Saturday, November 14, 2009

Power of Prayer

I do realize that most you who visit this blog are wanting to see pictures/updates of Garrett and our family; but today I wanted share something that has been in my mind this week. Just because I am married to an English major does not mean I am a good writer, quite the opposite actually. The longest thing I usually write all week is a three lined prescription at work so bare with me.

As some of you may know I follow a blog by a woman named "MckMama" at (many of you follow her yourself). As I have lifted up on this blog before, her son, Stellan, was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia in womb and has fought a battle against this disorder with many medications and one failed surgery accompanied by several hospitalizations throughout the year. Well unfortunately the week of Stellan's first birthday (the week of Halloween) he failed his medications and went back into this deadly arrhythmia. Along with doctors, Stellan's parents decided to make the trip to Boston's Children's Hospital last weekend. To make a long story short, Stellan almost died on Monday and had to be revived. He was whisked away to an emergency surgery to ablate the accessory pathway that causes his disorder. Ladies and gentleman it was a true miracle but Stellans surgery was a HUGE SUCCESS and he is now free from the disorder he has been plagued with his short life.

The truly "magical" thing about Stellan's story is that people from all over the world prayed for that little boy. You can see a map at the above website. And I was included! I can honestly say that I prayed for that little boy nearly hourly for three days. At times I was literally on my knees praying for his mother, family, doctors and a miracle! When I read the good news of Stellan's "home run" surgery , as his mom put it, on Monday night I was jumping up and down like a babe on Christmas morning! I think I said "Hallelujah and Praise God"! So throughout this week I have wondered why don't I pray that way daily for my family and others. Sure there are things that I am anxious about or true blessings I see daily, but why am I not on my knees for those things? Why am I not praising God by jumping up and down for my daily blessings? Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." I don't know about you but I need to "acknowledge Him" more in my life on a daily, hourly basis. I saw this week the greatness of God in Stellan's story because God gave me so much joy in witnessing what happens when communicate with Him! I will be making more of an effort to pray and praise God more often in my life, wont you?!!

O.K. and picture of Garrett because I cannot post without one!

Seak peek of fall pictures taking by Amanda


Laura and Jeremy said...

Great post, Brooke! Love you girl!