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Ladies and Gents we have happy news, and I have no doubt your prayers and the power of our God are the reason for it.
In my last post I shared with you the news our specialist gave us about Mabee's heart and the stress it was under. Whether it was due to the genetic abnormality or pressure from her very enlarged kidney, we don't know, but her heart was working too hard and fluid built up around it.
We went to the doctor a few days ago and through ultrasound he noticed the fluid is back to normal levels! We are so happy to share this news, and this victory with you! Thanks so much to everyone who is partnering with us.
In the past I've called this "our struggle" and "our journey", but the more I think about it, it's just life. Joy and I are seeing the Body of Christ working the way it was designed to, with people bringing us meals, prayer groups when we are at worship, and an unnumbered group of prayer warriors petitioning God on our behalf every day.
I've also noticed another prayer being answered. One of my main requests to God, and it took time to become an honest prayer, is that he be glorified through this. And I've got to say that we are watching people all over, friends and family, and people we don't even know, who share with us the new depth and understanding of God and how he loves. It sounds weird to say, but I am truly humbled that He has given us the opportunity to share Him through our pain and struggle.
To all of the many people who have sent prayers for Mabee's prayer box, thank you; to the 50 women who took part in the baby shower on Saturday, you were a real encouragement to Joy and the other women present; to the men who set aside time to have breakfast with me on Saturday morning, I was uplifted. God is working. He is making all of us better by learning his love.
My Prayer For Today:
God, I'm encouraged right now, and it's not by anything I've done. But I'm watching your work through the hands of your people, whether they know they are doing your work or not. Thank you for the family of neighbors and friends you have put in our life.
Thursday we go back to the doctor and I ask you to impress the doctors with Mabee's growth and stamina. I'm scared to have a handicapped child, but God, I'm learning to not worry about the future. You are teaching us to live one day at a time. We can't control the future, but you can. Please continue to grow us every day and continue to grow our patience and peace.