Tuesday, August 18, 2009


It's 4am and I have slept a little and been up a little but Melanie has been up the whole night until about 30 minutes ago. I am begging God for some answers! Witt has been up most the night until just a little bit ago with his stomach bothering him. I say stomach but we are not exactly sure what it is that is hurting...stomach, intestinal tract, etc. All we know is that he moans, grunts and pulls at his feeding tube. At the 9pm feed the doctors started Witt on even a different formula that within a few days should give us a pretty definitive answer as to whether or not he is allergic to milk. I think that you have to give Witt a couple of feeds to even adjust to the different formulas. At least for now they both rest...for now my heart breaks for both of them. I am begging God for answers and this is how He answers me....God fills me with great strength, endurance and hope! I hear Him say over and over again that Witt is His and He is Magnificent!

(Psalm 61:1-3) You have heard my cry, O God; You give heed to my prayer! From the end of the earth I called to you when my heart was faint; You lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. For You have been and are a Refuge for me, a Tower of Strength against the enemy.

In the absence of real concrete answers to my questions, God answers me with Himself and there is no greater answer, no other answer could bring the peace, joy and strength that Christ alone brings. He truly knows better...He knows that maybe it's not answers that I ultimately need but the One Who has all the answers and will let me know in His timing! For now we don't have the results of the echo cardiogram but I do have video of Witt during it!!

As I finish this post this is playing on Witt's ipod: How great is our God, sing with me how great is our God, and all will see how great, how great is our God. "Sing" it with me today on Mel's behalf...sing it with me on Witt's behalf and all will see how great is our God...glory!!!


rise' said...

How great is our God.... I'll sing it with you all day long!

cheryl said...

What a perfect song to have "stuck in my head" today...I love it!

I always stop whatever I'm doing to pray for Witt when I hear "Mighty to Save" but I have another "anthem" for our little guy..."Voice of Truth!" That is truly what we all seek for Witt!!!

"But the voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says "do not be afraid!"
and the Voice of truth says "this is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth"

I know it's an "oldie" but the message is timeless and perfectly appropriate! Witt is slaying giants every single day of his precious, little life!!!

I love you!

Marjie Murff said...

I'm singing (can you hear me?), and praying for precious little Witt!

trash talk said...

I'll sing with you as well...this is one of my favorites. I'm praying for answers and rest for y'all. I do have a question and it may be something you have already addressed. Had a different medication been introduced around the time Witt's stomach issues began. Sometimes drugs have a way of interacting that isn't always postive. Like I said, this might be something y'all have already discussed with the doctors, but it just came into my mind as I was reading this post.
Thinking and praying for y'all always.

Jenn said...

I am singing the song How Great is our God! One of my favorites! We continue to pray for our little guy! Love you all!
Jenn & Joseph

sonja said...


What Cheryl said about the 'voice of truth'...do not be afraid....that's my prayer as we all sing together. This is not just a song, it is GOD, the creator of the song, and of Witt. We continue to sing and to trust. Love you guys so much!


kanishk said...

this is one of my favorites. I'm praying for answers and rest for y'all.

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