Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Lord is good and He continues to bless us beyond what we hope or imagine.

The birthday girl had a cardiology appointment today. She has oodles of appointments, but this is the appointment. The one that really matters. In the early weeks and months after she got sick we has so many 'bad news' appointments--appointments where we would hear that she had developed a new problem, needed more medicine, or had fluid around her heart. Often, we'd be 'blind-sided'....feeling like she was doing well and hearing otherwise. Even though Lilah has many concerning 'health issues', her heart is the biggest and the scariest for us.

Her amazing cardiologist reiterated Lilah's "miracle girl" status today....telling us her heart was doing so well that she could discontinue 3 of her medications!!! Actually, Dr. Bremer felt like the only cardiac drug she needed right now was a blood pressure medication. I am speechless!! The problems with her heart are not small ones, and the fact that it is functioning well, allowing her to grow, learn, play-- is not by accident. It is the power of the prayers of so many, and the blessing of a God that has called her for His purpose.

We are overjoyed by such sweet news--the perfect birthday present!


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you gina. Paul is so lucky to have you as a wife! I love Mr & Lilah like my own . I am so Thankful she is doing well!!
Love, Aunt liz

notes of em said...

Oh Gina! I have tears of joy for you all, and thankfulness to the Lord for His perfect provision and blessing to you all. What an amazing triumph, I dont even know what to say.
Praise Him, Praise the Everlasting God!

Jessica said...

yeah Gina, Paul, Garrett and Lilah - what wonderful news. I hope she had a wonderful birthday! I, too, have tears of joy!

Alison said...

Such a great post! Definitely a good way to start today! Hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer. Happy Birthday Lilah!

Sara said...

Praising God with you! Tears of joy for sure! Love, Sara

Anonymous said...

PTL! and that picture is awesome! so happy ;) Sorry we missed it. love you, ar

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! God does above and beyond what we can ever think or dream. Another God story is being written in the Burch Family! Valerie Frazier

The Leonards said...

this is huge! we are rejoicing with you at our house:) happy birthday, sweet lilah...you are a blessing and a gift from God...you have changed us all.

Jill Temple said...

Happy birthday sweet Lilah! Praising God today for answering prayers beyond our imagination. He is SO good! Love you precious girl! Love your mommy, daddy and big brother too. :)