Naomi is in surgery to get a “g-tube” inserted into her tummy as I write this. This will get the one tube left out of her nose! I’m excited about seeing my baby girl with no tubes going down her throat and/or nose! Once this is done, the doctors will give her a while to heal up and make sure everything is good, then we will be going to an in-patient rehab hospital. I’m very excited about seeing her move her legs now. Last night she was getting a bath in bed from the nurses and was pulling her left leg up, presumably in frustration… they really had her ticked off! Her hair is washed and all of her curls are back in full glory! I walked in during her bath last night and Naomi looked right at Wendy , when I called her name she swiveled her pretty little head and looked right at me. I thought I had seen the beginning of a smile a couple days ago, and last night I know I saw it when she heard my voice. The nurse even saw it and asked… “did she just try to crack a smile?” Either Wendy or I have been in this hospital now 22/7 for three weeks. If not for kicking us out for shift change twice a day for an hour each time, it would be 24/7. We have seen what is happening in Naomi, and our little girl is coming back. Slowly, yes. Surely, yes.
I’m in awe at what God is doing. Proving. I had wondered before why a God powerful enough to hold the keys to life and death would ever want to prove Himself to us. Now I know… it’s to give sight to the blind and sound to the deaf. Strength to the weak and faith to the faithless. Some will continue to refuse the gift, that’s what freewill is all about. Some will look at Naomi’s fantastic and miraculous story and still refuse to believe. I can only wonder how that must make God feel. Some people see Naomi and see a miracle. Some people see only a coincidence. I see the hand of God. In some of my trips to get lunch, I have had the chance to share Naomi’s story with others, waitresses, etc… and some have asked “why would God let something like that happen?” It will never cease to amaze me that two people can look at the exact same identical thing, and yet still see two different things. Well, Wendy and I believe for our Naomi, and I guess in God’s eyes, that’s good enough.