Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Blessings and Miracles

The day the Blaziers brought Lexie home.
This summer during Vacation Bible School, the kids learned Philippians 4:6 "Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything, tell God what you need and thank Him for what He has done."  This has been an often repeated verse in our house these last few months.  In June, the baby we had been praying for over two years to adopt was born.  The story of how God brought her to our family could fill up several blog posts (including the fact that a small group of women at Apostles chose a random day in May to pray and fast for us to adopt a baby, and the day they chose was (unknown to them and us) the very day that our daughter’s birth mother was making her decision about what family to choose)!  We were in awe and so thankful that God prompted these ladies to intercede for us at the exact time we needed it.

Unfortunately, our daughter, Lexie, was born with a bulging right eye.  An MRI revealed one of the largest masses the surgeon had seen in a baby so small – it filled her eye socket and then some.  A biopsy (major surgery for a 9 week old) was scheduled.  After the biopsy, the surgeon came to tell us he could not find the mass. It was not there anymore!  All praise and honor to the Lord God Almighty!  The surgeon was dumbfounded.  He said if he had not seen the MRI, he would never have known there was anything wrong with her eye. The recovery room nurse said “You must be a praying family.” Yes we are.  But it was not just us who had been praying - it was our family, friends, people we had never met, and all of our dear Apostles family.  We are overwhelmed by the Lord’s kindness, power, and unmerited favor in healing Lexie this way, and saving her from the radiation and drugs that had already been discussed as likely next steps. We are also overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, prayer, meals, emails and encouragement from our church family.  We have truly experienced what it means to be part of the Body of Christ, and have learned a lot about the power of prayer and blessing of community along the way.  Our hearts are full of gratitude for you all.

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