Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Be Strong and Courageous!

We are less than a week away from surgery! As we prepare mentally and physically this verse continues to minister to our souls. Joshua 1:9 " have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous; do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." This verse will be taped on Parker's bed in the CICU as a visual reminder for all of us! Courage is facing difficulties and obstacles, knowing God has promised to be with you. Joshua could move into the land with strength and courage, focusing not on the obstacles, but on God, who is completely trustworthy. We are moving into surgery peaceful, not focusing on the obstacles, but on God who is completely trustworthy!

Many have asked how are kids are managing...we are filled with thanksgiving and praise, they are all confident and not afraid. So many of you reminded us that kids don't have the same "hangups" as adults, boy, were you all far the biggest questions we received are "can I borrow Parker's fan from his room when he is in the hospital?" Uncle Matt and Aunt Dorothy are coming too, so the excitement of their arrival outweighs anything else. Love how God gives even the smallest gifts!

A few pictures of Mallory's favorite playtime activity with him a "haircut" before bed...


  1. Adorable pictures Lara! I've meaning to contact you and see how you were doing with everything. I love that verse and please know I will be praying every day for little Parker. Please feel free to contact me ANY time if you need support;)

  2. Just came to your blog for the first time, Im busy getting to know your beautiful family. And oh your parker is just edible. I know their is a purpose for me stumbling here today, I want to start praying for Parker and his surgery..... hugs


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