Saturday, July 4, 2009


"It was for freedom that Christ set us free..." Galatians 5:1.
Thank you, Lord, that we live in a nation where we are free to worship You! Everyday may we take advantage of that freedom. Today I ask that You bless the men and women and their families who fought for this country...who showed the greatest love by laying down their lives for their brothers.

The surgeon, Dr. Morales, came by yesterday and talked to Melanie and Austan about the surgery set for Monday. The chances are very great that the surgery will indeed take place on Monday. Witt continues to get better and is probably in optimal health for the surgery. Dr. Morales explained how and what he would do. He will have to go in through the ribs to remove the sac and he will take a good look at the valve with a scope down the throat once Witt is sedated. Dr. Morales will decide for sure then if any repair is needed on the valve. I admire Mel for so many reasons one of which is her maturity and boldness at such a young age. After Dr. Morales finished, Mel did say for him to not take this wrong but who would be sewing Witt's chest up. She said that she knows that surgeons are usually more concerned about the inside than the outside and she wanted someone good to sew him up...O, the Melski!!!! He was not offended at all and said he actually did all his own closing up and used many more stitches than most. Melanie is bold...bold for her son...bold for Christ!


rise' said...

This post and the picture....tears of gratitude to our Great God who holds us in His strong and gentle hands.

Judy said...

Happy 4th of July Witt, Mom and Dad and family! You are a strong little soldier of Christ. I'm Praising God that you were born in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Your family is a testament to the Bravery. We continue to pray for you and the doctors. You will be in our thoughts Monday and just know God will be holding your sweet little hand. We ask God to bless and guide the doctors and staff during your surgery.
We ask for God's Peace to your entire family as they stand watch through the day awaiting your return to their arms.
God's Blessings,Love and Peace to you always.

Jenn said...

Witt you are so precious!
Happy 4th of July! Yes, thank you Lord that we are able to live in this nation where we are free to worship you Lord! Continued prayers for Witt for the Lord to keep him strong. we pray for deep breathing and restful sleep! Love you all!
Jenn & Joseph

Hilary said...

What a great picture!! Happy 4th of July!! :) Pray for you Witt

Beicker Bunch said...

Okay - you just made me cry....good tears. Happy first 4th of July, Witt!!


the sikes girls said...

"Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” - Goethe, 1835
the gypsies
amie, janie, jolie