April 5, 2012


The journey that lies before us is long and uncertain.
We (and they) do not have many answers yet.  Time will tell.
God knows the beginning from the end ~
What a blessing this knowledge is!  Our times are in HIS Hands.

We were allowed to bring Austin 
HOME yesterday!

He is very weak.  He has to take things slowly.

We still have to wait and see what these meds will do.
We still need an MRI to know the extent of the damage.

But, he is HOME!  And we are excited!

God has graciously answered many prayers
in the affirmative.  We are so thankful!

Eleven days ago we didn't know if we would
ever have him home again.

By God's Grace, HE enabled us to take things
one day at a time.  When I began imagining things
beyond the day we were in, I couldn't bear it.  We aren't meant to.

God's Grace is there for Just. This. Day.

How precious these things are. We have so often taken
so many things for granted.  How easy it is to think
that things will go on and on in the same way forever.
It's rarely the case.

Each day is precious.

As Christians, we ought to live in the moment.
With the LORD.  Enjoy the blessings that God gives.
Rejoice in HIM!  And live for HIM.

HE is perfect.  HE never changes.
HE does all things well.  We rest in HIM!

Thank you to each one of you who has kindly left notes
of encouragement, and extended your friendship
in a miriad of ways.  And for praying!

If the Lord should bring us to mind in the next while,
would you please continue to pray?
Thank you so very, very much!

We believe that Our Great God is able to do amazing things.
Whatever HE chooses to do ~ It will be for our good,
and for HIS glory.  Of this, we are certain.

May we live this out.  Moment by moment.
By HIS Grace.

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint."  Isaiah 40:31

Many Blessings!
With Love, Camille

**If you have missed the previous posts in this journey,
and would like to read them...Please ~
Click here for the first, Click here for the second, and
Click here for the third.


Misty said...

So glad that you got to bring your son home..Praying for you and your family.

Heather said...

Beautiful Friend,

Your faith leads me to a greater faith myself. I know this is your prayer in everything you write. He uses you and it's working :) I continue to weep with you and I am praying for complete recovery, although I know that you are opening your heart to whatever the Lord's will is for Austin's life. May He grant a miracle!

Love, Heather

Nadine said...

Dear Camille,

I am so happy that Austin was able to come home from the hospital!
We are praying for a good recovery & good health for him!
Take care my friend!


Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Camille,
I"m so happy that you have Austin at home :) :) Home is always such a comforting place...and I'm praying that being at home will help in his recovery/feeling better!!! Keep us updated. Thanks for letting me pray for Austin, for you, and the rest of the family :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Unknown said...

Praise the Lord for Austin being home! We are praying for him daily. I am praying for you, Austin, and your whole family multiple times a day...whenever the Lord lays you on my heart!

I love you my friend and I am lifting you up in prayer and love from my little plot on this earth.

You Can Call Me Jane said...

Oh, how I am celebrating with your family! Austin, I'm so glad you're home surrounded by your family. You come to my mind many times each day!

Camille said...

Misty ~ Thank you so much! It's lovely to think that even though we have never met, you are caring for us in this way. :)

Dear Heather in Canada ~ Thank you for your kind words my friend. The LORD is truly so good to us, and HE does all things well. May HE be glorified in all we do and say. I appreciate you! :)

Dear Nadine ~ How wonderful it is that you have been praying for us...thank you so much my friend! What a blessing it is to know you. :)

Dear Heather in CA ~ Thank YOU for your prayers and for your kind and encouraging words my friend. They have been a great blessing to us all! :)

Dear Jenn ~ Your words are so encouraging. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your friendship and for your prayers. The LORD is Good! :)

Dear Jane ~ Thank you so much for faithfully remembering us as well...the LORD has truly been carrying us through! I'm glad to call you friend. :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
I am thankful for you all!
With Love,

Hopes Handcrafts said...

I am rejoicing with you over Austin's discharge and I continue to pray for you all as you trust in Him and enjoy each day He gives you together!

Patty said...

So glad you are all home together! I will continue to pray for Austin and your family. Blessings.

Lisa said...

Thank you for taking the time to post an update. We have been praying for Austin and your family, and we will definitely continue to do so.

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Praising God that Austin is home with you. Will keep him in our prayers and thanks for the update! Hugs! God is good and faithful and loves his children. Remember He is our friend as well. :0)

Intentional Living Homestead said...

So thankful and praising God with you and your family that you were able to bring Austin home.

Will continue to pray for healing and peace. I cannot even imagine. But I needed to read this post as a reminder to appreciate every single minute of our lives with our family and friends...and may I serve God with every part of my being.

Sending many hugs and prayers your way.

Maryann said...

So happy to see Austin home with his siblings...what a joy!
How often has my mind raced ahead to all the what if's in the future but it's like you said God gives us grace for today, praying that God will give you abundant grace for each day and remember he promise new mercies each morning Lam 3:22-24
You and your family will continue to be in my prayers

Camille said...

First, I'd like to address Misty from the last batch of comments ~ I neglected to address you as *dear*...it was not an intentional thing! So sorry!

