Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Anthem

As we sit in the airport, waiting for our flight to Edmonton, I want to start with a verse that a friend shared with me this morning.  There have been so many prayers and love sent to us and we are so thankful!!!  But this is a verse that will become my anthem for our journey now.

Isaiah 43:18-19:

FORGET the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See I am doing a new thing!

Now it springs up,
do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert and
streams in the wasteland.

This is truth.  Our story that continues now, will not be defined by past experiences.  God is doing a new thing in our life and He is faithful and has already been showing us.

1.  There is more consensus with the proposed treatment plan.  The team discussed Nate on Tuesday, and most agree that valve replacement is the best scenario.

2.  Nate is excited to go to Edmonton (for now, lol!!).  When we told the boys about going, the only response and thoughts from Nate were: "Woo hoo!!  I get to go on a jet!".  Brady had some tears, but only because again, he would be missing out on the jet ride.

3.  I prayed that we would feel peace and be confirmed in many ways that this is the right thing to be doing.  On two occasions, people have said that in their prayers, they felt God assuring them that things were going to be OK!

That's a pretty good start!!  I'm not saying this is easy or I'm not anxious (still working on that), but I have the reassurance that God is with us.....He's doing this.

Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people;
the LORD blesses his people with peace.

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart.


CK said...

Brings tears to my eyes as I remember back and feel with you! :) God will give you peace!

Carmelle said...

Getting choked up reading this. Bless you as you go...the Lord is ever-present and HE is going before you.
*Hugs*, my dear friend.