Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I have so much to write about, but the kids have been sick for a couple weeks, and now I have it! (Thank you, Lord, for letting me take care of them before I got it!)

So, I will write when I have the ability to think and I'm not in pain. Please, let it be soon!


Friday, February 15, 2008

The heavens are Yours, the earth
also is Yours;
The world and all its fullness, You
have founded them.

Psalm 89:11

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Evynn is not my little shopper. While in our local Superstore the other day, we made it to the bread aisle when she exclaimed, ‘This is NOT so wonderful!’ Today, once again in a supermarket, she begged me as we neared the frozen chicken, ‘Get me out of here!’.

I relate so much with that child! There have been so many times lately when I’ve thought those very same words. There have been occasions where things have not been so wonderful, and situations where I prayed for God to get me out of there! Sigh.

Unlike poor Evynn in the supermarket, my circumstances have thankfully been out of obedience to what God has called me to do. He’s called me to places where I’m uncomfortable and uneasy. He’s called me to places where my pride is assaulted, and my ego is battered. It’s when I can look back where I’ve been that I can be grateful that He didn’t allow me to back out, or run to what appears effortless. It’s only through stretching that we can reach beyond our expectations of ourselves.

If you’re finding God calling you to do something that you think you can’t do, rest assured that you can. As I’ve heard once or twice, if God brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it. And that includes the unfamiliar.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Yes, God said ‘all’.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

You rule the raging of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.

Psalm 89:9

Monday, February 11, 2008

May He grant you according to
your heart's desire,
And fulfill all your purpose

Psalm 20:4

Sunday, February 10, 2008

In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:6

Thursday, February 07, 2008

I just heard from Jillian's mom. Her surgery was a success at just under 3 hours and she is home and recovering.

Children are so resilient. With Rhyan's first implant, she was up every 2-3 hours requiring pain meds the night following the procedure, and by the next evening no one would have guessed she had just had major surgery (major to me anyway!!).

I'll keep you posted on Jillian's progress as I'm updated by her mommy. As it stands, in four weeks baby Jillian will hear her mommy's voice for the first time ever. And their world will be forever changed.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Our original candidate for the Cochlear Implant was a little girl named Jillian. Gratefully, she was approved by her insurance and never needed outside assistance. Today she is going in for surgery, and it brings back such a flood of emotions. The fear and uncertainty of the surgery was with us during both of Rhyan's surgeries. However, as He always does, God gave us strength and peace beyond understanding. It was on the way home, both times, that it really began to sink in. My baby was going to hear. The hard part was over, now we wait for her to hear our voices. I don't think there's anything that I can compare that to.

I pray for a successful surgery for Jillian and peace for her mommy and daddy. Tonight might prove to be difficult in dealing with the after effects from surgery, but with the dawn comes a whole new look on life.

I believe it's like that in life. God performs surgery on us every day. With our thoughts and our beliefs. He takes things away and calls us to be obedient by giving up things that we don't want to give up. But, as painful as it is for a time, the dawn comes with a whole new look on life. We are different. We are closer to Him. And with that closeness comes the ability to hear.

I pray today for Jillian's surgery, and for the peace today to give way to the excitement and awe tomorrow of what this new life will bring. I pray the same for you.

In His Love,


Sunday, February 03, 2008

We went to Blue Springs yesterday and saw the Manatee. They are such amazing creatures. It is so neat to see how creative God is!

We still haven't heard anything about our little candidate. However, I will continue to wait on God and listen for His voice. His timing is perfect. His ways are perfect. That's all I need to know :)

Lots of love.