"Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken."
I read this verse, one I've read several times before, a few days ago in a devotional. It has been stuck in my head ever since. The first part of the verse is something I'm learning to do more and more everyday. All of the trials, all of the worry, all of the anxiety...I'm working so hard every day just to lay it all down to Him. And He is sustaining me! Am I the picture of perfect peace? Definitely not. But I am being sustained. The 2nd part of the verse talks about "the righteous not being shaken." I certainly feel like I've been turned upside down and shaken! But, I'm still going to cling to the hope that God will see us through this...I'm praying that God will sustain my faith, that it won't be shaken.
In the past week it is almost like life is "normal" again (as normal as life can be with 4 kids under 2!) Brady seems so healthy...he is gaining new skills, new words, he laughs, he gets mad, he tackles his brother. It's very sad for me to think of plucking him once again out of his home and taking him to a place where they are going to "make him sick." I know the surgery is going to try and get rid of the tumor, but the risks of a surgery like this are very real, the setbacks are disheartening. So, there I go again with those burdens...please be praying that I can just keep surrendering them to He that has faithfully sustained me so far. Thanks for bearing with me through that little "therapeutic release!"
Sloan did call today and told me that the team had reviewed Brady's information. They are trying to set up a time for him to come for consult/surgery. The office kind of put us on "red alert" that it would probably be the week after next, but it could possibly be next week. Hopefully we will hear from them tomorrow.
The preliminary report for Cara's MRI looked good, now they go through it with a fine-toothed comb.
Matt is working on uploading some great video. I will update later...(Brady stood unassisted today for over a minute!!!)