May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017
And this is the day everything began to change. May 16, 2016 – Kayleigh had her first MRI, by this time that day we had been called by her pediatrician to come in the next morning, and had her tucked into our bed, praying desperately over her. I haven’t been looking forward to this. The idea of reliving each day is so incredibly painful. And I have documented it so very well, I should be able to remember clearly.
But guess what? Today is still a good day. I sat down to write tonight and realized that I didn’t really have and “amazing moment” for tonight. I was a little disappointed, but God doesn’t have to give me amazing moments for me to trust Him. And then it happened, a post ran across my feed from a high school friend. I have been following her posts for a while now, her oldest daughter has a rare type of heart failure called HCM. We aren’t talking about something where you take a pill and feel better, we’re talking about this sweet girl needs a new heart.
Lindsey (the mom) sent me the sweetest message a few months ago letting me know that Kayleigh’s story had encouraged her. That message came at the right moment. And tonight it was Lindsey’s post that came across my feed, encouraging me again. She used some of my favorite verses (Lam 3:20-25) that I had sent her, and talked about how our story had given them hope and faith to battle. I could stop right there – what a wonderful blessing from the Lord. But guess what? God’s not done.
I sent Lindsey a message letting her know how much I needed to read her post. A post that started with “Day 12 in ICU, day 8 on transplant list.” Waiting for a compatible organ can be a long and grueling process. I know some people literally wait years. And because Jesslynn’s condition is so rare, she needs specialized care – Hello Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)… that is a LONG way from home.
I figured I would get an answer, and maybe we would get to chat and encourage each other. I did not expect the reply I got… JESS GOT A HEART! As in they JUST got the call, and she will go into surgery at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Our God is so good. My amazing moment today is getting to watch God work miracles in someone else’s baby girl. What an amazing God we serve.
Would you all please join with me praying for Jesslynn? For the heart to be a perfect match, the doctors to have sure hands and eyes that catch every tiny detail, wisdom for everyone involved, discernment, and peace. I told Lindsey that Kayleigh’s prayer warriors are a force to be reckoned with – some of the most amazing people from all corners of the world. It’s time to move mountains again. I will post update tomorrow as I hear. Just keep praying!
Mathew 17:20
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”
Until tomorrow,
Click here to meet Jesslynn

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