Sunday, June 17, 2012

First Father's Day

Happy Father's Day TJ!
Thanks for being such a wonderful father to Thomas!!!

"The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him."
(Psalm 103:13 NLT)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I Don't Understand

A friend of mine lost her baby girl in 2011 after a four month battle with some serious health issues, including congenital heart disease.   They just welcomed a new baby, Keira, into the world ten weeks ago.   She is so precious!  It hasn't been an easy ten weeks, however, but so far none of her specialists have been able to figure out what is going on., they learned what is causing Keira's feeding problems.  She has pulmonary vein stenosis and pulmonary hypertension.  To use my friend's words: "Both are extremely rare diseases, both are progressive, both "fatal". No medicine or surgery has been known to help."

Needless to say, my heart is broken for them.  And yes, I'm angry.

I don't understand this, but we are not promised understanding.  I don't think its fair, but we are not promised fair.   We are not promised long, healthy, easy lives here on earth, but we are promised lives without "death or sorrow or crying or pain" in heaven (Rev 21:4).

To quote our wonderful grief counselor, Gina Roes:"Planet Earth is hard."  It is situations like this that make me long for heaven even more.

Please join me in praying for baby Keira and her family.  I'm praying for a miracle, and I'm praying for healing for her heart and lungs. I'm praying for wisdom for her doctors.  I'm praying for peace for her parents, and for strength for their marriage as they face this nightmare AGAIN.  I'm praying for her big brother as he tries to understand what on earth is going on here.  And I'm praying that God will be glorified through Keira's life, and through the faithfulness of her parents.

"I have refined you, but not as silver is refined.  Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering."  Isaiah 48:10 NLT