|I Will Watch Over and Protect Her|
|From the Beginning We've Been Side by Side|
We're raising the roof AND praising God! Reya's counts were through the raised roof today. The white count doubled. Her platelets and hemoglobin also increased. Controlled freedom is in sight. Last night Mireya asked me if she could go home? She's tired of being in the hospital, but also thinks some of these cool things in her hospital room will look great in her room at home. Last year when Mireya started to speak 'out of her mouth' about going home, she was able to do so within days. We're hoping that will be the case this time too.
I found a throwback picture of Jalen and Mireya as little ones, in their camo gear looking like they are ready for battle. Little did we know how telling this photo would be. Fighting with and for one another through love....for life and continued togetherness. God knows all things. Thank you Lord for Jalen. There are so many still awaiting donor matches. You gave us perfection in an all eight marker match blessing. We endured four losses before being blessed with this precious boy and two additional losses between him and Mireya. The enemy was coming hard for the seed. It's not going down without a fight, but guess what, the battle is not ours, it's the Lords. We do our part and he does his. Mireya's name means 'miracle' in Spanish. God knew not only would we be walking it out, but she truly is our miracle. Life and Victory will continue to follow.
Nothing is too difficult for God. Everything we stand in need of, he will provide. Trusting is not always easy, but hold on to your faith and keep believing. It's an emotional rollercoaster. It very hard to watch your child endure a illness that threatens to claim their life. I mean seriously it's hard to watch your child injure themselves where you weren't able to prevent it from happening, or fix it. Dealing with something you have no control over can make you feel helpless. We're human beings, it is natural for us to respond to things through our emotions...but God! There comes a time in the midst of trials and adversity that you have to confess God is in control, and has the power and ability to work it out and see you through. Worry, stress and anxiety will destroy your peace. Is it always peaceful? No, things change from day to day, but I remind the Lord that I'm depending on him, I'm trusting him and I need him to help us through this. The only thing I can stand on is his promises.
Deuteronomy 30:6 And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. (KJV)
Hebrews 2:13 And again He says, My trust and assured reliance and confident hope shall be fixed in Him. And yet again, Here I am, I and the children whom God has given Me. (Amplified Bible)