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Sunday, January 15, 2012

HOPE

Adeline received a Poowoe and the sweetest lovie from a good friend of my sister who runs the Pink Poodle Pillow Project honoring her daughter, Bailey Catherine McReynolds, today. Inside the box with the pillow and lovie was a notecard that has "HOPE" on the back and the Bible verse, "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31. I remember Shanda posting this verse on Facebook awhile ago, but it speaks more to me now than ever before!

Upon getting Adeline's initial diagnosis, the thought of her running and not growing weary, walking and not becoming faint were hard to imagine. All we were told was that she would not be able to partcipate like other children. That her heart, or more precisely, the half that she has would only be able to sustain so much and that she would be limited in what she could do. Weariness and becoming faint replaced our thoughts of vibrant and active. But this verse reaches beyond medicine and the physical limitations of any human body. It is with HOPE in the Lord that we become more than what science or society tries to limit us to be. Hope in the Lord gives us that strength needed to exceed. Scott and I can only hope that Adeline hopes in the Lord like we do, because with that hope even half a heart beats completely, fully and without growing weary or faint.

It is people like Shanda who make my heart full! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and I know that Adeline will appreciate these wonderful gifts when she gets here.

4 comments:

  1. Love this bible verse! And... the new blog layout, especially this little owl staring at me as I type. Gabriel would be SO in love with owl. That boy loves him some owls. Anyways, seemed like a good moment for blog love.

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  2. Just wanted to let you guys know that since Taleigh told us about sweet Adeline, Cade and the rest of our family have been praying for you guys. I will pray that your meetings go well with the surgeon and that it will be abundantly clear who the Lord wants to use to operate on Adeline.

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  3. Such a beautifully written post, Camille. You are amazing, friend!

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  4. Hey girl!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Need anything you have my number!! Love ya!!

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