Finally............

You may remember that I ask for prayer for Olivia several months ago.  Thank you for praying.

It has been a long journey, but I think I can safely say that she is getting back to her old self again.....finally.

Several medications, vitamins, and new food choices are helping boost her iron level, hemoglobin level, and glucose level back into ranges where she is not wanting to sleep all the time.  Her dizzy spells have become much less frequent, and she actually went to church camp last week and made it all week!!!  (I felt like a crazy mom with my two one-gallon Ziploc bags filled with her a.m. and p.m. medications for the camp nurse, but it was worth it knowing she had everything she needed to stay on the side of mending!)

It's been a while since I've shared about her, so tonight as I was uploading recent pictures, I thought I'd share a few.

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Olivia, Maddie, and Kandi at the end of their week of camp.  I promised Olivia I would bring Kandi when I came to pick her up.  Olivia was more excited to see Kandi than she was to see me.....really.....I didn't even get a hug.

Olivia and some of her friends (remember the gingerbread house girls?) at Pullman Square for Cameron's birthday today.

I can't even tell you how my heart feels when I see this smile back on Olivia's face........

In humble thanks tonight for Olivia's continued improvement, fully aware that God has not always answered my prayers in the way I have desired. I realize more and more every day that being His child does not always mean getting what I want.......

but it does mean that I am free to go to Him with all that is on my heart.

When I do, I can walk in confidence knowing that He will be with me every step of the journey......no matter what.

You can know that too! 

God loves you.

He hears your every prayer.

He has a plan when He gives His answer.

Trust Him even when you don't understand.

He is with you when you face the good days and the bad.



2 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

Ii don't know how I missed this post. So happy to hear that beautiful Olivia is feeling better and because she is much better I am sure you are feeling better as a consequence. Praise our wonderful God for his care and love. No, as you say, He doesn't always answer in the way we would like but we know that He knows all things and answers in the best way, even when we don't understand it.

Blogger Melanie said...

I'm so glad to hear that Olivia is on the mend. Relief.

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