Last Summer, the Longley family went to St. Louis for more than a visit with Sweetie Pie (aka Grandma). Katie was scheduled to have two surgeries to improve her eyesight. Katie was functionally blind.
The first surgery worked, but Katie responded badly to the anesthesia. She was thrashing, kicking, screaming, and generally freaking out. We wrestled her to our vehicle with the help of three nurses.
Brenda and I were a wreck.
Before I left the parking garage, I did the only thing that came to mind. I called my life group and asked them to pray.
Just sharing the urgent need and knowing that it would be met with urgent prayer calmed my spirit. Katie fell asleep in her car seat and slept all the way through surgery number two.
On our way home, Katie started to see clearly. Again, one of the first thoughts I had was to call our life group to share our joy.
That’s what Life Groups are all about: sharing the joy and sharing the pain. In other words, doing life together.
If you haven’t found a Life Group, I encourage you to go to the Welcome Center for help in finding one. The relationships you build will be the best part of your worst situations and will make your best experiences even better.