Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GOD IS HERE!

The surgery is over...Witt is back in the room...
And now he rests!




Wow...what a God...what a God glorifying day!!!! The presence of God has at times been overwhelming. He is always More Than Able!!! As I write this post my heart is very saddened for the family just across the hall from Witt. I met them this morning and had the blessing of praying with them. Their 19 year old son, Reggie, has crashed twice this evening. He has a very rare immune system disorder. In the very short time that I have gotten to know them I have cried with them, prayed with them, held them and most importantly praised our God with them. I see God in this family!

Family and friends all gathered here today to show support for Witt, Melanie and Austan. And if they couldn't be here they were praying and texting me to keep a close eye on our situation. John Young from our church stopped by...he always shows up in God's perfect timing. He even took the opportunity to encourage and pray with another dad(Paige's dad). And Mona brought strawberries along with fudge to dip them in...somethings are more than essential! I see God in family members and friends!

All of you who follow Witt's blog and pray for us were felt here. You rallied around us by your prayers and comments. Your words were so soothing and encouraging. I see God in our blogger family!

Melanie and Austan....my sweet Mel and tender hearted Austan....they continue to glorify God in the way they walk through this. This is a hard hard walk...one that they didn't choose but God chose for them. They bring God glory and don't even realize it most of the time. Life is not sucked out of them and their joy is not stolen. I see God in Melanie and Austan!

AND Witt...just look at that face of Witt's...need I say anymore than I simply see the essence of our God all over those tape-free cheeks.

Thank You, Lord...thank You for being Lord of all the events of today. You are Mighty...Mighty to Save!!!!


20 comments:

connie said...

Those are some beautiful tape-free cheeks. :)

Linda said...

Beautifully said.....and that precious face says it all.

lynn said...

As we sang "Witt's Anthem" tonight at church, I knew that was a God-incidence, not a coincidence! Lisa Pierre asked me to let y'all know she is praying for Witt! Karen, thanks for the updates on the other families in he PICU. I'm sure all Witt's followers want to pray for these other families as well, so keep us all posted on their prayer requests too. Tell Mel I will get gingerbread men as soon as possible!

Raley Family Blog said...

I praise the Lord that he is out of surgery and resting well. What a sweet face he has. I love you all so much and wish I could be there with you! I am so thankful to be apart of a family that loves and serves God no matter what. Hugs to everyone!!!
Alicia

Raley Family Blog said...

I praise the Lord that he is out of surgery and resting well. What a sweet face he has. I love you all so much and wish I could be there with you! I am so thankful to be apart of a family that loves and serves God no matter what. Hugs to everyone!!!
Alicia

cheryl said...

And, I assure you that we all see God in YOU...and, by your words we all learn to see God more clearly in our own lives. Thank you, Karen, for always being our rock! (and, today I saw the MAMA BEAR in you, too!)
I love you dearly!

trash talk said...

To see his sweet face after surgery is all the proof I need to know God is there. Witt has God's favor and all of y'all are walking in His grace.
Debbie

Shelley said...

Such a sweet little angelic face...a beautiful glory to God post...thanks so much for sharing....blessings on this St. Patrick's day....

kristin fulghum said...

God is changing lives through witt! so glad the surgery went well.

Kay Ostrom said...

Praise God for the successful surgery! Wish we could have been there but were with you in prayer! Karen thank you for sharing your heart with everyone. Your strength has been amazing as well as Mel and Austan and actually...the whole family! My prayer is for God to continue to strenghthen each of you every day.

Poefam said...

What a precious testimony that his little life has already been! WOW!

Marjie Murff said...

Praise God for Witt's successful surgery, and thank you Karen, for your faithful witness to us all of your strong faith! Prayers continue for a speedy recovery for precious Witt!

craftymarta said...

Witt looks like an angel, his face is the face of peace and God's love. I'm so honored by the fact that thru you and this blog many have been blessed by getting to know Witt, Mel and Austan. I praise God for those He had placed closed to you, some to be ministered by you and some to ministered to you. I will continue praying for you all, God is good, always, no matter the circumstances. Thank you God. Blessings, Marta.

Gayle said...

What a beautiful face! What a wonderful God!
Our hearts and prayers are with you. God's plans are perfect!
We love you all very much!
Bobby, Gayle, Jennifer, and Joseph

FILIGREE MOON said...

Continued prayers for healing and peace for precious Witt and your family as well as the other families you have mentioned. Such a sweet, peaceful babe! ~ Angela

Barrow Family said...

He looks very handsome, as he always has! I pray for your family often and am so inspired by how strong each and everyone of you are. Witt is a prettyy awesome kid with a pretty awesome family. (Lynn'sfriend) -Sara

milillo fam said...

i love those precious cheeks!! we were praying hard for that sweet baby boy of yours, mel!! malachi and i say prayers for "baby witt" every night at bedtime. i am SO praise-filled to hear how seamless his surgery went and cannot wait to see what God will do through his life next! HE IS MIGHTY!!!!

babs said...

Your faith amazes and encourages me every day! So glad to see ALL of Witt's precious little face! Praying for him and all of you. (You don't know me - I worked briefly with Lynn H. (Katy ISD DOL)and have followed Witt's site since his birth. Blessings to you all!

Wykate said...

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. Psalm 5:11

Glenita Hayden said...

Sweet baby!! Thank God it went well! He looks like he is resting soooo good. Maybe mama can too. And everyone else up there helping out. He'll be awake tomorrow wanting to play with his toys !!! Love u guys !