Sunday, August 07, 2011

What do you do when there's nothing you can do?

I'm not in control. I hate this feeling. My friend's husband is in ICU on life support. He's making progress, they're saying he'll make a full recovery, but as recently as two days ago they thought he would die.

I'm a fixer, I like fixing things, making it better, but what do you do when there's nothing you can do, because you're 2000 miles away?

I've found two answers:

1) Keep praying.
2) Keep the world flat. When my friend sends a text with updates, I've posted those on her FB wall and tagged her husband, so all their friends can read the news. It's not much, but it's what I can do.

This morning during church I found out another friend is sick and was just airlifted to Mayo ICU. I don't know her story, not sure what's going on.

I updated my FB status: "No one else is allowed to get sick!"


Nicole said...

I will pray too, right now, for both of your friends!

lynnea said...

Seriously. I start feeling better then someone else gets pneumonia. Enough! Stop it! Just be healthy.

For some reason, my yelling isn't helping the situation. "WHat do you do when there's nothing you can do?"