Monday, May 31, 2010
Having had to deal with colds got me thinking of how often we take our health for granted. If any of you are at all like me, you never really think of how you're feeling unless you are sick. And is it not that way with so many of God's blessings to us, we don't really notice, and we hardly ever think to say thank you for all that we have been given, but as soon as our world is shaken, even a tiny bit we start to worry and complain, asking God why He did this to us. I have often wondered to myself if God does take things away from us just to see if we will then remember from who we have received these gifts and if it will then cause us not only to be more thankful, but also to encourage us live each day praising Him for all that He has done for us.
Andrew will always be the perfect example to me, all through my pregnancy with him I always thought about having a "healthy" baby, sure in the back of your mind you do carry some, "what ifs", but you never think of them for to long, Until God blesses you with a special baby that needs extra care and love right from the start. But did God send us Andrew to us so that we would learn to trust Him more? Did He see that some where down life's road we would need to have a strong and solid relationship with Him and He wanted to strengthen it now? We will never know why we have to travel this road, we only know that God has a very good reason, and we want to make sure that we don't miss out on it. God has given us such a sweet blessing, we are still amazed at the love that we have for our son, and we do not want to take any kind of blessing for granted! God knows what He is doing, we just want to make sure we will be ready at all times to be a part of whatever it is!
So as I carry on with my day and continue to cough and listen to Andy cough and keep on wiping noses, I want to praise my Lord for the beautiful son that He has given to us, for the health that we hope to soon enjoy again, for the love that so richly flows from above and that we serve a God that gives and takes away, so that we will continue to remember how blessed we are! We truly do serve an awesome God, may we never forget to praise Him!!
Bless the LORD oh my soul and all that is in me bless HIS HOLY name.
Bless the LORD oh my soul and forget not all HIS BENEFITS.
WHO FORGIVETH thine iniquities, WHO HEALETH all they diseases.
WHO REDEEMETH thy life from destruction, WHO crowneth thee with LOVING KINDNESS and TENDER MERCIES.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Once again we are asking you to pray for us as we go into the city on Friday, we are going to meet with a cancer specialist, I do not know what the plan is for Andy, how many tests ect... he will have to go through, we only know that God will not lead where He will not be with us.
We are so thankful that we have a heavenly Father that holds us in His hands and will never let us go, no matter what happens, He is in control!! I have been asked by some how we are handling the MRI results and I can truly say that I am at peace, Josh has been helping me grow through this experience since the morning we headed into the hospital, and honestly not much surprises me anymore! Yes I do think about it from time to time but really as Josh has said over and over, God is in control and worrying about it does not change what He is going to do, it only makes it harder for me to live with it. Thank you God for the wonderful husband that I have!!
I would not be where I am today without you Dear!
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The MRI on the other hand is a different story. Andrew`s Doctor called on Thursday and told us the lump in his neck has gotten bigger, so he is making an appointment for us to see a cancer care specialist as soon as possible. We do not know if it is cancer but we are hoping that this specialist will be able to tell us. The Doctor also told us that babies with 22 q deletion syndrome have a much higher risk of getting tumors so once again it looks like our little guy might be going through surgery, we don`t know why God is leading us down this road, or what lies at the end but we do know that we will trust Him no matter what, for He always knows whats best.
I also want to apologize for not posting sooner as I said I would, our truck got broken into and our laptop got stolen so therefore I have not gotten to this sooner, that is also the reason that this post has no pictures, I had no back up disks or flash drives so all our pictures are gone. But thanks to my sister and sister in law, blogging and scrapbooking we still have pictures to look at and now I will just get busy and take more!
Speaking of pictures Megan did Andrew`s 6 month photo shoot today (already)!! so I will be posting those pictures shortly.
Once again we want to say thank you for all the prayers, we really felt God`s presence with us and we know that no matter what happens He knows what is best and we know whom to trust!
O come let us sing unto the Lord, let us make a joyful noise unto the rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. Psalm 95:1-3
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
For the which cause I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have comitted unto Him against that day. 2 Timothy 1:12