Sunday, April 19, 2009

He is Here...

He’s not here? Where is He?

This is often a question we ask ourselves when dealing with something as life altering as all of this.

Everyone’s faith is shaken from time to time. Sometimes these unfortunate circumstances cause one’s faith to crumble. For other’s, these trying times only revitalize faith. It’s hard to imagine He is present when something like this happens. However, when you look close, it’s impossible to miss Him. He’s always there, moving hand-in-hand through life.

It’s not for us to know why He would plague a happy, beautiful five month old girl with something like this. It’s for us to bow down, and accept His way. It is plain to see He is here with us.

-Like how did Jody have the foresight to know this was something serious and to record the first of her episodes? The team at the hospital is amazed at how quickly we “got the ball rolling”, based on the onset of symptoms. Jody was not working alone.

-Like how did our pediatrician move our EEG from June 1st to April 17th, which was just one day after our appointment with her? Dr. White was not working alone.

-Like how did the neurology clinic at Children’s Mercy, which was booked and stops doing EEGs at four PM, somehow have an opening only minutes after we arrived around three thirty?

-Like how were my prayers answered that the doctor would immediately know what was wrong? While it wasn’t the diagnosis we wanted, it came quick. Dr. Le Pichon wasn’t working alone.

-Like how did the Pharmacology Clinic have one vial of the medicine we need – with roughly enough medicine to last a five month old girl over the weekend?

-Like how did that stupid Miley Cyrus song, The Climb, come on as we were having some quiet time together as a family?

Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an up-hill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb
The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I’m not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most yeah
Just gotta keep going
And I, I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on

I’m sure there have been plenty of other examples, times where we were either too busy or too preoccupied with despair to notice His presence. It is definitely difficult to remain positive throughout all of this, so we are making great efforts to reflect upon all of these truly awesome moments where He has been so very much with us.

Praise and Worship Him. He is just so incredibly awesome!

1 comment:

maggiboo said...

Funny you guys have been on my mind all week. I was just asking John the other day about getting together. I am so grateful you let us know what is going on. I was encouraged to read your blog, knowing that you are leaning on HIM and taking things moment by moment. We are lifting you all up in prayer. Hope to see you later today. Love, Pivovars


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