Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Here We Go Again


We leave tomorrow for Philadelphia for Lily's heart surgery, which is scheduled for Friday





Although it was hard when it was postponed 2 weeks ago, you can read about it here  (as well as details on the surgery),we are now very grateful for the extra days we have had together as a family





To enjoy moments like this





and to be blessed to be here for Cole's first day of kindergarten.  When you adopt an older child, you miss SO many of their firsts, grateful I didn't miss this one (thanks Jen for the reminder)





Sometimes things don't happen according to our plan, and in the moment it is hard to see the reasons, but we have seen many reasons over these two weeks. What was such a hard situation has turned out to be such a blessing. Continually reminded to trust in our heavenly Father, who knows and sees way more than I do. 

Please pray for our precious girl, handing her over to the surgeons on Friday will be one of the hardest things we have ever done.  Our peace and comfort comes from knowing, that ultimately she is in God's hands.

We will update regularly on facebook and here, we don't have a time for surgery yet.



5 comments:

cintiaustin said...

Praying for her!
Cintia
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Jennifer P said...

Praying for Lily AND her precious family. It is amazing how often the hard ends up being the good.

likeschocolate said...

Praying for miss Lily! Praying for a fast recovery. I know she is going to do great!

rosedel said...

Praying for all of you.

bytheriver said...

We are 2 weeks post 2nd brain surgery on our only child - adopted from China in 2005. I agree it is very hard. Glad to hear Lily is off ECMO, if I understand correctly. That surgical waiting room in children's hospital is an incredibly difficult place to be. I pray you also had the strange solace and confidence I felt while I was there. Good Wishes and prayers for Lily's fast recovery.