Dear Julia ~ Thank you so much my friend...you are a blessing to me! :)

Dear Patty ~ I'm so thankful for your friendship and for your prayers...blessings to you! :)

Dear Lisa ~ It has been such a comfort to know that the LORD's people are praying...thank you so much my friend. :)

Dear Becky ~ Where would we be without the LORD? I cannot even comprehend it! Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement. :)

Dear Connie ~ Thank you my friend. The LORD is so good to us, isn't HE? Blessings to you! :)

Dear Maryann ~ I appreciate you my friend. Thank you so much for praying and for pointing me to God's Word...Truth! :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
With Love,

♥ my diary♥ said...

nice post thanks for sharing...looking for to visit more...blessings

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I love you! I love your heart. I love your faith. God is so good and you are shining.

I rejoice that you have your son back home with you. What a reunion that must have been.


Camille said...

Dear Soraya ~ Thank you for stopping by...it's lovely to hear from you. :)

Dear Stacie ~ Thank you for all your sweet encouragement my friend. The LORD is Good. HE truly does all things well. I continue to pray for you! :)

In HIS Love,

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

Rejoicing that Austin is home with you all. We are continuing to pray for him for healing and that God would continue to use this time to speak of His glory to those around you. As I've prayed over the last couple of weeks for you all, I've come back to that again and again. God is speaking to those that are lost and searching around you all in so many ways at this time.

Those pictures of your four are such a delight.


Pat Mackesy said...

So glad to know that Austin is home! Lifting all of you to the Father. Thanks for sharing this part of the journey with us, Camille.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm so grateful to the Lord that you were able to bring Austin home. There is nothing like someone's absence to realize how much we take for granted. We are living out what you wrote day by day as we deal with our own difficult situation. We are truly learning to live for today only. Your post so resonates! I love you and I continue to pray for healing for Austin and strength for you all as you walk this unexpected journey. May you find strength and mercy in the pain. Love you, my friend!


Terri said...

So thankful you have him back home! I continue to pray. Much love to you!

Camille said...

Dear Heather in AZ ~ Thank you so much for your encouraging words...may the LORD truly be glorified! HE alone is worthy! :)

Dear Pat ~ We so appreciate the fact that you have been praying for us and for the yummy food! Thank you SO much! :)

Dear Jackie ~ How wonderful it is to know that the LORD leads and is IN the journey with us. I am praying for the situation you find yourselves in too...the LORD is Good. HE will give grace each and every day. Continue to look to HIM my friend. Love to you! :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
In HIS Love,

Camille said...

Dear Terri ~ Sorry I missed responding to you just now my friend....I was typing out my last comment. :) Thank you SO much for praying and for your kindness to our family at this time. The LORD truly is Good!

With Love to you!

Wanting What I Have said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! We are rejoicing with you, thanking God for his sustaining mercies and grace...always, always sufficient. And we pray for the days and weeks and months ahead. To God be the glory!

PippaDavies said...

Wow Camille you have your precious young man home! Praise God for His mercies and we will continue to lift up Austin to the Lord in the coming days. I hope you find some time to rest and be still for a while. It has been a rough couple of weeks for all of you. How lovely that you had a little party for him and celebrated his homecoming! You are blessed indeed! Much love and hugs to you, Pippa

Camille said...

Dear Jennifer ~ We are so thankful that the LORD has given us more time with our precious Austin. HE has been so gracious to us. Thank you SO much for praying my sweet friend! I'm still praying for you too. Much Love to you! :)

Dear Pippa ~ I appreciate you very much my friend. Thank you SO much for praying for us...the LORD is Good! I continue to pray for you as well. Much Love to you! :)

With Love to you both!

Rhonda Schrock said...

Wonderful news! So glad you have your boy home. May He guide your every step (I know He will), my friend.

Anonymous said...

Oh! I'm so glad to hear that you could bring your boy home. The pictures of your children all together brought tears to my eyes. God is SO good! We will continue to pray for healing and peace.


Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
Praise the Lord!! What a wonderful God we serve. He knows all things and it's such a blessing to be able to trust in Him. We are so glad that Austin is home. We will continue to pray for you all!!
In His Grace,

Mavis said...

Welcome Home Austin! :)

Camille said...

Dear Rhonda ~ Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement my friend...the LORD is SO Good! :)

Dear Lisa ~ How wonderful to know that so many have been praying...thank you! It's lovely to think that even those we have never met have been lifting us up to the Throne of Grace. The LORD truly has blessed us beyond measure. :)

Dear Sandy ~ Thank you for praying my sweet friend...and for visiting Austin in the hospital...that was so special!! We will be praying for you as well. Yes, indeed...the LORD is Good! :)

Dear Mavis ~ Thank you SO much! We are SO thankful that he is home! Blessings to you! :)

Many Blessings to you each one!
With Love,

Jill said...

The power of prayer! How wonderful it truly is! I have been behind in my blog visits but I couldn't wait to stop by here and see if there were updates. I am sitting here with glistening eyes and a smile that he is home!!! Continuing to pray but I feel so good about his prognosis. Faith, love and optimism.... can't go wrong. Many blessings to you all!


Camille said...

Dear Jill ~ The road ahead appears to be a long one...but, we know that the LORD has everything working according to HIS plan. We rest in HIM. And we are SO pleased that for this day HE has allowed us to have Austin with us at HOME!! Thank you for your sweet friendship.


A Daughter of the King said...

It is always good to move forward in faith, love, hope, joy and strength.

Camille said...

Dear Daugher of the King ~ Yes, by God's Grace! Thank you for stopping by. :)