Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Yesterday a friend of mine asked me to pray for one of her friends who just delivered their first baby boy in Louisville.  Unfortunately, their little guy was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and has already been through one open-heart surgery in his short week of life.  He's due for at least 2 more in the future, but there's no real treatment/cure for it other than a transplant, which carries its own list of ramifications.  I am gladly joining in prayer for this little man and his brave, God-loving parents.  Honestly, I was in tears reading about what they are going through and they are our age.  I can't even imagine...

God has blessed Brandon and I beyond imagination.  Sometimes I wonder why some people seem to have it so much easier than others.  Just when you think you've had a terrible day (just like when I fell down the stairs with Grayson), there's always someone out there getting the crap beat out of them--like the news that your baby son might not ever see his first birthday.  Reading stories like the Sextons and their son Luke and seeing that they are completely putting their faith in Christ to do a miracle and save their son makes my faith seem puny in comparison.  But the amazing thing is that Jesus doesn't care!  He is the same as He was when He walked on this earth--powerful and mighty are those hands!!  I rejoice in His strength and know that He can heal baby Luke.  I will pray that His will be done and I hope you will too.

I know many of you have been following this journal of our crazy life.  Most of the time it is merely a calendar of events and lacks depth.  But not today, my friends!  Isn't it amazing how a tiny little baby that we don't even know makes us re-evaluate how we think?  God works in mysterious ways.  I'd give anything for the Sextons to not have to go through this trial, but I know (and they know) that God has a plan and nothing is impossible with God.  NOTHING.  As I held Grayson today, I praised God over and over for letting me take care of him for a little while.  I know that Grayson is God's and he is merely on loan, but what a blessing he is in our life!  It amazes me as I watch him learn new things and makes me wonder even more about God--we are made in His likeness!!  What a miraculous being Grayson is--all of little toes and those sparkling, mischievous blue eyes.  How blessed we are that he was born healthy!  How easily it could have been us in that ultrasound room, receiving news that took our breath away...

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you give us each and every day.  Thank you for loving us even when we are not thankful.  Thank you, Lord, for allowing us to be parents of such an amazing little boy.  Your boy.  I am amazed at how much you must love us in order to entrust him to us.  How much you must love us in order to let your Son die just to be with us.  I could not do it.  Tonite, I pray Your healing hands on little Luke.  I pray that you heal his broken heart and bring peace to his Mommy and Daddy.  Be with the nurses and doctors and specialists and help them make good decisions and do Your work on Luke's fragile body.  Love them and protect them and bring them joy and rest.  Amen.

If you are interested in following the Sexton's journey, you can find their blog here:  http://lukesexton.blogspot.com/  I'm sure they'd appreciate any prayers!

Good night--


  1. God's gift of life is simply amazing, isn't it? We're in a sermon series at church called "If God is Good...." You might check out the podcasts if you're interested. (And oh, by the way, Southland just bought the Lexington Mall! haha)

  2. Wha?! Southland bought the mall? As in the mall on Nicholasville Rd?! What are they going to do with it???

    I'm praying for your friends, Molly. God is amazing and I know He has a plan for Luke.

  3. Wow! You know how to make a girl cry. You are an amazing person. I feel blessed to have such a God-loving woman as a friend. Thanks for writing this post. I will be praying my heart out for little Luke and praising God for my healthy family.