Happy Thankful Thursday to all of you!
I couldn't let today pass by without telling you about what God did for us yesterday.
I have to begin by telling you that my mom sent me an email early yesterday morning. She said, "Blessings to you today and the Lord's favor are my prayers." The Lord's favor was upon us. Here is what happened:
A dear friend of ours called yesterday afternoon to give us contact information for a neurosurgeon. This isn't your typical doctor. Oh, no. This doctor graduated from Harvard and from an excellent medical school in Texas, he has been extensively published, is highly esteemed by his colleagues and patients, and has received many awards such as "Best Doctors in America in 2006."
I thought it was sweet of our friend to give us his contact information. Out of love for our daughter, I sent the good doctor an email and hoped that this VIP doctor, who didn't know us at all, would respond to my email but, I wasn't holding my breath.
In one hour I received a gracious reply from the doctor. One hour! I was overwhelmed to the point of tears. (Lord, you are just too good to us!) Not only had he heard about the doctor that we will see in the morning, but he added that he has heard good things about him and he recommends that we keep our appointment. Also, if we need another option or second opinion, he recommended 2 of his pediatric neurosurgeons and added that we could use his name as a reference.
I am almost overwhelmed again to the point of tears as I type this. I told my husband last night (If you are new to my blog, I refer to him as Mr. Incredible to protect our privacy...and because he really is incredible) that it feels like we are on the tiniest raft surrounded by water in a vast ocean. Believe me, I know that we are not in this alone. God's mighty hands are wrapped around our family completely and we know many of you are in this boat with us through prayer.
It's just the fact that we didn't know any neurosurgeons (I'm thankful there has not been a reason to know one as a doctor) and as any parent would, we want the best doctor possible for our daughter. Clearly this man is at the top of his field. For him to respond to my email in one hour just really blew me away. Isn't God amazing? Nothing is too difficult for Him.
Whether we get to meet this doctor on this side of heaven or not, he was a blessing to my family. One of our prayers in all of this is that somehow, with God's help and leading, He would use us in the midst of this to be a blessing to others too. Don't get me wrong...there are times I want the world to stop! But, I have learned enough to know that somehow life isn't always about us. We don't want to become so self focused that we miss the opportunity to share His love with those around us. Even in this season, we want God to receive much honor and glory.
I better get my sweet Hannah to school. Thank you for your prayers. Your support for our family is such a blessing.
P.S. If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! You can find out more about Rachel's story in the previous 3 posts.
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