We are just getting home from my Aunt's 80th birthday party. Just Matt and I went and we were glad to go and be with our family. We always feel encouraged to be surrounded by their love and uplifted by their faithful prayers. The prayer chain is in the works...if you are wanting to pray, please just pick a 30 minute block and leave your time in the comment section under this blog if you haven't already. It doesn't matter if that time slot is already taken, isn't it an amazing thought to think of all who will be united in prayer on Monday! I am going to keep a list going and will keep it with me Monday...
We are busy packing up again tonight and just trying to hold it together. So many dark thoughts are creeping in my mind in these hours before we leave and I'm praying for God to keep me focused. I'm not sure how to let my baby go into an operating room again, this time for a life threatening operation. I don't know how to sit for hours wondering if he will make it. I don't know how to be hundreds of miles from home and without my friends and family at my side.
Enough of what I don't know...what I do know is that my God is holding us in His arms every step. His grace has carried me this far and all I know how to do is continue to look to Him for every breath that I need. All I know is that when you reach the end of your rope, the only thing you can do is fall into the arms of He that loves you more than any other. That is really all we can do in these next days.
My heart is full with the love and prayers of all of you...thank you for falling in love with our Brady and caring enough to pray for him.
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
edited to add: Our flight leaves at 1pm. Also, I keep forgetting to mention, Brady has been standing and taking 2-4 steps then falling laughing into our arms. Steps for Brady...a dream come true:)