But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
After arriving in Dallas past 10:00pm Amy and Jon stopped at the Ronald McDonald house to drop off their things. Ella wasn’t a happy camper. All three of them have had a long past few days. They gave Ella a bath, packed a few things for the hospital and headed there at about midnight. Originally the doctors planned on putting Ella on the 8th floor but instead choose to put her in ICU. With her condition they just don’t want to take any chances. She has done SO well thus far and the doctors do not want any setbacks. ICU meant many more interruptions and beeping machines equaling very little sleep.
In August, when Ella was born, Amy and Jon had met a couple at the Ronald McDonald house who had a little boy with HLHS. He had already had his first procedure and has now had his second as well. They didn’t do his second until he was around 6 months old. This little boy didn’t go home in between surgeries. So this family has been living in Dallas at the Ronald McDonald house for a VERY long time. Last night he wasn’t doing well at all. On the full ventilator, blood infection, etc. . Doctors had done all they could do, they seemed to be losing him. The mom was there alone. Amy sat with her through the night.
So here we are with a new day. The little boy made it through the night. But this morning doesn’t hold a refreshed rested Mommy for Ella. Amy is tired. So very tired. She is weary. Jon is tired too. Amy said she feels like she is about to break. Have you ever felt that way? The weight of your circumstances is just too much to bear? The God we serve is big enough to carry you through today’s circumstances. Because when we are at our emptiest He is at His best. He will fill you back up if you ask. Do I expect today to an easy one? No, today will hold many challenges. But I intend to do my part in holding up the arms of someone who needs help holding up their arms. Amy needs the Lord to fill her today. Please, please pray for strength for them today.
Ella’s surgery is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. However, we all know too well how hospital time works. I will keep you updated as I receive updates.
Thank you for praying whenever you are prompted!
2 Corinthians 4:8, 9&16-18
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.