Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bless His Heart


jayce

He was born with Pulmonary Atresia.

Tomorrow he has to have a heart catheterization.  In about 2 weeks, he’ll have to have his first heart surgery to insert some sort of tubing to make up one of the pulmonary veins that is missing. 

As his mother I feel so helpless.  One part of me just wants to go to the hospital and scoop him up in my arms and bring him home and just hold him forever and ever.  Another part of me (the more sensible part) knows that in order for him to have the best life possible, he has to go through these procedures and surgeries.  It’s not going to be easy for him or for his family.

But then I am reminded (speaking of “heart”):


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all they ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

In order for any of us to have the best life possible, we have to go through these trials.  I feel so blessed to have the love and support from so many friends and family members.  I love that I can rely on my Heavenly Father to be with Bogey and comfort him when I can’t.

I continue to build and nourish my little sprig as I trust in Heavenly Father and His Son’s Atonement. 

How grateful I am for the power of prayer and the ability that I have to go to my Father in Heaven and and know that HE knows what I’m pleading for when I say,

Bless his heart”.

11 comments:

Noelle and Corey said...

He is such a sweet little angel. Bless his heart. And his beautiful hide. (You've seen 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, right?) Seriously. Way to show off how tough your faith and spirit are. God doesn't hand out those kind of compliments frequently--most people would have crumpled and failed at the ultrasound stage.

It certainly won't be a cakewalk, but I also have confidence in you to handle the trial. What a blessing to have such a chosen son of God in your home. His presence is certain to pour out more blessings than challenges.

Little Family Fun said...

Your babies are so beautiful!! Congratulations! I am praying for him and you and your whole family! Your testimony is powerful and strengthening. I've always looked up to you Rachelle, and even more so now. :) You are an AMAZING mother.

evamarie said...

Our thoughts are with you and your family. They are beautiful babies!!

Northern Nickle Clan said...

They are both gorgeous! Congrats, and prayers are with you!!!!!! Hope the best for your other little bogey.:) Cute babies!

Samantha said...

Sending lots of prayers your way today. You are so amazing and your testimony is so inspiring. That sweet little man is so blessed to have you for his mom. Thinking about you lots!

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The Story of Life said...

Thank goodness for modern medicine. I'm sure the doctors will take great care of that sweet darling little baby of yours!

Melissa Bitton said...

Oh, that little guy is adorable! Bless you, Rochelle...it must be so hard to be without him. I'm crying just thinking about it. The Lord has blessed your sweet little boy with loving parents and to be born in a time with great medical interventions! Hang in there!

Lindsey said...

Your babies are adorable! Congratulations! I am so sorry to hear about this little guy. We will keep him, you, and your sweet family in our prayers. Hang in there and know you are loved.

Braziers said...

Congrats on the babes! And here I was thinking that we were catching up with you! hehe. We will be praying for your little guy and for the whole family as well. It is an emotional time regardless when a baby is born and yours seems to be multiplied (no pun intended!). Hang in there and keep on keepin on!

Justin and Kristin said...

I can only imagine what it would be like to have to have a child who has to go through heart surgery at such a tiny age! (My mom did it with me, so it's possible!, but still.) You are a strong and faithful woman! I will pray for little bogey!