Thursday, June 25, 2009

He has promised good to me....

The last 5 months, I have felt as if I was slowly drowning in a sea of despair and uncertainty, as a matter of fact the more I think about it, the last year and a half has felt that way. I would occasionally get myself a small breath of air before being forced back under the water...where I thought I would surely die. It never failed, I always got a small, shallow breath, but then I was right back under. This last week, I felt as if there was an anchor attached to my ankles, and once again, I was certain it was the end. But..... My chains are gone...I have been set free....My God my Savior has ransomed me!!!!

Yesterday, Jesse and I received the best news ever. We had just been praying for some evidence that God had been working in Cayden's body, whether it be through a complete healing or just the fact that the condition had not worsened. We were both on edge and with our heads barely above water when we walked into the waiting area at our specialist's. In the past US, the fluid in Cayden's chest cavity was extremely evident. However, today was different. I didn't see anything....and to confirm my sighting, the US tech also said...I don't see it anymore!!!!

The maternal fetal specialist came in to look over the pictures and he also confirmed that the pleural effusion was almost if not completely gone. There is still a small area that could possibly be fluid, but it is so minimal that we can't even tell.

We also saw a cardiologist that assessed Cayden's heart via Echo cardiogram. One of the major markers along with a thickened nuchal fold(which Cayden still has) for Down's is a heart abnormality. Jesse and I once again took a breath and waited under water for our next breath of air... The cardiologist finished the scan, and said " I don't see any sign of any kind. This is a perfectly formed heart!!!"

And from that moment, the anchor was cut free, and for the first time in a year and a half....I actually took a deep breath of fresh air. I felt like a different person yesterday, I had a weightless feeling that consumed me. God has promised good to me...and he delivered yesterday.

I don't know how Jesse and I could ever repay him for the miracle that he performed. It seems so small a price, but I will continue to praise Him for all that He has done. Cayden is a true testimony to answered prayer. So with that being said, if you don't have a relationship with Jesus Christ, please take the time to say the following prayer and mean it from the bottom of your heart. Your true salvation comes from believing that Jesus Christ is God's only Son that died for our sins.

"Father, I know that I have broken your laws and my sins have separated me from you. I am truly sorry, and now I want to turn away from my past sinful life toward you. Please forgive me, and help me avoid sinning again. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."

It is a great honor to be the mother of two living sons that are true testimonies to the love that Christ has for us.

12 comments:

BoilerTeach said...

PRAISE THE LORD! He has truly worked miracles for you. I'm so elated that you can breathe fresh air again! Love you guys!

John, Jessica and Emma said...

Praise the Lord!!! That is wonderful news!!! I have been worried about you with no updates, We have been praying for you! I am so glad you can breathe again!!

Jessica

Anonymous said...

Destiny, that is wonderful, and you are right - what an answer to your prayers! Our God is awesome, no doubt - and you are great for continuing to tell others about Him through your ups and downs. I hope this "up" lasts for a very, very long time!

Kristi in IA

Krista said...

God is so good! Praising Him with you today.

Kahla said...

What wonderful news! God is truly awesome!!

Amanda Hoyt said...

This is awesome news, Destiny! Yes, indeed, Praise the Lord!!
Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

MrsKruse said...

PTL! Lots of prayers for the rest of your pregnancy!

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Destiny and Jesse, I don't know to begin to tell you how happy I am for you both. The Lord will provide - and He did!!! Now a lot of thank you prayers are in order lol. I love you both so much and I am so happy things are finally looking bright. Love, Hugs, and Thank You Prayers.

Sunflwr508 said...

God is awesome!!! So excited for you and thrilled that you got such wonderful news about Cayden! Thanks for sharing, too!

Terri said...

I've never commented here before but have followed your journey for quite some time. All I can say is PRAISE GOD!! I rejoice with you! God is faithful and HE IS GOOD! I had goosebumps as I read this post today. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

PRAISE GOD!! What awesome news!!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful news with us.

Hugs,
Lisa

Hope James Wilson said...

Thank you, Lord for healing Cayden & answering our prayers! I pray for continued health in the formation of his precious body that is made in Your image...To God be the Glory!

D & J - I am thrilled for ya'll & rejoicing with you!

 
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