Yesterday we had our pre op appointment in Greenville. It was pretty uneventful. But, I had a precious moment with Emma as we were walking down the hallway to the room. She reached out and grabbed my hand. I saw her do that in China with one of her nannies. But, she has never done that with me. Loved it even for just a moment in time. More baby steps toward bonding and attachment.
Tonight as I was massaging Emma a few things came to mind:
Prayer request One...
The doctors would be surprised by some amazing findings with Emma's case and see some miraculous things in the process. I pray they see Emma--not just another surgery or procedure or case to deal with. Please pray for the anesthesiologist who we saw yesterday.. pray his heart is softened and he really sees our precious Emma--and sees Jesus in the midst of it all. Pray the neurosurgeon is also in Awe for some reason and sees something only God can reveal to him.
God would "Seal up" whatever he has for Emma and the rest of us in this process. As I put Frankincense on her as the last and final oil, I was reminded this is the oil representative of a gift from God and given to Jesus. Why Frankincense? Something about this oil is so amazing, beautiful, and powerful. I've read some things about it. One of it's features is how it can also help "drive in" other oils. So I put it on her last.
Of course we know, Jesus alone can "seal up" this entire deal. He alone can bind it all together for His Glory. But, the whole idea of binding or sealing everything up brought this well loved chapter from Isaiah back to mind: (please pray it over Emma-). Eventhough it comes from the Old Testament, Jesus quoted sections from it.
Tonight I also felt led to pray Emma would NEVER feel abandoned again. Today, tomorrow, surgery day, the days following or EVER again in her future. This is a HUGE request since this is baggage that can be carried subconsciously without kids ever really knowing why or how they carry it. So tonight pray Against Abandonment.
The days are getting closer.
We found out today we will be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Greenville from Friday night on, but we still need to wait to see if we have someplace to stay on Thursday night before the surgery otherwise we have to leave the house at 4:00 a.m. Just pray these details all get worked out. We really don't want to pay for a hotel.
Thank you for continuing to pray.
May Jesus be Known and Seen --- it's All His Story!