Sunday, August 5, 2007

All To His Glory

We have been completely shocked by the response, support, prayers, comments, concern and love we have experienced from our blog readers and friends. Just a few ways we have been blessed and humbled the past 10 days:

**There have been over 3000 hits on our blog the past 10 days.
**We have received emails and comments from complete strangers and long time and newly made friends who have found us or heard about us and have genuine concern and prayers for Baby Kate.
**Kate is on hundreds of prayer lists all over the country.
**Kate's story is linked on several other blogs and websites all over the country.
**Her nurses take time, while they are off shift, to check on Kate and our blog at home, during their precious time off.
**People are driving to Indy and taking the time to see us, spend time with us, take us to meals and pray with us.
**Little kids all over are praying to Jesus for "Baby Kate's heart to get fixed."
**Kate's progress is the topic of conversation at dinner tables and bedtime.
**Both of our families are stopping their lives to be with us, support us, keep Seth and stay with Kate while we step out of the hospital.
**Friends and Family are helping us with our daily routine stuff like: feeding our cat, maintaining the pool, renewing our library books, mowing our lawn, doing our laundry.

There is an awesome story from our friend Melanee under the comments on the "She's awake" entry...with that story she shared this verse:
1 Corinthians 12:12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.
Thank you all for being a part of the body! We are blessed!

When we found out about all of Kate's health issues...I found myself asking: "Why? Why? Why?" I don't think that question will ever be truly answered...at least not on this earth. But, one thing I have learned, realized and hoped...was that maybe...through our little story...in our little corner of the world...through our little (and big) struggles...that others may hear and know the Amazing Grace that is only given us through Jesus Christ. That, maybe in our total uncertainty of Kate's condition that our reliance on a God who is completely knowing and in control is the ONLY way we could get through all of this. That maybe...because of Kate's story...somebody "out there" might come to know the Lord. That...maybe...through my actions and attitude (and God's grace,) that others may see the peace my God provides. Now, by no means do I claim to be at peace 100% of the time....I am human and this is my little girl and my family...but I can not even begin to imagine all of this without Christ on my side....He is the glue holding all of this and us together.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Krista and Andy! It truly is amazing at how many people are praying for you! When Timmy was in the hospital it was amazing at the amount of cards we received. I filled two books of them. Just the other day over a year later I was packing them reading them and thanking the Lord for all the people I did and did not know that were praying for us!

Glad to hear that Kate is waking up and doing her best to show you guys activity! What a blessing!

We continue to pray for you guys and little Seth during this time!
Heartfully,
Jenny

Melissa said...

Good Morning. Your post shows how one little girl's struggle can and will touch the lives of many many people. Your family is an example of what strength and love in the Lord can do. You are such wonderful people who care deeply for those around you, especially Kate's medical family. We so appreciate being appreciated by you.

There are days that we sometimes question why we do what we do, then we see little ones like Kate trying to clap her hands and it makes it all worth while. God bless you all and especially Kate "in room 8."