Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Joy in our journey ahead?

Thanks for your prayers friends!
   This is a quick post asking for prayer.  Today is the first day of a l-o-n-g journey in helping Lucy with the correction of her deformed foot.  While our little girl walks (with an altered gait), jumps and rides a bike a.o.k. right now, it's a medical issue that must be addressed.  Doing nothing would result in Lucy's inability to walk later in life and also be a cause of significant and chronic pain.
This is my attempt to show you , Lucy's foot deformity and
her knee contracture -- next year this time we're
expecting it to look radically different!

Another view of her little footsie
I've been caught  off guard this morning with the emotions that have sneaked  up on me.   Last night was the "last swim", this morning was her "last bath" in the tub, she's riding her little bike on the deck for a "last time".  When I write "last time", I mean last time for several months, possibly up to a half year.  The journey is now directly in front of us and I think sometimes the "unknown" can be more daunting and scary then the reality.  In truth, we don't know the outcome of the journey BUT...we know who does!

I'm reminded that there IS JOY in the journey if we choose it!! So this morning I'm going to seek the road that will lead to the JOY.  If you know me in real time, and you see me falling off that destination, I'm giving you permission to help me with my GPS's navigational system!

Thanks friends for your love, prayers and encouragement as we travel this uncharted path with Lucy and with God at the helm!!

  Knowing fear is NOT from God, I'm reciting TRUTH as I type this.  Truth that only comes from truth giver!! As I searched for scriptures related to fear, I was reminded that are many. Emboldened with power from above, here's the promise I'm claiming for today:

 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline."  2 Timothy 1:7's the medicine this Mama needs to stock up on:

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