Most of you following our blog know that Patience writes most of the posts here. The reason is obvious, she has a gift for writing and a way with words that is God-given. God has spoken through her writings and has impacted many lives as a result.
It seems lately that God has been opening up doors for her to not only write, but also to speak. A couple months ago she was asked to be an advisor to the Improving Pediatric Critical Care Program at UNC Children’s Hospital. It’s a board of doctors, nurses, administrators, and a couple advisors (Patience being one of them) that speak into the process of improving communication, education, and overall care of the patients and their families while in their stay at the hospital. It has been so awesome to have the opportunity to support and be a part of the place that took such great care of our son Isaac in 2007, and we look forward to seeing what opportunities come out of this ongoing relationship.
Last Friday (February 19) she spoke at the UNC Dance Marathon to over 1,700 college students who were there helping raise money towards grants that would help patients and families in intensive care at the UNC Children’s Hospital. The event raised over $421,000 for the hospital! I was proud of not only the way she shared our story and the mission of that department (the one I mentioned above), but the way she captivated the audience. I love watching God use her so powerfully.
Tomorrow morning (Sunday, February 28) at 11:00am, Patience will be giving the sermon at Plymouth Church in Raleigh. She will be sharing a little bit of our story, but will be mostly sharing a message that’s on her heart, based out of the scripture Isaiah 61:1-3. Good stuff!
It’s so fun to watch God open up doors for her and use her so powerfully. I’m an extremely proud husband and look forward to what God has for her and for us in the future. God is good!