Tomorrow, we'll be heading to Dartmouth with E for a fairly uncomplicated maintenance surgery for her cecostomy. We recently learned that her body is not healing the way that it should be, and the tubes will need to stay in her for at least another year. This was not what we'd envisioned or expected but God is sovereign, and it has not taken Him by surprise.
Years ago, when we began this journey of not knowing what was wrong with our daughter, the Lord impressed upon my heart repeatedly that this trial was not just for her or about her. That there was a greater purpose: to build the faith of the believers around her and to magnify His love and care and power so that those who do not yet believe would see. That has helped me steady my gaze, because it's hard not to get frustrated.
|E (far right) with her little sisters.|
She has been a dear example of perseverance for them
throughout all of this!
for His glory!
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