Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Friday, May 20, 2011


The day of the surgery, Chloe and I drove to Denver and Greg took care of getting the boys and Raeya to school. Chloe and I sang all the way. I am glad someone likes my voice. She was so excited about the possibility of being able to wear underwear. Oh, the things we take for granted. It was a blessing to sing "Old McDonald, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Jesus Loves the Little Children, etc....It helped to ease the anxiety and wash some of the stress of the month away. This month, with the upcoming operation, a dog ready to deliver puppies, the whole house getting not one but two viruses the week before Chloe had surgery has been a little hard. God protected Chloe. She was spared both viruses and was able to have the surgery as scheduled. The rest of family was able to get the "illness" out of the way so we can better serve Chloe through the next 3 months of recovery.

The surgery went smoothly. For my spina bifida friends, we had the bladder augmentation, ACE procedure and Mitrofanoff procedure. The bladder augmentation was detrimental to her health, the ACE procedure was necessary but we elected to do the Mitrofanoff. Our surgeon told us he could not make anything better than what nature had made but we thought the Mitrofanoff would make life easier for Chloe in the years to come.

My little girl has been rearranged on the inside and her body is struggling to understand what happened and to heal. Not to different from seven months ago when her emotional life was rearranged due to adoption. She has healed, bloomed and has gladly accepted her status as a daughter and no longer an orphan. I know her physical body will do the same.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amy, Prayers and big hugs being sent your way. As you already know we are preparing for the same surgery in the near future. Being able to pick out & wear cute underpants sure is taken for granted as that is the big prize after the surgery and our girls sure have earned it. Hugs to you and sweet Chloe.