mom4him Posted July 1, 2009 Share Posted July 1, 2009 Life can be so fragile and yet we(I) so take it for granted. We assume that we will see our children grow up, get married and have children of their own. How do you look at any other prospect? This week some friends of ours received a diagnosis of an inoperable tumor in their 13 yr old daughters brain. They did a 6 hr surgery Saturday just to get a biopsy of the tumor to find out exactly what kind it is. They have been told that she would not survive surgery to remove it as it is so entwined in her brain starting at the brain stem. She can have one round of radiation one time with the hopes that it will shrink it but not much hope that it will totally destroy the tumor. That is the medical diagnosis. Not much hope given them. She is 13! We can accept that as her bleak future or.............we can turn to God. This is what they are doing and have in fact done from the beginning. The Word says that He(God) has a hope and a future for this child.(Jer. 29:11-13) It says that Jesus bore His strips for this very time.(Is. 53) It says that He has not given us a spirit of fear but a spirit of love, power and a sound mind. (I Tim 1:7) Well, I could keep going but you get the picture. I once heard a pastor say you have the facts(these are the things that we face in the physical) and we have the truth(this is what the Word of God says about our physical circumstance. We have to deal with the physical, they didn't refuse to allow her to have the biopsy but it is the truth, the Word of God that rules our hearts. I remember when Richard was first injured and his Dr kept telling us that this was the worst neck injure he had ever seen. He had come from a big hospital in a big city and had practiced several years at this time. He over and over told us how fragile the situation was and that Richard could die at any moment! I kept telling him that Richard was going to live not die, over and over. I look back and I know that this Dr was trying to prepare us for what in his eyes was almost inevitable. Well, guess what! Almost 18 yrs Richard is still alive and well, doing all he can for his Heavenly Father. I am setting my face like flint to being able to see this young girl grow to adulthood. I am not able to do anything to make that happen except pray but God is well able to do it all! We spend the day Saturday going to Devil's Tower and walking around it. The kids had so much fun. It was a very enjoyable time. As I knew that this dear child was going through this surgery I kept thinking of how blessed I am with two such healthy energetic little people(except they are getting to where they aren't quite so little any more). I am blessed. If God lays it on your heart, pray for Aubrey. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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