I have been keeping up with a few blogs lately and I am in complete awe of the strength that God gives to us as humans when we are in the midst of things in life that seem too big and too scary to go through. He can be "enough" if I will only allow him to be.
First, there is the story of little Julian Avery. I learned of Julian through the blog of Dawn, also known as the "ebay mom", whose blog can be seen here: http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/. Julian is a 4 year old with neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer. He is only four years old, and as his mom, Mimi says, is just waiting for his wings right now. It could be any day that Julian goes to be with our Dad in heaven. And yet, Mimi is a champion for not only her son, but her God, and however sad she may feel on the inside, He has given her a strength to tell His story while she shares the story of King JuJu with all of us readers. You can visit Julian's World on CarePages.com. You'll have to register, but his page is JuliansWorld (all one word). I defy you not to find encouragement there! God bless Mimi, and Julian and his daddy and brothers.
Secondly, there is the story of Nate, Tricia and baby Gwyneth. Came to know their story through a fellow stamper's blog. Here is the story of a happy couple, Nate and Tricia, and a disease called Cystic Fibrosis. Tricia was beginning to prepare for a double lung transplant, when she and Nate found they were expecting. So, recently at around 24-25 weeks, when Tricia was just struggling too hard to breathe and rest, the docs decided it was time to deliver baby Gwyneth. So into the world she came, just 1 pound and 6 ounces and as tiny and beautiful as ever. She is doing well, according to Nate's blog, which can be seen here: http://www.cfhusband.blogspot.com/. And Tricia is still holding on. She smiles and her heart rate lowers to a more comfortable pace when Nate enters the room to talk to her. We are all believing Dad to heal her completely so that she will wake up, not fight the help with breathing from the machine that is helping her, and that she will grow stronger and stronger and be able to watch their baby grow big and strong too. The catch here is this: Nate sees the reality that this part of his life may all to quickly come to an end, and yet he praises God and gives him glory for all He has accomplished thus far. And even more, Nate has shared that message of a LOVING GOD who is here for us no matter what we are going through.
I pray that I will cling to that strength of my God more and more each day, even in my little trial. I pray the same for you, so that should we be faced with something bigger, we will never doubt WHO is in control of it all. Blessings!