SHE'S HOME!! Praise Jesus that Marlene made it, she went home in the arms of her mother rather than a casket. Her life is a miracle. I am so thankful to the Lord that I got be a part of it these last seven months. We laughed a heck of a lot together and there are so many moments that I will never forget. I don't think this is the of my relationship with Marlene and her family, we will see what the Lord has for our future. Please continue to pray for her as she transitions back home and gets back to "normal" life.
Marlene's journey (PS she is turning six next month):
June 8 - 14lbs, slight kwashiorkor in feet and legs
June 23 - me and Anna were freaking out that night about how chubby she looked :)
July 10 - with Anna
August 9 - Saying goodbye, the day before I left. 20lbs
November 22 - Up to 25lbs!!
January 2 - Incredibly healthy and looking so grown up!! 27.5lbs
January 4 - All dressed up and ready to go home...or so we thought. She ended up staying an extra week. Lucky for me :)
7 months ealier...
January 11 - Official goodbye. 28.5lbs She DOUBLED in size! The Lord is good.
Marlene with her Mama when she was admitted
One of the reasons that made it a lot easier to say goodbye to Marlene is her precious mother. This woman is truly a diamond in the rough. Marlene was always talking about her mom and how she takes her to church and prays with her and how she loves her mom so much and she was always letting me know the next time her mom was coming to visit. She consistently came to see Marlene and words cannot express her excitement whenever she got to see her mom. Please pray for Marlene's mom as she raises her 3 children (Marlene and her older brother and sister) and deals with the loss her youngest, Gethro.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?