Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Things got a little more serious as we went over final details with the anesthesiologist. We prayed together as a family and then sent her off with the surgical team. Saying that final goodbye and placing the final kiss on my daughter before she was wheeled out of sight is hard stuff. But I thanked God for the privelege of being in that time and place.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tensions are beginning to mount in anticipation of Therese's upcoming surgery.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
I Corinthians 13:7-8b
Because if the roles were reversed, and I couldn't care for my child anymore, and she was left alone, and was sick, I would want someone to help her.
Because we have been blessed so much in this life, how could we withhold a blessing from someone else?
When Casey and I got married, we picked a Bible verse as our mission statement for our marriage:
From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. Luke 12:48b
Because we know we have been given so very much and we are compelled to share it.
Because I don't want to be the kind of person who sees pain and walks away.
Because I want my kids to be the kind of people who understand what is important in life and have seen what the body of Christ looks like. I want them to say yes to God and be used by God.
Because I don't want my kids to be afraid of pain. I want to them to go near, and persevere, and bring the comfort and love they have been given.
Because I want to see a miracle.
"When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust;
I will not be afraid."
Psalm 56: 10
Friday, April 1, 2011
Let the prayers begin!