in the land !!!

She also said she learned a new word in portuguese that people are always saying: "Pronto" (which means "ok")

Marie and Gloria, her cousin and best friend !!! So sweet !!!

we asked Marie if she experienced God in a special way and she said something really cool ... she said she asked God why He didn't want her with Him yet...and He told her that He still has things to do through her here in this life :-)...
" I'm so excited" she said, "God must have really cool stuff for me" ... so cool to hear these words... I believe the same !!! and we're all glad she's still with us... her family is also grateful that she is with other Christians and we're taking care of her... but really, God is the one who is taking care of her, wherever she will go, no matter with whom she will be, we're sure she will always be taken care...

We surely had great fun...and Marie was very happy that we went there...
In the end the others left and it was just me , Glorie and Marcia... We prayed for her and Marcia also had this passage from the Bible God shared with her while praying for Marie Luise Psalm 116, and it's like it could have been written by herself in this situation :-)

"I love the LORD, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;
I was overcome by distress and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the LORD:
"LORD, save me!"

The LORD is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.

The LORD protects the unwary;
when I was brought low, he saved me.

Return to your rest, my soul,
for the LORD has been good to you.

For you, LORD, have delivered me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling,

that I may walk before the LORD
in the land of the living.

I trusted in the LORD when I said,
"I am greatly afflicted";

in my alarm I said,
"Everyone is a liar."

What shall I return to the LORD
for all his goodness to me?

I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the LORD.

I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people.

Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of those faithful to him.

Truly I am your servant, LORD;
I am your servant, as was my mother before me;
you have loosed my bonds of affliction.

I will sacrifice a thank offering to you
and call on the name of the LORD.

I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people..."



lisa, far away said...

Amen, girl. He is SO good!

Today I sat on my porch with a young friend named Tait (www.taittanzania.blogspot.com) and she asked me and Heather to explain who Barbara is. How can we explain? But we tried :-)

Love you. Miss you.

emmanuel said...

good to hear that marie is well, credits to god!

really good also to see photos of all the wonderful people. i long to go back to the land!

all the best to you baba!

Anonymous said...

Good to know that your friend Marie-Luise is better.
With God's help, she will get completely fine very soon.

Happy Birthday to Marie.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the portuguese soccer player, made 23 years old today.

Mario Baleizao

jerit&eddy said...

brothagreetings from lisboa.
with u guys on the land
in prayer&praise
...and soon probably
in flesh&blood,

cxp said...

Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY Marie!!! It was on the 5Th of February, really?
Because mine is also on that date!
GREAT time u guys had;).
GOD is so GOoD!!
Baba, drop by my blog, u have an award there, check it out!!

Michael Wirth said...

Cool, das es dir besser geht. Ich freue mich und danke Gott, dass es dir besser geht. Grüße von Michael ^^ denn du nicht kennst.

Da.Es.Mi.Ne said...

hi all...this is a nice wonder. thx to god. we are from germany and miriam schillberg is a very good friend of us. her mother says to us..prayed for this girl and my wife prayed for you. nice nice...god is good. sry..my english is very bad ..iam from eastgermany. ok..be blessed and grettings to miriam...send us your adress please...we have one for miriam...grettings family wirth