Psalm 23 came to mind this morning as I was holding Ava before surgery… I really feel like today we are walking through the valley where death is lurking in the shadows, but praise the Lord that His light is also shining there as well and He is comforting us.
It was terribly difficult holding her this morning and the sending her off, but she is in God’s hands, and like Isaiah 40 says…
He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
That’s where she is as she is going through this valley, gathered safely in God’s arms, and that knowledge comforts us, but this is also probably the most difficult day of our entire lives.
OK – but here is a cool thing, her surgeon is also a concert pianist. Somehow that is incredibly comforting. This man’s brain is obviously in a whole different realm and I thank God for a surgeon who is that incredibly talented.
So even though it’s a long and risky surgery on a very sick baby, our trust is in God today and we are relying on His strength.
Thank you everyone for your prayers and encouragement and as I hear any news today I promise I will keep you updated.
God bless our little Ava and keep her!