Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Will You Pray With Me?

This is a local family who have adopted a dozen children foreign and domestically. They have adopted teenagers, children with DS, CP, missing limbs, etc. and are now facing losing their 2 year old little boy who has Down's Syndrome and is in Seattle undergoing a bone marrow transplant. Please pray for God's loving arms to be wrapped around them and their family right now. I can't even imagine the magnitude of emotions they are going through as they wait and pray for their little one. Please pray for them!!

This was the mom's email that she sent out this morning:

Jonathan went downhill through the night. He is now being fully supported by the ventilator. They are just now deciding what of ventilator to switch him too. I believe he will be on an oscillator type vent. There is some talk about a lung bypass machine. They are trying the Ribovirun if they can get him stable enough on a vent. The nurses told me I should have Mike come up today. I called him and he left home at 8:30 AM.

" I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will given over to the Lord" 1 Samuel 1:27-28

"He is the Lord; let Him do what is good in His eyes" 1 Samuel 3:18

I trust the One who made us and loves us. Nothing can change that.



momma's heart said...

Hi Samantha,

I am a forty-something Christian woman and was surfing the net tonight looking for wisdom from other Christians on the subject of family planning in the forties. I, too, believe God has a divine plan and that I shouldn't get in the way of the control he wants over my womb.

Just some background: I didn't become a Christian until 31 and didn't get married until 33. My husband is also a Christian and, for whatever reason, God made him wait until age 41 to get married. He is now almost 50 and I am 42.

I agree with what you said, but I am struggling with the miscarriages into the forties part. I seem to get pregnant easily, but have had two miscarriages. I lost my first child at 21 weeks gestation in 2000, and my third child at 10 weeks gestation in 2005. I have three children, ages 6, 4, and fifteen months. We haven't ever used birth control, but I have to admit to being really scared about grieving over more lost babies. It is so hard and takes so much emotional energy. Plus, it always helped my grief to be able to conceive again, and during the forties that probably wouldn't be the case.

I also have had blood pressure issues with each child, and that can get pretty scary as well. I know God doesn't give us more than we can handle. The fertility into the forties issue is one of the hardest spiritual issues I've ever been faced with.

Thanks so much for your wise words and for directing your readers straight to God's word.

I am so glad to have found your blog and will keep reading.

Kristen Borland said...

I will pray. It is amazing to me that when we choose the difficult path (adopting special needs children, for example), that it simply can get more and more difficult. But that's living by faith, and that's an unwasted life.

FordFamily said...

Any updated news that you are able to provide? I have been praying for this little man of God. And for the parents, what great people. I will continue to pray.