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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Reality check and baby Rowan

Every now and then, God gives me a much needed kick in the behind. This morning was one of those times. In case you haven't picked up on it in my recent posts, I've been feeling pretty discouraged. Maia's recovery has not been what I think it should be. I want her to be back to our pre-hospital Maia and I want it NOW or preferably yesterday ;-) I know that's not realistic, but doesn't stop me from wishing for it.

Anyway, I got on FB this morning and read about a little girl who desperately needs prayers. Rowan is about six months old and was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She recently underwent heart surgery and things did not go well. Rowan is on life support and has a leaky valve. The doctors may not be able to repair this and iif that is the case, Rowan would be removed from life support and allowed to pass on. After our journey with Maia, I can only imagine the agony that Rowan's mom Katie is going through. I do not know them personally, but ask if you would include this family in your prayers. May God uplift them and give them strength. Your prayers moved mountains for our sweet girl and I know that our Heavenly Father loves little Rowan so much. He knows all the days of her life. I am inquiring if there is a blog for Rowan and will share this as I am able.

So, this brought me back to reality. My precious daughter is ALIVE! She is healing. Her body is amazingly strong. That combined with her warrior spirit and God's mercy have brought her back from near death. Your prayers have encouraged and sustained us as well as helped bring about a miracle. In the scheme of things, I have no reason to feel discouraged or sorry for our circumstances. Life may look different than we pictured it, but Maia is with us. She is beautiful beyond compare. I wake up every morning and look at that adorable face and I am overwhelmed with love for her. As Jaqueline, Pat, and others have commented, she WILL amaze everyone with her recovery. And God will be glorified in her return to health! Who am I to question His plan for Maia and our family? Why do I think I know better than the Creator of the universe?

Thanks God for the reminder and reality check this morning. I needed it!!


  1. I am praying and believing and claiming victory in Jesus name for Rowan. I am glad God gave you a spiritual kick in the pants, because now you and Maia can move forward. We all need spiritual kicks in the pants, I have been having them too, just yesterday. You are all in my prayers. Maia will be amazing, wait on the Lord, rejoice in the Lord, trust the Lord, surrender to Him. This is what God has laid on my heart for you and me too. Hugs to all of you.
    Jacquelene L.

  2. You are exactly right Melanie. I never would have thought my child's illness could be for good, and I don't believe for a moment that God causes bad things to happen to children....He heals them. But along our journey, we have changed....and that is a God thing! We stop and smell the roses now. We appreciate the small things. We are not in a hurry, and we realize that the journey, not the destination is what it is all about. Thank God!


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