Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Momentary Weakness

This is hard...

I praise the Lord for the doctors and the medical technology that will give Lizzie the best chance of walking “normally” and living relatively pain free as she grows...

but this is hard.

My Mighty Mouse is hurting and itchy and immobile and uncomfortable and not very happy about any of it.

Going from this...

to this...

has been an adjustment...

a big adjustment...

She is 8 and the big picture here escapes her...

cause she is 8

but we remind her that this is temporary and we remind her that it is OK to feel some discomfort and itchiness and we remind her that she will be even mightier than before...

and we remind her that we . love . her!

It has been a bit of a rough road for this tomboy, soccer star, fire cracker, as Lizzie relinquishes control.  We trust, however, that during this time of total dependance, her attachment will secure, our bond will strengthen and that the Lord will use this time to grow her trust and fill her heart.

There is a mighty work going on within our Mighty Mouse and He is reassuring me that this will all be for her good and not just physically...

as we pray through the pain and the itchiness and the discomfort and even the anger.

Hang in there my sweet Lizzie

 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory 2 Corinthians 4:17

It is a "momentary weakness"


  1. Praying for your sweet baby girl! She certainly is a mighty mouse and I am sure this is beyond challenging for her. (praying the discomfort and itchiness goes away!

  2. :( My eyes are welling up with tears. May I send her a little something to cheer her up and make her time in a cast a little more bearable? If so, do you think you could email me your postal address? My email address is Wishing Lizzie a speedy recovery, and sending all of you love and strength.

    1. Oh my goodness, you are so sweet CO78! Thank you!

  3. Sending up prayers now for your sweet baby!

  4. Prayers for your sweet and beautiful Mighty Mouse xoxo

  5. Poor girl! Tell her someone in Virginia will be praying for her!

  6. Sweet Annie....I must have missed, why is Lizzie's arm in a cast too?

    1. Cherie, she had corrective surgery on her clubfoot and they separated her fingers a bit more. Why they had to put a full arm cast on, I do not know:(