Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bearing Each Other's Burdens

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This is the first time we've been able to sit for a while and attempt to update you all.  Thanks for your thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement.  To say you all have been a huge blessing to us would be a ridiculous understatement...  

We are learning new depths of the verse in Galatians about "bearing each other's burdens".  Even though are hearts are grieving like they've never grieved before, we are finding a lot of comfort in the Body of Christ - all of you - who are praying, volunteering to help in your own ways, sending encouraging texts, etc.  We are not journeying this road alone - that much is evident.  

We are incredibly thankful for the army of prayer warriors the Lord has raised up on behalf of our little Will.  So many of you are joining us in persistently asking, seeking, knocking, and warring for him with the heavens.  

With so many of you, we might not hang out often, we might not know you super well, or have had lunch with you lately, but there is a deep, deep, deep sort of unity that comes when we all join together in crying out for the same thing, and in fighting for the same thing in this "battlefield."  Though we might not be best friends with all of you, know that we are blessed to fight this good fight alongside you.

As of right now, we have no "new" news.  Will is sedated and stable in the NICU, we are staying in the Sioux Falls Ronald McDonald House (who knew I'd ever be thankful for McDonald's!), and we are trying to catch up on some sleep.  Things have been a whirlwind to say the least, and we are struggling to stay on top of all the doctors, check ups, visits...not to mention pumping, eating, sleeping and remembering to take a shower every once in a while.

We are anxiously awaiting test results that will be coming in tomorrow and early next week.  Waiting is so tough...  

I wish I had time to list all the miracles that have happened in this journey already.  MIRACLES.  Seriously.  In the midst of the darkest storm we've weathered, we have been extremely amazed at thegoodness of God and His steadfast love towards us.  We have never seen his goodness so, SO evidently.  I hope I can write more soon so you can add these praises to your prayers.  

Please keep praying.  We are so filled with peace and hope, yet our hearts are hurting so badly.  I hate that we were discharged from the hospital today without Will.  I am so jealous of all the moms that got to leave with their baby carriers full.  I hate that I can't snuggle with him and show him his nursery and change his diaper and just be his mom tonight.  Yet, I know the Lord's plans for him and our family are GOOD.  Just please keep praying.  

We are looking forward to the Lord continuing to receive glory and fame through this journey.  All the plans the enemy have meant for our demise will be restored and turned around for good in the Lord.  Thanks for "bearing our burdens" as we continue to trust in Him!


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