Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Day 21: Waiting

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While we anxiously await the date for my nephew’s surgery we are fragile. We are feeling God’s peace from all of your prayers, which is a tremendous blessing, but it’s like living in a hyper-aware state where even loud noises cause us to tremble.

There is a genetic component to congenital heart conditions so my sister found out yesterday while in Little Rock they will do an echo on Sadie and a fetal echo on Millie. Please be in prayer for the girls as well as Jett, as he will have an additional CT scan on his pre-op day.

God’s peace is so obvious that we have fears people will stop praying when they see we are “doing all right.” Please keep praying and adding this family to prayer lists please. Your prayers are what are sustaining us.

We also ask for prayers for the Roark family as Casey’s son has an important checkup today at Children’s. She has been such a blessing to spend time preparing us for what to expect during the week-long stay at ACH. She has also helped with tips on how to talk to Jett about the surgery which Becky and Travis are waiting to do until it is closer to the date. There is no reason to have him be anxiously waiting with us.

As I continue to process all of the events of the last few months, God gave us a gift of an answered prayer for a family yesterday. His timing is perfect so we are trusting and believing it for ourselves as well.

Many thanks and love to you all for your encouragement! You do not know how much it helps my sister to hear from you all and know that you are thinking of her and her family.

I know I used this verse already during a divine moment from God that I did not plan, but it's worth posting again:

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:26-28

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