Sweet P is unique in so many ways!
She was born with a form of CHD, a Congenital Heart Defect. Did you know 1 in 100 children are born with CHD? Our girl is 1 in 100! We 100% knew this when we accepted her into our family, but it’s not something we’ve wanted to share until we had her home from China and looked at. We’ve known that heart surgery was imminent, but her file was very limited and we never even saw pictures of her heart until she was home.
Her doctor’s at Vanderbilt have been great and they were very pleased with how her heart looked. Without going into much detail, they said that everything can be corrected during surgery. This is an answer to prayer!!! I can’t express to you how much of a relief this is! Bringing her home and having no idea what her heart looked like was scary.
So why are we sharing this? We need prayer warriors for our little heart warrior! Her surgery is scheduled for this Wednesday! A few ways that you can specifically pray are for the staff, nurses, and doctors. That she understands a little of what will be happening and isn’t totally blindsided. And of course for her, her heart, and a quick recovery!
Can you imagine? Traveling to China, adjusting to life with a toddler who is also grieving, then your baby having heart surgery all within a matter of 4 months? We’re weary y’all and I cry often… I’m not gonna lie. Surprisingly, I have such a God-given peace about the surgery itself. We’ve been preparing and praying for this since the day we received her health information from our adoption agency.
This is all so hard and difficult, but guess what??!
God is the author of my daughter’s life. He is the great healer, the prince of peace, our shield, our protector, our strength, light, and JOY. He is our refuge, rock, hope, fortress, and strong tower. He is love. How anyone could go through something like this without Him is difficult to understand. I hope you know Him. If you don’t, reach out to me and I will be happy to tell you more about my Jesus. His love is free, and his grace and mercy are everlasting.
Please say a special prayer for Sweet P this Wednesday, October 28th, the day of her surgery. We will be sure to keep everyone updated. We love you all!
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
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