What an amazing night. Tim, Kayleigh and I were able to participate in the prayer vigil via FaceTime. I cannot begin to tell you just how moving that service was. To see how full the park was. To worship and pray with the music. To hear the prayers… thank you prayer warriors.
And then, the pictures of so many of you praying from all over. The texts. The messages. We simply do not have the words to express just how thankful we are to be surrounded and supported by such an army. We needed you and you showed up in ways we cannot believe. Thank you doesn’t convey what is in our hearts but it’s a start.
Tim and I have been working with the Quality of Life team, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and her doctors to figure out just how we can come home and take care of our girl. We want her comfortable and as normal as possible. And we want to be able to care for her ourselves. Thankfully, everyone here loves Kayleigh and wants the same thing for her. The way she endears herself to everyone around her is amazing. She is magnetic, drawing everyone to herself, even in this state. And as I watch people be drawn to our precious girl, I in turn get to see those same people being drawn to Jesus. And that’s why I never ask God “why”. I can see so many of the reasons why… He is using Kayleigh to draw people to himself. The impact of this 7 year old girl is more than most of us will have in our lifetime. She is the catalyst for change. Positive change. Eternal change. Praise God for allowing us to serve Him.
I had a nice long talk with the Lord today. So much unknown, so much grief, even knowing that Kayleigh is being used so mightily doesn’t make what we see any easier. It doesn’t make the thought of losing her ok. I finally settled in today – no matter how God chooses to answer my prayers, that I will still CHOOSE to praise Him. Choose to trust Him, choose to believe that His ways are better than my own. But I also told him that I would still be asking, everyday, without ceasing, for this miracle. And that I would be asking my friends, family, and prayer warriors to do the same.
So friends, tomorrow is a big day. Kayleigh has her MRI at 2:45. With her symptoms and the CT scan, the medical team is expecting the worst. I, however, am expecting God to show up. I don’t know how, but I know I will see Him tomorrow in some way, shape, form, or fashion. I don’t know what tomorrow’s scans will hold, but I know who is holding them – and He’s the one with all the answers anyway.
Please keep covering us all with your prayers. They are what hold us together when things are rough. We are so thankful for each of you. Treasure your children. Make time to teach them, time to love them. Love them enough to disincline them when they need it. No one is promised another day. Whatever you do, don’t take a moment you have with them for granted.
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.
Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.
3 Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. 4 Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. 5 How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
This is just one side of the park…
How precious are the prayers of children?
Volleyball girls praying tonight too