The house is quiet. I am up early this morning. I've been able to shower, eat breakfast, get ready for my day, and most importantly, spend time in God's word and in prayer. It's been a whirlwind of a week and weekend. We got to spend some great time with family this weekend as everyone was here for my grandpa's funeral and burial. While we are all sad to no longer have him here, this weekend was a great reminder of the example he has set for our family as well as a legacy in Christ we all desire to continue. I read about the birth of Jesus this morning in Matthew and found a few things that really stuck out to me. #1 When Joseph found out Mary was expecting, knowing that he wasn't the one who "contributed," he planned to divorce her quietly. But, in a dream an angel told him to not be afraid because the baby was of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:24 says, "When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord commanded him..." Without question, grumbling, complaining...he obeyed. Wow! #2 It never ceases to amaze me that someone (God), would give up his child, for me! Also, knowing, that he would grow up and be tortured and killed. Someone loved me that much...amazing. I'm grateful!
We've had and still have a lot going on right now that Satan is using to distract me from Christ. 3 specific things I prayed for this morning, #1 That my aunts and family would have peace today as they head back into their lives after losing my grandpa, #2 That God would heal Nolan of this developmental delay, and #3 That God would protect him during his surgery tomorrow.
Nolan's surgery (if you are unaware, see August blog posts) will be at the Riley Children's Hospital downtown at 8:15am. Brandon and I have to have him there at 6:45am. We were told his surgery will take about an hour and a half and the recovery will be about the same time. He will come home that day as well. The nurse also told me that all nursing babies will be taken straight to their momma's as soon as they wake from anesthesia. We know that Nolan couldn't be at a better hospital and he couldn't have a better doctor working on him. We also know that he's in God's hands, the great healer and physician, and I couldn't feel better about that. We would covet your prayers for Nolan, and also for Brandon and I, that God would give us peace.