If you’ve been following along this year, every week I am trying to memorize a new verse. This week’s verse is Matthew 19:26. Even though I already have the following verse memorized, I thought it would be a good one for next week…
Isaiah 41:10 has always been my dad’s favorite verse. For years, he wore it on a chain around his neck. I’ve always loved this verse, but never has it meant so much to me than over the last three years. This is the verse I pray over Ashby with each procedure…and today is procedure number eleven in 18 months.
By the time you read this post, we’ll be all checked in at the hospital. She’s nervous. I’m nervous. We’re all nervous. Sometimes, when your kiddo goes through so much, you become a little numb to the severity of the situation. Or maybe that’s just me? She is so tough, so brave and such a trooper, that sometimes, it’s easy to forget what a struggle this whole thing is for our sweet girl. Procedure #10 did not go well. It was very hard for her physically and emotionally…so, we have the ghost of that following us around today.
Today, I’m asking for you guys to pray for Ashby. Pray first and foremost for safety and health during the procedure, pray for her recovery, pray for healing and pray for little heart. She has a whole lot of emotions about the reality of her situation. I wish you all could get to know Ashby in person. She is ALWAYS full of this joy. She is sweet, she is kind, she is brave and she is INDEPENDENT! I bet she says the phrase “Let me do it myself” at least 20 times a day. From getting in and out of the car to opening something, carrying things, and more…she doesn’t want your help, she wants to learn to do it herself. That’s our girl 🙂 .
If you missed my last update on Ashby’s overall health, you can read it HERE. In the meantime, we appreciate the prayers. See you tomorrow. xo