Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Blessed: worthy of worship, holy.

"When the darkness closes in Lord, still I will say blessed be the name of the Lord. Blessed be Your glorious name! Blessed be Your name on the road marked with suffering. Though there is pain in the offering, blessed be Your name!"

There has certainly been darkness and pain on this path but there has been unexplainable peace and infinite joy...blessed be the name of the Lord! When the darkness does close in but He is my focus...light appears...The Light. Darkness cannot exist in Light. By definition, darkness is the absence of light so if darkness tries to close in on me...blessed be the Lord who is Light!!! Our circumstances never change who God is and He is Light, He is Peace, He is Mighty to Save, He is Worthy!

How amazing is our God! You might not understand unless you are or have walked on a path of suffering how God fills that path with peace and joy! From the outside, Witt's life may have the appearance of just pain and suffering but it is not! I have never experienced this kind of joy before...this fullness of joy before! O, I have hurt but God is so faithful to overcome!

Witt got a little worse over night but that was somewhat expected. It takes a little bit of time for the antibiotic to kick in. PT and OT have already been by to visit. One of our favorite doctors is his attending on the floor, Dr. Justino...what a blessing! Witt will be here for at least several days. The type of pneumonia he has is totally consistent with being caused by aspirating on his vomit. This type of pneumonia is not contagious. Witt will most likely have the gtube (more permanent feeding tube) put in and his stomach "twisted" (keeps him from spitting up at all) in the very near future. It could actually take place during this hospital stay or he could be sent home for a week or two then come back. As much as I am overwhelmingly amazed at our God, I am also amazed at Mel and Ausan. I know they have no idea the witnesses that they are. Truly the very life of Christ is being exhibited!! Join me today in blessing our Great God!....Karen
Now some video...the really important stuff on the blog!!


Rise' said...

He's precious!!!

cheryl said...

I love you, Goo!
Can't wait to see everyone this evening...I know I've said this several times but Mel and Austan are true heroes! They have been remarkable...inspiring to all of us who sit in awe of their faith and strength!!! What a privilege to know and love them!

milillo fam said...

Through the years I've known you, Mel, you have never been more of a witness to me than right now! Your faith and quiet surrender to God's plan is humbling to say the least. I love you and your precious little boy (and Austan too, I guess)!!

Gayle said...

We love you and continue to have all of you in our prayers! I love the video! He is so darling!
Bobby and Gayle

Kelli said...

I think that Witt gets even more precious every time you post a new video! Keep us updated for specific prayers for the handsome little prince! :)

The Green Pea said...

Witt hope you get well soon. Mom and Dad get some sleep, God is watching over little man....Blessings, Sandi