Ok, so there are other blogs I read of Christian families who have had medical problems with their family, namely with their small children. They have blogs and they have written about their family's entire struggle with illness. I know several blogs like this.
Everyone thinks I am crazy to read all these sad blogs and cry all the time, but I know better. My tears are not useless silly tears. They are tears of sadness, amazement, and sometimes joy, but mainly, they are tears of worship for our Father. The faith that these families present forth on their blogs is nothing short of amazing. It humbles me and encourages me to read these proclamations of faith when in dire situations. It reminds me how fragile we are and how fleeting our life here on earth is. It teaches me about the One I love, the Lord....and for that, I wouldn't trade any of those tears.
Here are some of the blogs I read.
Noah Steven - Crowned in Peace - Adrienne and Jason are Noah's parents. He has a sister named Emily. Noah was sick for most of his life and spent almost all of it in Denver Children's Hospital. According to his mom, he received his miracle- He's cuddling with Jesus now.
Confessions of a CF Husband - Nate and Tricia have only been married for a few years, but have spent their fair share of time in the hospital. Tricia has Cystic Fibrosis and almost died last year due to complications from her pregnancy with little miss Gwyneth. Gwyneth herself was born at 24 weeks and had a slim chance of survival. Due to some pretty amazing miracles, Tricia received her much needed double lung transplant and Gwyneth just turned one.
MckMama and the crew - This is a beautiful family that is made up of MckMama, Prince Charming, Big Mac, MckNuggest, Small Fry and MckMuffin. MckMuffin was given a fatal pretnatal diagnosis when he was 24 weeks along. By 32 weeks, he his heart was enlarged. His parents were told numerous times that he would die. However, this family plead the blood of Jesus and told thousands of people their story. All those people prayed and their prayers were answered. MckMuffin was born right on time with absolutely no heart complications at all. In fact, he's a perfectly beautiful HEALTHY little newborn who gets the occasional bout of RSV. So normal, it's amazing.
Audrey Caroline - This woman's name is Angie and her husband Todd, is one of the members of
the band Selah. Angie and Todd were told at their 20 week ultrasound that little Audrey would not survive outside of the womb. They decided not to abort the pregnancy and to spend all the time Jesus would give them with Audrey that they could. They loved this beautiful little girl for 2 1/2 hours before Jesus took her home.
It's an amazing story in itself, but today I read one of the first posts that Angie posted when she found out about Audrey. I want you to read it. Read it and pay attention to what Angie tells the doctor...I think it will amaze and encourage you.