We are on the path to changing this quote to say "the great gift of the children of God is that they keep knocking on God's door sure that He is listening and believing has already answered". I am confident that God is listening to every prayer, and is anxiously waiting to unveil our miracle.
At Mass, we say the Gloria. Tonight the new translation was exactly what I have been praying:
"We praise you,
We bless you,
We adore you
We glorify you
We give you thanks for your great glory
Lord God, Heavenly King
O, God, Almighty Father."
This uphill climb has been all but easy. God has never left my side, and has probably been carrying me most of the way. Being human, it is so easy to lose focus of what I believe and what I have been told. In this, I am learning how important it is to train my mind to control my thoughts. Every time something negative, or discouraging comes in, my immediately response must be,
Lord Jesus, I trust in You and Your Glory!
We have had such an amazing day. Vivian, Vivi, Vivs or V, all depending on who you ask, has had a wonderful day. She has been awake and alert with only 1 dose of pain meds. Days like today are the moments Rod and I talk about...the little victories. Our life with Vivian will always be a road paved brick by brick--a beautiful path, that I know will lead us and those who love her straight to Christ.
Our prayers continue to be specific:
- Strengthened heart. We need Vivian's heart to pump and function like it never has yet. We believe that God has already started this happening. Our healer friend has said that the heart is fine...is strong. Extra prayers can't hurt :)
- The intestines and lymphatic system to straighted out as they need to inside of Vivian's gut so they function the way the are intended to from the beginning of time--perfectly!
Mary, wrap Vivian in your arms...continue to love her and encourage her as only you as our mother can. Receive our prayers for Vivi's strengthened heart and sorted intestines and lymphatic system and place it at your Son's feet on the cross. We knoe Mary he can never say no to you...we believe that He isn't going to say 'no' now! Continue to fill my heart with great faith, especially in the moments I feel so weak...give me the strength and the grace you had as you embraced the unknown with your Son, Jesus.
Lord God, we thank you, we praise you, we love you...Amen