Thursday, January 29, 2009

that which we knew we would receive is ours!

"Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones."
Proverbs 3:7-8

The Dr's office called a little while ago. The nurse said the Braden's lab work looked good except for his iron levels are pretty low. They told me a liquid vitamin that I should start him on that should help with that little issue. Otherwise, his white blood counts were normal and looked good. They said to continue to watch his lump. If it grows or changes, or if I still feel concerned after a week or 2, to bring him back. He's a healthy boy! I knew it but I must admit I couldnt wait to get that call today. It's all too much to look at him and simply wonder what the test would reveal. Although I know my God's test reveals that he is strong, growing, healthy and with a plan for his future! I stood on that and because the promise of God is Yes! and Amen! Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers and for giving me this boy that is such an awesome blessing in my life. He teaches me something every day and I am a better mother because of him. He will do great things for you Lord!

I always find it inspiring when I read in the Bible a story of a mother, father, or even a sibling who pleads to Jesus for the health of their child or loved one. The go before our God with great faith and in great measure. They sacrifice so much of their pride and that which would be natural to them in order to be humble and beg for the lives of those that they love so much. Imagine how God felt sitting in Heaven and watching his only Son be crucified and mortified in front of so many people who literally hated him. It makes me cry thinking of the pain of our heavenly Father during such an awesome yet excruciating event. The last few days have been hard on me as a mom. I look at these two babies and the enemy has flooded my mind with thoughts of illness, sickness, and sometimes much worse. The Lord has control of my thoughts, however, and so I quickly bind up that which the enemy would have me feel and get rid of it. I cling to hope and the promise of God. These children that are so beautiful and vibrant have GREAT and MIGHTY plans from Heaven in the days to come. Remember their faces. They will do great things for the kingdom! These children are unique and separate. I feel it. I know it. These babies are called of God. They are called to health. They are called to greatness. Take a good look at them. This is our future and all that is great within it!

Brother was leanin back to give Nora a kiss. So sweet!

I truly didnt think that you'd even be able to see his bump in a picture, but after I took it and realized you could in fact see it, I thought I'd share it with all of you who have been praying. Please continue to do so. I believe and ask that you would believe with me that this small bump would be gone in the name of Jesus, never to be seen again! I know it will happen. Thank you for your love, concern and prayers for Braden and our family. You never cease to amaze me with your friendship and thoughtfulness.

I know where it is, but for those of you who maybe cant see it as clearly, it is right below his hair line, and right above his shirt line. Smack in the middle of his little neck.


Jackelyn said...

Ramee, I have been thinking about you guys alot after I read about Braydens lump. I am estatic that his bloodwork came back okay!

Kalli said...

So happy it all came back clear! Also so proud of you for keeping your cool and knowing God had it cleared long before this.

Rachel said...

I can see the bump, and I know you can but Jesus Christ sees that bump and I know He is doing a mighty work. I just love the fact that you're not just saying all of these beautiful prayers in "hopes" that he will be healed, you truly believe it in your heart of hearts. You are a great woman of outstanding faith, Rameelin. I've been praying for brother lots and lots :) I love you!