We are very grateful to have them back. Though Victoria was at the hospital for six days, they never really figured out what was the matter. They figured out that it was not a clogged shunt, that her liver was fine, that her pancreas was good. Though she is home, she is not 100%!! She is having a hard time digesting her food. And has been quite gassy. She is also in some pain...one symptom of her pain is the clenching of her hands. We found out that her fingernails are sharp!! Victoria scratched the edge of her finger, and now has a slight infection in it. Thankfully, we got it rather quickly, and are able to treat it with Epsom salts. Hopefully it will heal quickly!! We have been giving her warm baths, rubbing her back with deep tissue oil\olive oil, and using the hot water bottle:)...overall, to anyone else it would be called royal treatment!!! So, if you think of it, would you pray that Victoria would not be too gassy, that she would not be in pain, and that her infection, which is really quite small right now, would not spread and would heal quickly. Our whole family is overwhelmed of how everyone has prayed for us. Thanks so much, we really appreciate it!!! Sorry for the lack of pictures. Our camera's screen is broken; We can still take photos, only problem, we can't see what we are shooting:):) Anyway,we are blessed to have our little treasure to minister to. Constantly, we keep in remembrance the words of Jesus, "insomuch that ye do it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do it unto me"!!
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
It's a very familiar passage, is it not? Yet, do we really comprehend it? Would we whine when things don't go our way, if we really believed that God has given us the situations we are in? Just think, God loves us so much, that He, in his great mercy, sends us trials,(yes, and joys!!), all so that we get more and more conformed to Jesus' image. What is Jesus like?
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
There is so much more that Jesus is: here are some references for you that are out there that would like to discover more about what Jesus is like. Is. 53, Mt.1:21, Mt 4:1-11, Mt 5,6,7, Mr. 6:34, Mr. 14:32-36, Lu 22:63-24:53,Jn. 15,16,17, 11 Co. 5:21,Heb.4:14-15
May you be encouraged in your spirit as you read and think about Jesus.
Never forget that whatever you are going through, Jesus has already been there. Trust in His all sufficient power to carry you through!!