Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Anne's sitting up!

This makes working at the church so much easier! (I'll have pictures soon.) But the thing that just amazed me is this: So she's sitting on a blanket, right? She pulled the blanket toward her to get a toy that was out of her reach. Isn't that brilliant? Seems like higher reasoning to me! But I know....I'm her mom.... :)

Surrounded by faith

So my church had special prayer for Anne on Sunday to pray for healing. After the prayer, someone asked if the lump was gone. I'm ashamed to say I was kind of surprised by the question. Ben and I discussed it later and we obviously don't have that much faith. I'm not a theologian, so maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that this is one of those reasons we're supposed to be a part of a Christian community. When Ben and I don't have faith, we're surrounded by a community that has faith for us. Okay, I know there are flaws in my reasoning. :) Ben and I should try to have that faith. But you know what I mean? I'm glad we're supported by people that have faith for us and encourage that strong faith in us.

Monday, April 21, 2008


So I've been thinking lately about miracles. (obvious reasons...) Why some people are given miracles and some aren't. I guess I feel a little selfish asking for a miracle for Anne. Children die of things all the time - it makes the use of her legs seem like a little thing. I know there aren't a certain number of miracles to be doled out to the most deserving, but.... I guess I just can't wrap my mind around the idea of a miracle in my life. I mean, I know people that have experienced miracles - beyond the shadow of a doubt - but....

I don't know where I'm going with this. I've just been thinkin'.


Spring is officially here! my tulips are up. I love it! On Saturday I didn't even notice any flower buds, but suddenly on Sunday I had about 6 open flowers! It's great!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Praise God for insurance

We got the statement for Anne's MRI yesterday. over $4,000! I'm not sure yet how much we'll have to pay, but I know it won't be close to that much! yikes. I understand why some people go bankrupt when they have a medical crisis....

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Anne's MRI results

So we got the results of Anne's MRI yesterday. It wasn't so good. The lump is definitely fat. But the fat extends between her vertebrae into her spinal cord. So she'll definitely have to have surgery to remove the fat. We'll meet with the pediatric neurosurgeon on May 7 to discuss the next steps. Until then, we just wait and pray. It could be really really bad (lifetime problems with her legs) or it could be not very bad (one surgery takes care of everything). I just wanted to let everyone know and ask you to pray for healing.