Thursday, September 25, 2008


The past 2 weekends, the Winkler Bible Camp has been home to the annual Women's Retreat.  I (along with my mom and sisters) was able to take some of it in this past weekend.  On Friday night I thoroughly enjoyed the awesome singing, and funny skit.  Just as the speaker was coming up to speak, I got the phone call from daddy, that Nate was ready for his mommy to come home!  Oh well, I sure did enjoy the time I could spend there that evening.  I went back for the Saturday evening session, and this time I was able to stay for the entire evening.  There was more amazing singing and the speaker was fabulous.  I don't think there was a dry eye there as the evening came to a close.
The thing that struck me the most was how blessed I am to have so many people surrounding Don and I with prayer.  There were people there that I didn't even realize knew about Nate, who told me that they were praying for us.  

For the record, I drive with my cell on vibrate on my lap too!!!  (Had to be there!)

Tomorrow we are taking Nate to see the pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Soni, again.  They plan to do another echocardiogram and a ECG.  We feel a lot more prepared for this visit, as we've had 3 months to learn and try to understand exactly what his condition is.  Now we know more of what to ask, and instead of being bombarded by explanations and terms that were foreign to us, we hope getting a better grasp on his specific diagnosis.  More prepared, but still just as nervous.  Here are a few specific prayer requests:
  1. Nate will need to lie very still for the echo, about 30-40 minutes.  At 6 weeks he did great, but now he's a lot more active.  Pray that he will be relaxed and content.
  2. Just thinking about walking into those doors again at the heart clinic makes my eyes tear up....pray that I will be strong and in control of my emotions, especially when talking to the Dr. after all the tests.
  3. Pray for a miracle.  That Nate's heart would be healed.  That there would be no other explanation but 'GOD'!!
Thanks for your prayers, I'll update the blog when we get back tomorrow!



Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,
I just finished reading your latest blog entry. Thanks for the many updates on Nate. I hope that all goes well at his appt. today. Nate, you, Don & Brady have been in my thoughts and prayers a lot lately. You are in good hands with Dr. Soni. She is an amazing physician and wonderful to work with. =)

Carole Hiebert said...

Thanks so much for your encouragement! I would love to know who you are!! Have you worked with Dr. Soni professionally, or do you mean you've worked with her having a child in her care? We feel very confident in her treatment of Nate, we're lucky to have her as Nate's PC!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Carole

Just read your up-date re: Nate. Seems he has become a part of us (Rich and Michele's care group) I guess the only way we can "hold" him is in our prayers! and you!!
My prayer; "May God be VERY real to all of you. May you find His love to heal all of your hearts-we know that that is His perfect will!!