Saturday, November 5, 2011

scripture & snapshot.

{please excuse the wod of gum!:}

when boo was a baby her lips would turn blue every now and then...when she wasn't cold.  one day, she was blue all over yet breathing fine.  we rushed her to the E.R.

i spent the night with her in the hospital...never putting her down.  germs you know. 

after an armload of tests they could not find anything to cause the cyanosis.  they did however find a deformed mitral valve which causes regurgitation.  this was a concern for her pediatric cardiologist.  he even uttered the words..."maybe surgery one day."

oh...for the love of pete.

in all honesty here, since those words were uttered, they have always been in the back of my head.  and some mornings, it's the first thing on my mind.  i'm sorry to say that fear ruled me...i let it, i know.

so we prayed.  and waited.

when she was at her next checkup the doc said, "sorry for the surgery scare..we have to be cautious you know {he must have been trying to give me a heart attack!} but i would like to see her back for another check up to monitor this."

during the moving and shaking of our last year and a half her heart check up was always, always in the back of my mind.  i made the appointment a few weeks ago. 

as appointment time approached, i can't describe the feeling i got.  life was in slow motion.  there was a pit in my stomach.  and i i walking in faith or fear? 

i had to remind myself of all the times God promises healing in the bible. everyday, i had to choose to walk in faith. 

friday was her appointment. we were blessed to have some very dear friends praying for us...the money also came in for the tests {over $1,000.}  

we prayed as a family before boo and i left the house and she had a tear rolling down her cheek.  i was brave for her but i felt like crying too.  

she did famously well during the 30 minute test...watching a silly movie.  i found myself  clinging to the panda bear some friends dropped off to add to her courage.

and so we waited for what seemed like an eternity to see the doc.  he apparently was dealing with a family bearing some awful bad news...Lord, be with them.

he walked in and listened to her heart.  {he had already seen her test results.}  he said to boo, "you are so are so lucky."  i was thinking blessed...we are blessed.

then he uttered something i'll never forget.  he said looking at me, "her heart is doing something no 6 year old heart should be doing."  that was his way of saying her heart is healing...something i'm not sure he has ever seen before.

indeed, i was speechless.

so we went for frozen yogurt and called/texted/emailed the results to boo's support team.

God is still in the healing business!  to Him be the glory!

But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5.


  1. Praise God!!! That is wonderful news!!
    I'm so happy for ya'll!!

  2. Praise the LORD!!!!!!! and we continue to pray as that healing occurs!!!!

  3. Amen! Wow! What a great testimony!

  4. That is just wonderful! What an amazing testimony- He is greatly to be praised!

  5. So glad to hear that your news was miraculous!

  6. You better believe God is in the healing business yet! May He use your testimony for His glory!!

  7. Oh, Praise the LORD!!!

    ...another thing I really remember from this weekend was "fear is our own misuse of God's gift of creativity"

  8. Praise the Lord! :)
    I loved hearing(reading) this!

  9. Praise be to God! That is awesome. He never ceases to amaze me with His power. Great job, Mama. Tell Boo for me that she did a great job, too.

  10. Wonderful news! The Lord is so good to hold us through these times. I'm so glad He has her heart (and yours) in His.

  11. YaY Jesus! Thanks for sharing the good news!

  12. Awwwww.....rejoicing with you! Yes, indeed....we are blessed! WE ARE BLESSED!

  13. What a sweet pic and scripture to go with it!

  14. Hallelujah!!
    and they one returned and gave thanks..
    Praise be to Jesus, thank you lord for your love and for your healing power..
    We serve a mighty and amazing God Joining you in giving him all the Glory

    Rejoicing with you

  15. Praise the Lord for all His mercies and His healing power.

  16. PRAISE THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD! Celebrating this AWESOME news right along with you!


  17. Praise GOD from whom ALL BLESSINGS flow!

    That is awesome news, so happy for you and Boo...Rejoicing with you and your family for God's divine healing. He never meant for us to be sick. It's so sweet to have another friend(yes, I consider you a friend)who is claiming healing...THANK YOU for believing with me for my son to be healed!!

  18. Amazing. Simply amazing. A miracle like only God can provide. That is wonderful news.

  19. I know how scary it is dealing with cardiology! I know it all too well. Thank the Lord for her healing! You must be so relieved!

  20. crying like a baby over here....GOD IS GOOD....

    it's so hard to turn things over to a mother's worry....i mean how can we not worry over our babies...? i always feel like i'm still worrying when i'm praying to let go of my worry. thankfully He has a sense of humor when it comes to me....for that i am glad

    but back to you...that is terrific news what a blessing

  21. amazing. God is awesome. He didn't have to do that, but it's so awesome that he did. And the living in fear part...yeah, that's hard to overcome, isn't it?? Many prayers are being sent your way. Have a great week!

  22. Praise God.... That post did my heart good :)
    Blessing to you and to lovely Boo ...

  23. Wow - so happy to read that she is doing so unbelievably well.

  24. i hate that i have been so busy i missed this miracle!!!! dont oyu just love the God we serve!!!! his AWEsomeness is mind blowing!! happy days you much! GO BOO!!!! so happy for you!!! love 3boyzmom

  25. To God be the glory - GREAT things He hath done!!
    What a wonderful testimony of His love and care :-)


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