I heard once "We know the miracles went out with the last apostle."
I am so glad that I don't believe that. I about fell over when I heard the person say that. Personally, I would have thought that the person saying that had seen too many miracles himself. But, oh well.
In the last 24 hours, I've gotten to see God's handiwork. First, I got an email from my friend who's baby has the ATRT tumor.
Just wanted to let you all know that Kylie has done wonderful since we've been home. She is trying to walk again (with assistance), she's climbing on furniture, crawling, talking, exc.! We are still trying to get her into a proton radiation program. She was turned down to go to M.D. Anderson in Houston. So now we are working with Loma Linda hospital in C.A. Hopefully we will have an answer later this week. I hope all is well with all of you! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
She hasn't won the battle yet. But, she hasn't lost it yet either. After more surgeries than I can count. Almost loosing an eye, and chemotherapy, stem cell (her own) transplants that almost took her life because of the side effects, this little girl ... is walking again. She's 2 years and 2 months old ... and she's winning an unbeatable cancer!
Tonight, I went to church. Our children's pastor was there. She'd had a really tough battle with infertility. We'd prayed ..and we'd prayed. She'd gone through an awful lot and just when she said "Ok God, your will, not mine" Literally, the next day ...she found out that she was pregnant. Her little girl will be 2 in July. I'd stopped to say hi to her Mamma. As I walked away, her little girl got fussy and called out for me. To have a child who you prayed for .. to have the voice of a baby that you begged God for call your name out and play with you ..smile at you ..is a priceless treasure. 5 years we prayed for that little girl!
Worship team started and in came one of our worship leaders who'd been out. She'd gone through all the infertility with our children's pastor. Only, she started BEFORE the children's pastor ..and it continued long after our children's pastor ended. Many a worship practice time was spent with our hearts and hands on this dear woman who only wanted to be a Mommy to a child ... to teach a child to love God. She really didn't care how that happened. She didn't care ..she just wanted to hold a baby ...and to love a baby. Her arms felt so empty. For as long as I'd known this woman, she'd been trying. During our prayer musical last year, I could see it, in the middle of our singing ...it was tearing her apart. We had a chance to pray for each other DURING the musical. I grabbed her. We prayed together. Shortly after, someone had offered them some donated eggs. It was going to be their LAST shot at pregnancy. They were already going down the adoption route. But, with donated eggs, they'd go ahead and try ...just one more time.
They went to the doctor to get cleared for the donated eggs ...and she couldn't get cleared.
She was pregnant. No implants ...not IVF ... no doctor's ...no medical intervention. Just Love and prayers. And a God that's bigger than we can all imagine.
So a month ago ... her baby boy was born. Cute as a button. Precious and sweet. A good baby, peaceful and calm. I got to hold him tonight. As I held him, I told him just how much he'd been waited for. I told him that I hoped that he always knew just how much we couldn't wait to see him.
I know, before we know it, he's going to be crawling around ..the bouncing off the walls ...and calling my name out ... just like the little girl I prayed for a couple of years ago ... and then ... like mine ... they're going to be getting ready to grow up and be adults ...
What I do know about all 3 of these babies ... healthy or not ...they are deeply loved ..and treasured ...and they will forever be covered in prayers and no one will ever doubt just how much they are valued.