This morning we awoke to the roar of rain. It was not just a pitter pat but an all out downpour. Dismal, dark days are so depressing so I decided to try and make the best of it by making it a relaxing indoor day. Just books and movies, crafts and cuddling. Around noon the sun suddenly made an appearance and the once gray skies turned to brilliant blue...the chill of rain was replaced by bright warm rays. I thought to myself "How can such a miserable morning turn into such an amazing afternoon?"
Then it was like a ray of sunshine snuck inside and lit up my heart with hope...like a promise. Lancelot's little life may have had a pretty bleak beginning...but there is sunshine on the horizon. Then later this afternoon the local public health nurse came by to check Lancelot's weight and see how he is handling going back to the breast a little more and not being all on the bottle. I was excited to see the scale climb and hear that he has gained an entire pound since his visit last week with the pediatrician! He is now 10 pounds 11 ounces at six weeks old. That's up almost three pounds since his after surgery weight at two weeks where he was 8 pounds. Now we continue to try him back on the breast and see how it goes with weekly weights from public health. We also wait for our scope on the 20th and pray for a miracle and a vocal cord that is no longer paralyzed. Please continue to pray with us. Our church is also having an anointing service for him tonight.
We do praise God for his beautiful promises of his presence! We also thank him for the hope we have. Here is another promise a friend and mentor shared with me last night:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43