It's like the game on that Japanese game show where the contestants are trying to make it to the top of the grease-covered mountain and these humongous balls come randomly rolling down. There is no way to predict what is next or what it will do to you....some balls injure, some knock you flat, some knock you off. It's impossible to know how the game will end. But, I'm putting on my helmet, stretching out, and yelling "arragotchee" (the contestants yell something and pump their fist over their head before they begin. I can't remember the actual word in Japanese...I made that one up.) All this to say that the rollercoaster of good news/bad news sucks, but that sweet face is always worth it!
God continues to bless us richly in the midst of sadness. We are so thankful for the sweet, loving way that Lilah is cared for by her doctors and nurses. These people are amazing-they are kind and compassionate and friendly faces in the storm. Lilah's doctors are hers because they 'happened' to be on-call when the crisis broke:)...a reminder to us of His sovereignty. I'm sure it sounds crazy, but He has given us a great joy in this time as well. The Lord is teaching us what truly matters...and there is a lot of freedom there--freedom to let all the other "stuff" go. Most importantly, He gives us hope. A hope to experience His goodness in this life, and the promise of restored, everlasting life.
Here is how you can pray:
1. We are traveling! I'm so excited...it feels really 'normal' and I can't wait spend Christmas
with my family and have a change of scenery. Pray for health for all of us and a peaceful visit.
2. That she is comfortable. It's sad enough that she has all these problems, but it kills us that
she could be in any pain/discomfort (from lung issues, reflux, etc.)
3. For our insurance to approve a nurse to help on occasion. It stresses me out to
think we are the only ones who can care for her and it's more than a 'babysitter' could handle.
Paul and I are humbled by so many of you who have been praying for Lilah and our family. Thank you, thank you, thank you!