Saturday, September 12, 2009


"You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!"

I look at Witt's life and sing praise to my Lord. I remember the day that Witt was born and the tears of utter anguish not only for Witt but for Melanie and Austan. My God has indeed loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness. That's the big picture but I can also say that each day no matter the circumstances God has not allowed despair to reign. I don't know what even tomorrow holds for Witt but I know that God holds Witt! God is Mighty to Save and in that truth I rejoice. God is my incredible as Texas Children's is and the doctors, they are not my hope. Whatever circumstances I will walk through in my life I know(because I have experienced it through Witt) that God will gird me with gladness as long as He remains my Hope and nothing else in this world. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever!!

Witt is doing really well considering this is his second post-op day. I have asked you to pray for many specific things and this may take the cake. Witt needs to pass gas so he can eat! Sorry, but that is the greatest need. The x-ray this morning showed that Witt has a lot of gas in his intestine. He will not be able to eat until they know for sure his intestines have started working well after surgery. There is no concern. This is normal especially after abdominal surgery. BUT Witt is hungry and his hands just don't seem to do the trick!!


Gayle said...

How very true, Karen! God is OUR HOPE in all circumstances. He is already in our tomorrows and ready for us to walk (or be carried by Him as needed) through each day with Him. I wish all people truly knew that He is with them always and in all ways. Mel and Austan truly know and show that they know God is with Witt and them as He carries them through each moment of each day. Their hope, their trust, and their love is in God. God definitely shines through them, precous Witt, and the rest of the family! God handles all of the details in our lives, including gas in Witt's intestines!
We are praying,believing, and trusting that God will relieve that gas problem and get Witt's intestines working so that he can eat!
You are in our hearts and prayers.
Bobby and Gayle

phamza said...

Praise HIM! Abundantly and reverently give Him the Glory! Karen thank you for being such a blessing and sharing His hope in the midst of these circumstances - you are preaching from an interesting pulpit girl! and we receive it. . .I am so proud of Mel and Austan walking in God's wisdom - Witt is so precious and our Lord created this situation for greatness. We stand with you in honoring Him and lifting your whole family.