Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Dr. Macicek stopped by today. He told Melanie that they are hoping that when the fluid is gone that the heart valve will be working better. Tomorrow will be another echocardiogram to look at the valves. Witt is looking and feeling much better! Sometimes when you see him daily it's hard to remember what he should look like. He is all pink and warm not pale, pasty and cold!!! He is still on the vent but actually pretty alert.
Only our Great God could bring blessings out of this hospital stay. One of those blessings for me is getting to visit more and more with Austan's family...the Witt's (where Witt's great name comes from!) and the Luphers. I think since we all live in or near the same city I just take for granted that we would get to know each other. I am grateful for all their efforts to come to the hospital to support Austan and Melanie and for the chance to know them better!
Another blessing is the opportunity to share my God, my faith with others as God leads! Today I met a woman named Marsha whose 16 year old daughter has cystic fibrosis and just had a lung transplant. I am not sure if she is a fellow believer in Christ but I do know she thinks God is no where near her, her daughter and this hospital. I was trying to take a nap when she just started talking. It was an opportunity that I wasn't looking for but no doubt presented by God! At one point I told her that I don't know, that I don't have near all the answers for her or for Melanie or for me! I said that I wished I could just say a truth from the Bible and things would be all better but it doesn't really work that way...only God Himself can truly comfort with His truth! She said it was at least refreshing to hear someone say that don't have the answers. I told her that I don't understand God's actions a lot of times around here but that that's when I have to trust in His heart and the truths I do know about Him. We talked a little longer then she was done. Please pray for Marsha and her daughter, Megan. I have been praying that God would in a real tangible way show Himself to her. What I witnessed was a Faithful God, the Relentless Hunter who doesn't give up on us even when we give up on Him. He continues to bless me!!!


Gayle said...

Isn't it cool how God uses everything for good! HE is taking care of Witt, taking care of all of you, and allowing this to bring two families closer together. Would this have been your way of choice to become closer--of course not, but God uses everything and out of it comes blessings. We continue to pray for God's healing hands on Witt and his heart valves.
I wish I weren't so impatient at times!! I know God's timing is perfect! Thank you Lord for KNOWING what and WHEN You want your plan to unfold for precious Witt, for his sweet family, and for each of us.
Karen, thank you for sharing your love for God with everyone you come in contact with. You show your walk with God by your actions as well as your words. God didn't promise us a life free from earthly problems. He promised us eternal life with Him if we choose to love and follow Him. Because of our faith and hope in Him, we trust Him and know He is with us even in the "darkness" of our lives. We know the "morning light" will come! I truly believe we are all missionaries every minute of our lives to witness by our actions and words with anyone around us. Marsha saw a difference in you. God placed you there at the perfect time to plant the seed in Marsha. Now look at how many people who love God will also pray for Marsha to "see" God at work and for her to somehow be aware of His comforting presence. (Your whole family are amazing witnesses for God!)
To God be the Glory!
We love you all very much!
Bobby and Gayle

Jenn said...

God works in such wonderful ways! Karen, your love for the Lord is awesome. He not only brings our family closer but is using each one of you to spread the word to others right there beside you! What a great feeling. It amazes me how some of the things you told Marsha are constant reminders of how we need to be with Witt! God is always there watching over us! We are praying for Witt and will add Marsha to our pray list. We love you guys!
Jenn & Joseph

trash talk said...

Everything according to God's plan. How wonderful to know that nothing is coincidence, but all part of what He has known even before we were born. I'm continuing to pray for His plan to be revealed even more for y'all in His perfect timing.

susan said...

Happy 9 month birthday, big boy! You have so many people praying for you to get well. Hang in there and do what the doctor says, ok? We love you!

Anonymous said...

Happy 9-month Birthday, Witt!
Stay tough!