Mar 28, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
One of the results of meeting with our new doctor is the possibility to have a complete knee replacement for Ian. If you don't remember or never knew, one of Ian's knees is fused together from the accident- he was going to have surgery on it a few days after the accident, but God caused the bones to fuse together on their own which meant no needed surgery.
Now, we are in the position and have the opportunity to consider a knee replacement, with the hopes that it gains enough movement for Ian to use it while re-learning how to walk. His original orthopedic surgeon is willing to do it for him but it is a very big decision for us, as there are risks of infection with such a huge surgery, not to mention the recovery period.
Please pray for wisdom as Ian and I face this decision and that we would have faith in God's character regardless of the path we choose or the outcome.
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations
Mar 14, 2011
Mar 7, 2011
Little-faith says, "It is a rough road, beset with sharp thorns, and full of dangers; I am afraid to go;" but Great-faith remembers the promise, "Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; as thy days, so shall thy strength be:" and so she boldly ventures. Little-faith stands desponding, mingling her tears with the flood; but Great-faith sings, "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee:" and she fords the stream at once.
thank you all who prayed for our appointment last week. our new doctor is very willing to help us and try new things for ian. please pray for wisdom as we make decisions moving forward and that we would have faith to act on the wisdom god has given us.
Mar 2, 2011
hope deferred makes the heart sick
being married hasn't made me less sad. and i dont think i expected it to. it's actually made me more sad. i remember leading up to our wedding, i felt my sadness changing from an inward "look at everything that happened to my life and to ian's life" to a deeper understanding and feeling of what ian had lost himself. as i grew closer to being his wife, and now after six months as his wife, i still have selfish sadness but i have much more sadness for ian and the life the he lost, the abilities that he lost and the future that he lost. i see much more closely every day how that horrific accident on september 30 changed his life forever. in an instant. i truly can't imagine thirty years of growing sadness, but if we live that long, our sadness will multiply. but so also will our longing for heaven and that is what gives us hope, even if our hearts are sick. i can't wait for ian to get there and i pray that he gets there first. i'm just so glad jesus died for us.
(tomorrow we have our first visit with a new doctor in pittsburgh that will hopefully lead to better things for ian. any prayers would be lovely)