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Philippians 1:6

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Snow in the South? (& Alli update)

First an apology-I've had some sweet friends remind me that I've been slacking in keeping you all updated. So, I'm sorry. The good news is that, for the most part, no news has been good news. Alli has not had a seizure since the end of November, praise be to God! And for the month of December, Alli did remarkably well with only 1 or 2 headaches and no other noticed side effects. But for the past two weeks, she has started a few things that have made me start taking notes again for the neurosurgeon and neurologist. Just within the past 2 weeks, Alli has started the following:
-potty accidents (both ways, although she's been potty trained a yr or more)
-severe clingyness
-baby talk (some mornings she will awake and baby talk every word for an entire day until bedtime, no pattern noticed)
-headaches returning, keeps bumping head on things/falling down
We return to The Children's Hospital Feb 4th for an updated CT scan and to visit the neurosurgeon. They'll be looking for some indication of the open fractures growing toward each other in efforts of eventually closing. If no noted positive change (there was none in Nov's test), then we'll start entertaining her options (possible surgery).
I humbly ask that you join us in prayer for God's will to be done in our lives. I do not ask for miraculous healing, though I know He can. My prayer for her was answered the night of the accident. I told My Lord that night that I didn't care how it left her or what difficult path would lie ahead for us, if He would just let me keep her for a while longer. He heard my prayer and He saved her life that night. So now I humbly pray for peace in whatever road lies ahead for us. If surgery is her chosen path, then we pray for strength and provision. I'm reminded of the words my pastor had told me who dedicated her to the Lord. "Remember, she's a loaner," he said. "We get the high honor being a part of their journey. But they belong to Him." That's so true, but not easy for a momma to swallow. The best I can do is love her while she's mine, and pray God's idea was a LONG TERM LEASE! I have high soaring dreams of this time in her life being an amazing testimony for her later in life. Faith has been our song, and I trust and know it has not been in vain...
Now on to the snow before I turn slushy myself! Yes that's right my friends, there was white stuff amongst us the 20th. Nothing big, though around here folks ran for their milk and bread (tho I've never gotten that- why go buy the two things that are going to spoil the fastest?), delayed schools, and all the other winter warning things that make the northerners laugh at us (I know you do!). But though short lived, we enjoyed our wintery dusting land all the same!
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