Love Is Not Letting Someone Go It Alone

I’m happy to report that Sara is out of surgery and in recovery at the moment. We received so many prayers, encouraging emails, and expressions of love from so many of you. Thank you so much. I spoke to her two surgeons and they both couldn’t be more pleased with how the process went and are hopeful that she will have a smooth recovery. She has to stay overnight in the hospital and gets to go home tomorrow morning! Yeah! I’m going to stay with her tonight because Sara’s family has a long-standing tradition that no one should have to spend the night alone in a hospital. I’m going to honor that tradition and hang out with my Babe! That should be fun since neither of us slept well last night——Sara because she was concerned about surgery, and me because Sara was concerned about surgery and didn’t want to be alone!

Love is not letting someone go through pain alone. I have been often blessed by that definition of love. It started back when I was going through a painful betrayal by a colleague in ministry. One of my best friends dropped out of the fellowship about that time, but suddenly reappeared as the process reached it’s most painful. When I asked him where he’d been, he told me he could see the handwriting on the wall and knew the conflict was coming. Having been through it himself he said he just couldn’t bear watching me go through it. “But you came back,” I said, “for the worst of it.”

“I know,” he answered. “As much as I couldn’t bear to watch you go through it, it was worse to think of you going through it alone.” So cool. That’s what come passion is: “to come to passion”, in the Old English sense——to rush into suffering to help alleviate the pain.

I’ve already hired to grandgirls to do dog-sitting for us tonight so Sara won’t worry about them either!

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  1. Tina Sereno December 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Wayne and Sara,

    I am so glad to hear that Sara’s surgery went so well. I love that you are by her side throughout this process. It is a blessing to see Jesus in action through
    His children.

  2. Tina Sereno December 1, 2012 at 6:42 am

    My last comment went out before I finished. I love your definition of love. Jesus is right there, closest to us in our our worst pain. But it helps to have brothers and sisters by our side in the midst of our pain.

    I can’t tell you how much you and Sara minister to me with your being vulnerable to share your hearts and struggles and how you work together with God through them. Truly shows the depth and care of your relationship and endearment to each other. I am touched. Thank you so much for your openness and willingness to share. It’s rare. A pearl of great price. I appreciate all that you and Sara do for the Body of Christ. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    Tina

  3. Claire Demetre December 1, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Your life and words are an inspiration. Keep sharing about the greatest gift of all “LOVE”.

  4. Tina Sereno December 1, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Wayne and Sara,

    I am so glad to hear that Sara’s surgery went so well. I love that you are by her side throughout this process. It is a blessing to see Jesus in action through
    His children.

  5. Tina Sereno December 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

    My last comment went out before I finished. I love your definition of love. Jesus is right there, closest to us in our our worst pain. But it helps to have brothers and sisters by our side in the midst of our pain.

    I can’t tell you how much you and Sara minister to me with your being vulnerable to share your hearts and struggles and how you work together with God through them. Truly shows the depth and care of your relationship and endearment to each other. I am touched. Thank you so much for your openness and willingness to share. It’s rare. A pearl of great price. I appreciate all that you and Sara do for the Body of Christ. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

    Tina

  6. Claire Demetre December 1, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Your life and words are an inspiration. Keep sharing about the greatest gift of all “LOVE”.

  7. Penny Dugan December 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Hope Sara and You are recovering fast! Thanks for sharing, it is so true why I do what I do, nobody should have to die or go through things alone! Glad you are supported, you sure are loved. Had about 2 hr skype with Mark and company today. Liked the couple and well….. we’ll see. My story is His story, and I hope He shines through. He is the Glory in my life story. (didn’t mean for that to ryhme).

    Love to you both,
    Penny

  8. Penny Dugan December 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Hope Sara and You are recovering fast! Thanks for sharing, it is so true why I do what I do, nobody should have to die or go through things alone! Glad you are supported, you sure are loved. Had about 2 hr skype with Mark and company today. Liked the couple and well….. we’ll see. My story is His story, and I hope He shines through. He is the Glory in my life story. (didn’t mean for that to ryhme).

    Love to you both,
    Penny

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