Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
She was very frustrated with the way one of Stellan's procedures turned out today-and that she will NOT be going home anytime soon, as she had hoped she would-they have 3 other children at home. But, even through that, she is trying to see things through God's eyes and wrote some words that have really stuck with me today:
"Yet what brings me great comfort, even now, is that none of this surprises God. The fact that this morning has not gone well, by our earthly hopes and standards, does not mean that God is wringing His hands. This did not come out of the blue for Him. As my friend Ann likes to say, God is not on Plan B. This is still Plan A."
Something we could all think on when times are tough.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Baby Stellan was diagnosed with heart problems (not sure the technical terms for his condition) during a routine ultrasound before birth. His parents were told he most likely would not be born alive...but he was. He has beaten all the odds so far and made it several months with no problems before being hospitalized last month. It has been a long month+ for Stellan and his family. His mom- McKmama- has been documenting their experiences on her blog My Charming Kids (click on the purple link to read their entire story).
Stellan faces a difficult surgery tomorrow in Boston. Please be in prayer for his doctors to have wisdom in treating his condition and for his little body to be healed. Show your support for Stellan and his family by wearing orange tomorrow.
Isn't it amazing how God can use such a tiny little boy so many miles away to touch our hearts and remind us that HE is still in control?
Check out these links to read their stories:
April Rose and Baby Stellan
Friday, April 3, 2009
Covenant Community School is hosting a raffle at its carnival Saturday to raise money for a vivacious young girl who is awaiting a heart transplant.
Holly Houseworth, a Spanish and theater teacher at Covenant Community, said the school just wants to help the family. She and many students had close interactions with Williams, who had attended the day care connected to the school since she was 14 months old.Houseworth described Hope as a fun-loving, caring girl.“She knows that she’s sick, but she’s still trying to live a normal life,” she said. “She wanted to go swimming; she wanted to go on all the field trips. She didn’t let anything hold her back.” Houseworth encouraged people to attend the carnival, which she said features fun for kids of all ages.“I think it will be fun,” she said. “Something different to do during the weekend.”•
This is her 50 yard freestyle. First lane at the top of the screen. No more "resting stokes". She came in 4th place in her heat.
This is Dakota swimming the 100 yard freestyle. Third lane from the top.I was impressed that she still had the energy to swim it after the other two races. She came in third in her heat.