For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Sometimes I struggle with words to write on this blog. The last few months have just done my head in. But nothing has been as hard to put into words as my emotions tonight. And yet writing is so important at this time. We need your prayers sweet readers. Real fervent, powerful prayers in this city, on our continent and beyond.
If you've read my blog over the years you've seen Teagan growing up from her baby phase into toddlerhood with buddy Caleb close by her side. He lives just a few streets over and our families have become very close. It seems we are always "in each other's pockets" which is an Irish way of saying we do life together.
In the past few months little Caleb has had episodes that left him in pain, confused and at times unable to walk and talk. As of today the doctors are trying to rule out a rare disorder that leads to progressive brain damage. Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) is an inherited disease so if Caleb has this gene it is possible that his little brother is a carrier as well. This is just a devastating possibility.
Shanna and Dave will have the results of genetic testing within two to three weeks. Would you please say prayers for them and add them to prayer requests at your church? We pray that he will have something that can be cured or managed with medicine. And we pray this family will have peace during this waiting period. We pray they can continue to care for the children despite the incredible stress this has placed on their hearts, body and souls.
Thanks so much everyone. This means so much to these parents and to our family as well! I will keep you updated! In the meantime, perhaps you have a prayer request? Please leave a comment and I will add you to our prayers!
In Jesus' Name, Michelle