If you’re new to my blog, let me point you to the touching and inspiring story of my nephew, Ethan. I blogged about Ethan earlier this year (see A Picture of Perseverance).
In short, our sweet little relative has endured far more than most adults. He’s undergone three open heart surgeries, all to reconstruct his entire coronary system. Throughout the long ordeal he has maintained an amazing attitude.
Since many of my readers were so kind to pray for Ethan, I thought I’d give an update on his condition as well as share some exciting news from within his family.
The “lil man”, as those within the family call him, has been in and out of the hospital in recent days dealing with a series of little seizures and other complications. To date, the tests are promising; there has been no damage to his brain or lungs.
But would you believe that at the same time the family was navigating the stress of another hospital stay, Ethan’s mom was checked into another hospital in Florida just down the road.
You see, Ethan’s newborn sister, Sophia, was born on May 17th at 6:12 P.M. Ethan’s father met his new daughter and then went over to Miami Children’s Hospital to spend the night with Ethan.
Isn’t that just like our Heavenly Father? In the midst of all the strain and stress, He blesses a family with the gift of a new life. Allow me to quote from an email I received from the family:
Our God is SO FAITHFUL and He takes me back to the PROMISES He has spoken over Ethan and that is not just of healing but of being HEALED not just of restoration but of being RESTORED not just of completion but of COMPLETED . . . God moved those promises to being DONE and already happened . . . so we stand in the midst of the valley and continue to walk on the foundation of our LOVING and MIGHTY GOD. Trusting and abiding in Him throughout the journey to get to the point of fulfilling the promise. Jesus is at out side, and He is right next to Ethan walking beside him, interceding and covering us. Amen?
Amen! Thanks again for praying for my nephew.