~Let your FAITH be bigger than your fear~
I got the call today that brings me to my knees...it is time to schedule our Lily's surgery. When we met with the ortho specialist on 12/27, hip surgery did not seem to be the best option for us. With Lily's muscle atrophy, we have to be sure that we don't do anything that will cause her to lose the function that she has. No hip surgery and no body cast sounded soooo good to me!!
Well, my phone rang while Lily and I were picking out chocolate in Wal-Mart. It was the doctor letting me know that the CT scan shows that Lily's hips are NOT dislocated!! Huh?? Apparently, her hip sockets are very shallow but the bones are in the correct position. At this point, the doctor wants to go in and hollow out the sockets to keep the hips in place and also deal with Lily's hip contractures. Wow!! Guess who didn't finish her grocery shopping today?
Trent and I have so many questions and concerns. We have to be sure that this is the best decision for Lily at this point. It's hard to move forward with a MAJOR surgery when we aren't sure the cause of her muscle weakness. I have no doubt that we have been covered in prayer from the minute we left for China. Pray with us now.
My friend, Lisa, sent me the quote about letting my FAITH be bigger than my fear. Fear tries to creep in and take over when I think about what Lily will have to face. Then I remember, God has brought us so far. He will take us exactly where we need to be. He gave Lily that huge personality in that little body. He held her in His arms for seven years before we could wrap ours around her. Our faith is in Him, totally and completely.
I found a picture for Lily's room a few weeks before we traveled, I bought it to remind me of the plans that God has for Lily Joy ChunHang Bamberg.....