July 31, 2016

We have arrived safely back at St. Jude!

We checked in at 6:00 tonight , just in time for Kayleigh to head to the hospital to have labs done. It still amazes me just how well she does for blood draws, never a tear or a complaint, and never stops smiling and giving the nurses a hard time. She’s a trooper!

We are scheduled for her MRI tomorrow morning at 6:45 am and the follow-up neuro consult at 11:15. As I sit here tonight, I do not have the words to express my desires to the Lord. I have complete peace that God is in control and that His plan is perfect. I know that He is using Kayleigh and her story in ways that I will never know. Every story, message, text, comment that is shared telling me how she is impacting hearts and changing lives encourages me that we are following God’s path for us. And that truly, God is using even this terrible thing for good like only He could. Romans 8:28 in living, breathing, tangible, action.

And yet, even with all this good I see, my hearts deepest desire is that He will grant my precious girl a miracle. That he will grant Kayleigh a clear scan. As my human eyes look at her and see the lingering side effects my brain says a clear scan is not possible. Yet as my heart looks at her it says God is mighty and able to do this and even more than I can possibly ask for. And so I ask. And I ask all of you to petition our Heavenly Father on Kayleigh’s behalf. Petition Jehova Rapha – the God who heals – for complete healing, for clear scans, for a miracle this side of heaven. Petition Him believing that He is able.

And as I go to sleep with this precious treasure God has entrusted to me wrapped tightly in my arms I will continue to fervently pray – because I am her mother and this is how I fight for her. But I know ultimately, this battle has already been won. It was won that day, thousands of years ago, when my savior chose to die in my place. Jesus defeated death, Kayleigh has chosen Jesus, I have chosen Jesus, so in my heart I am able to say – without reservation – Thy will be done.

Hebrews 12:1-2
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.

Until tomorrow,

Tucked in with her bunnyimage

My beautiful dinner date image

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