Monday, September 5, 2011

Requesting continued prayer

Good morning from 717 South 15th Street!  It is great to have all of our family home together, and what an added blessing that we still had Labor Day to rest and unwind before Daniel goes back to work tomorrow.  Isn't God good, the way He goes far beyond meeting our needs and gives us simple things like that?  And that's on top of sustaining Caleb's life this week and keeping all four of us going through such an intense experience.  I really have come to a place in my life where I can be thankful for pain and suffering.  There is always, without fail, something new and GOOD that God does in my heart and in my life when I go through painful times.  This week has been so intense, but God has been present with us.  He has never left us or forsaken us.  He has given us peace beyond understanding.  He works out all the things in our life for our own good.  I love Him more than ever because He is the ONLY thing worth living for.

We had a rough first night at home.  Caleb, understandably, just wants to be held all the time and actually wouldn't sleep unless we not only held him, but walked around the house with him in our arms.  Daniel and I took shifts from midnight to 7:00 a.m.  After being in a hospital bed for so long he just needs some extra attention.  Also, his appetite has not fully returned and he has lost a little weight.  We were told this would happen; it's completely normal for a little guy who just had surgery.  I just want to see him scarfing down some bottles and get his little gut back!  

All that is to say, we still need some prayer.  There is still quite a bit of recovery time ahead of us.  It will take 3 to 6 more weeks for Caleb to fully recover.  He can't lay on his stomach or put any pressure on his chest until that time, and picking him up causes him obvious discomfort.  And he requires much more attention and time being held, which is difficult with Jonah to take care of as well!  Please pray for:

1) Caleb's appetite to come back full force and for him to be a good eater.
2) Sleep!  Pray that Caleb would be able to fully rest and be comfortable in his bed again.
3) Caleb's chest to heal quickly so he can get back to rolling and scooting so he can stay on track developmentally.

Your prayers mean so much to us!


  1. I love this song from Laura Story called Blessings. Your post today made me think of it so I wanted to share the words with you. Praying for all of you.
    We pray for blessings
    We pray for peace
    Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
    We pray for healing, for prosperity
    We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
    All the while, You hear each spoken need
    Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

    'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
    What if Your healing comes through tears
    What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
    What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

    We pray for wisdom
    Your voice to hear
    We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
    We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
    As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
    And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
    And long that we'd have faith to believe


    When friends betray us
    When darkness seems to win
    We know the pain reminds this heart
    That this is not, this is not our home


    What if my greatest disappointments
    Or the aching of this life
    Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
    What if trials of this life
    The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
    Are your mercies in disguise

  2. I'm in awe of the strength and resiliency I hear as I read your posts! You guys are amazing! I'm praying for the entire family, and especially for sweet Caleb. May God continue to give you fortitude and stamina for every single day and night.

  3. What an Awesome God we serve!

    I pray that this precious family will experience the peace and comfort of God at all times. May His presence be with each one of you whereever you go.

    I pray that Caleb has no more pain in the name of Jesus, and that complete healing will come to every area of his body.

    May God continue to go ahead of you and provide for every need in advance!

    Blessings to each one of you!

  4. Katie and Daniel...My family is sending tons and tons of prayers your way..I know you are going through a difficult time but GOD is AMAZING!! If everyone keeps the prayers coming..Then Caleb will be HEALED! I wish you the best! Keep your head up..Let Keshia know if u need ANYTHING! I will help if I can! Dinner..etc. With all the love, The Wilkinsons!