Mary Margaret Smiley Mary Margaret Smiley

First post: Dec 17, 2020 Latest post: Apr 24, 2021
Mary Margaret began experiencing terrible stomach pains Monday December 14th while subbing at Gainesville High School. She left work early and became sick to her stomach and could not stop vomiting. Jeff drove her to the Gainesville Hospital ER.  After some testing she was diagnosed with an infected gallbladder that they said would require surgery. Gainesville does not do this type of surgery so they began looking to transfer her to another hospital. However, due to the spike in Covid patients a hospital bed was not available anywhere! When the hospital was not locating a bed fast enough several friends snd family with ties to the medical profession began searching for beds in OKC and throughout Texas! Hayden is a first year resident physician at Baylor Scott & White Temple and was able to secure her a bed there. A few more hours passed as transportation was trying to be arranged. Due to fog and misting in the area MM ended up being ambulanced to a Denton Hospital where she was then Careflighted to Temple. She arrived at S&W late Tues afternoon.  MM is very sick.  It is our hope that at the end of this journey we can rejoice at a miraculous healing! God is the one who goes before us. He was not caught by surprise by any of this. He is Faithful and True. His plan is perfect. We do not have to understand, we are to just be faithful praying and petitioning on her behalf. Please join me in doing just that!!
 “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8