Sunday, October 22, 2006

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

We got the news yesterday that we were hoping not to get. Meskerem has septicemia (also known as "septis") which is a serious blood infection. She is on IV antibiotics to treat this. According to our Pediatrician, she will need to be on these antibiotics for weeks. I am waiting for confirmation on that from her doctors as well. Assuming they also say she will be treated for weeks, I am going to Ethiopia to be with her.

This is such a tough, tough decision for us. Obviously we are distraught to begin with over this diagnosis. I am happy to get to see Meskerem in person earlier than expected, but I wish it was under better circumstances. But to think of getting to spend time with her, and then having to come home without her...it's breaking my heart. I don't know how I am going to do it. I am relying totally on the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:9 - And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."... verse 10 ...for when I am weak, then I am strong.

I am excited to be in a season of my life where I will get to witness miracles. I am expecting the Lord to work miracles of healing, financial provision, needs being met while I am away, and peace over my family while we are apart. I am so grateful to serve a God who is bigger than all this.

11 comments:

owlhaven said...

Praying, praying, praying...

Mary

PastorMac's Ann said...

Praying for your little cutie.

Bek said...

me to.....

txmommy said...

just found you and spent a moment looking at some archieves. You have a lovely family and I will say a prayer for your littlest! Hope she joins her family soon.

Adrienne said...

I came over from Owlhaven. I am so sorry that your baby is so sick, I will be praying for her and for your decisions that must be made soon!!

marian said...

Oh, I will pray for you and Meskerem!

-Marian, AAI mom

5KidMom said...

Continuing to pray....

shells said...

I prayed for you this morning. I love that we serve a God who is just waiting for us to ask for the impossible. We will continue praying here.

Anne said...

Anxiously awaiting news of Meskerem's improvement -- keeping you all in my thoughts.

Joyful House Farms said...

How this has touched my heart. Daily I yearn for my children in Africa - and we haven't even officially started the process this time. But to have a name, a face, and to know she is sick - oh, the overwhelming maternal instinct...
As soon as I finish this comment, I will spend some time on my knees beseeching the Lord on your daughter's and your behalf. He truly does hear the cry of our hearts! I will continue to pray, as well. Update us when you can.
Cara

Robbin said...

Here from Owlhaven. I am praying for peace for your whole family and healingn for your daughter. I have enjoyed reading your thoughts and feelings through the adoption process!

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