Saturday, April 4, 2009

Preparing for Battle

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.

Micah 7:8
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.

With love,
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:)


  1. hugs and thoughts are with you on this step of your journey.

  2. Praying from 9 to 10 am. God Bless! Bonnie

  3. Hi Megan,

    It's Jesly - I met you on Facebook a few weeks back. All of you are always in our prayers. I will pray Monday from 1:00-1:30 pm.

    I'm sure you already know these verses, but just wanted to share them.

    "Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7

    "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30

  4. I for one have fallen head over heals for your little man. I have a son who has some major medical issues and I so know how hard it can be. Please know you are in my prayers .

  5. For such a time as this! This is what we've all been waiting, praying, and hoping for. Our redeemer lives! We will trust in His name. We may walk through the fire but we will not be burned, we may go through the waters but we will not drown. For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! Jer. 29:11. Brady we cheer for you, we are fasting and praying little buddy, you are so loved!!!!

  6. I will be praying throughout the day (as always for all of you) but from 12:00-1:00pm to focus completely on prayers for Brady, you and the Drs & staff. Thank you so much for keeping us informed. God Bless your journey.
    Julie B.

  7. 10-10:30, 10:30-11 for Russ and Jodi's prayer time for Brady.

  8. Meg and Matt,

    So glad to hear about Brady's steps!

    God is sooooooo God!

    Sleep well tonight,
    Love, Deb R.

  9. Our prayers will be with you as you travel and as you sit and wait Monday. Glad to hear you went to the birhtday bash and had a good time. You may be hundreds of miles away, but are so very near in our thoughts and prayers. Take care.

  10. Hi Megan,

    I will be praying from 7:30-8:00 AM. I will be thinking of you guys all day!!!

    Danielle Riggs

  11. Please put me in for 7:30-8:00am tomorrow. Even though I will continue to pray throughout the day and the days to come for Brady.
    I will be thinking of you constantly while you are away and waiting anxiously to read an update. May you have safe travels and be able to get some rest tonight before tomorrow begins. May god bless Brady, your family, Brady's team, and Dr. L! Love Always!!

  12. Megan,

    We are praying for you guys!!
    Praying from 1:30-2pm and from 10pm-10:30pm. And also whenever you and Brady come to mind...which is often these last few days!!

    Many of our church family will also be praying for Brady! You are ALL in our thoughts and prayers! May you feel the Lord close to you and comfort from His love while you prepare for battle!!

  13. hi megan, i will be praying for brady from 7:30-8:00 am on monday........he's never far from my thoughts.
    -colleen, pa

  14. God bless you on your journey tomorrow. The only way you can do everything you need to tomorrow is through our Lord Jesus Christ who will bring you through every storm. Cling to Him and DO NOT forget His promises. I will be praying for Brady from 7-7:30am tomorrow.

    Dina Priester (friend of Jeanne Bracken)

  15. Write me down for praying at 6:00-6:30AM Monday. I'll be bombarding Heaven on behalf of little Brady! I pray God's peace over you guys tonight.


  16. Megan,
    I'll be praying from 6:30-7:00 am tomorrow.
    Steph D.

  17. Meg,

    I will be praying for you from 6:00-6:30 am. May the good Lord be with, the doctors, and your family.
    "For I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Jer. 29:11

    God Bless,

  18. HI..I will be praying from 8:30 to 9:00 am...
    Janet Bates

  19. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you as you head into the next steps of your journey with Brady. He has some special parents! :)

  20. My thoughts and prayers are with Brady, your family, and your medical team. I don't know Brady, but he's touched my heart.

  21. Hi! The Gominiak Girl's will be praying for all from 7:15-7:45am. We love you and will be thinking of you all day. God bless! Hugs, Danna

  22. Brady, you are such a fighter !! One of God's warriors, along with the whole family. We have been with you through this difficult journey. You all are always in our prayers. You are one of God's miracles!! We will be praying for a fast recovery tonight 7:15-7:45pm. Love and Kisses, John, Mary Kay and Nicole Walls Churchton, MD (Jeanne Bracken's friends)


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