Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Thirty Days of Prayer--Updated below

Ellie will have MAJOR surgery in 30 days. We will be going to Shriner's Hospital in Tampa where she will have surgery for her hip dysplasis. Following this surgery, she will be in a spica cast, from the waist to the knees or ankles for up to 12 weeks. Doctors will not promise, of course, but we are hopeful that, after the surgery Ellie will be able to walk independently.

I would be honored if you would join our family and church family in praying for Ellie over the next 30 days. If you can commit, perhaps you could do as our pastor suggested and post her name on your refrigerator or dash of your car to keep you in remembrance of her.

Here are my specific prayer requests. (Feel free to add your own. )

**That God would get glory in Ellie's life and the lives of all of our children.
**That, whether God chooses to completely heal Ellie or not, her mama, daddy, brothers, and sisters, and especially Ellie will know that God's grace is sufficent.
**That God would give strength to her family as we "nurse" her following her surgery.
**That God would make the healing time a quick one.
**And, if it could be His will, that Ellie would be able to walk independently, and develop some manageable control of her bladder and bowel.

My prayer and desire is to read, claim, and live 2 Corinthians 4:7-18. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for directing my path last night to these verses.

And, thank you my friends, who I thank God for, the body of Christ, determined to lift up, support and encourage.

I love you all!


Update! Praise the LORD! Ellie saw the gastroenterologist today, and he is hopeful that she will develop the ability to control her bowels. Keep praying!


Monica said...

Sending up prayers from another family with a Shanxi Sweetie.


Anna Grace`s Jie Jie said...

Praying for y'all.........

Livin' out loud said...

You have our prayers for this little sweetie AND for the whole family!! I think she is in great hands with Shriners, they are soooo about the children!

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