"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One Year Ago Today. . .

. . .we handed our healthy (looking and acting) son over for a daunting open heart surgery.
. . .we completely put our faith in God. That His will and timing were perfect.
. . .we began a journey of self-discovery. We learned to "dig deep".
. . .we gained a support system that lifted us up and carried us when we needed it.
. . .we felt real love from friends and family.
. . .we got an education in real life.

August 28, 2007 is a day we will never, ever forget. Ever since we got the date for surgery, the countdown began. We had flights and testing appointments and rooms booked, all based on that date. Many of you followed his journey from birth, but a lot of folks came aboard on that day and have been with us since. In the two months following his surgery, his old carepage had over 42,000 visitors! We wanted to take a second on this day of reflection to thank everyone for your prayers, messages of support, financial assistance and other ways you showed us Christ's love over this past year. We couldn't have made it through the rough times of recovery without you all.
(If you click on the picture in this post, you can read the words on the postcard we sent to all our prayer warriors. If you'd like a postcard and haven't received one yet, email me and we'll get one to you.)