Friday, July 25, 2008


Quick update on my last post about my friend. I emailed her all your beautiful comments today, and I will let you know her response when I get it. But mostly, I am overwhelmed by how personally blessed and touched I have been by your loving words of encouragement and hope. You are all so amazing and I feel the power of your words in my life, and I can see through you all that this life we live for Christ holds so much beauty, even in the face of trials and suffering. Joy can prevail! My heart if full!

In other matters of the sweet Shawn had an echocardiogram and an EKG yesterday to determine that the hole in his heart has not closed on its own, so the cardiologist is recommending surgery to repair it. We still do not know some of the details, because we have choices. But either way, surgery is eminent. I will certainly post here when the surgery is schedule and the follow ups. It will most likely be September.

As for my heart, I will admit that if I think about it too literally, I do find myself getting upset and feeling anxious over the idea of one of my babies having surgery, especially open heart surgery. So I'm just trying not to think about it too much! I'll post more later when I have time to articulate more of how I feel, and the hidden blessings.

Love today!


Melissa said...

Twin M--I would feel the same way--scared to think too hard about it. I will just pray that God would go before you and orchestrate every detail of what your boy needs.

DEb said...

Aww Melissa.... I'll be praying. That is very scary but I know God will be right there!!! Your baby is as sweet as can be!!!! Keep us posted on the date, if/when it happens (God could still do a miracle!!) :)

Anonymous said...

I am still praying for you and your family!

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Jenn said...

Will be praying Melissa! I'm sorry we haven't gotten together yet...we've been in medical testing lately. Hopefully things will calm down in the next few weeks.

mandy said...

i can't even imagine... i can't. but my heart hurts for your heart, his heart, and her heart.