Monday, April 27, 2009

Some days are tougher than others.

Today is one of those days.
Tough.
The questions flow freely.
Faith seems harder to hold onto and even more difficult to understand.
Justice and injustice is a concept that doesn't make sense in our head or hearts.

I invite you to pray for our family if you are inclined to do so.
After Wyndham met with a specialist today, it is clear that our family has some major decisions and events to live through in the coming weeks and months.
It goes without saying, that the ramifications of our tragedy are not over.
My heart is heavy and yet at the same time I KNOW that God is in control.
His love and mercies never change.

But still, some days are more tough than others.
I claim these words today and pray for peace in our lives...
Psalm 118:13-15 "I was pushed back and about to fall but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The Lord's right hand has done mighty things".

69 comments:

MandieGirl said...

I'm so sorry, Jody, and will be praying for you, Wyndham, and your family.

bellatopia said...

Praying for you all, Jody...I'm so sorry.

Jennifer said...

Lifting your family up in prayer, especially today and this week!

Dana said...

Sorry to hear this, Jody. Prayer for Wyndham and your entire family is going up as I type.

Chelsea said...

You know better than anyone that God is faithful through the hard times. I'll be praying for you also.

Vicky said...

Oh Jody, I'm so sorry to hear this. Please know we will pray for you and for Wyndham. Know we will be thinking of you and pray that you feel the hand of God as you go forward to face these tough decisions.

Love and blessings!

maryvigil said...

Jesus, come, breath peace into the heart of this mama. Freely give wisdom to the leader of her home, freely give wisdom to her as she walks this road of uncertainty. Over flow their home with peace, patience, kindness and love. Give her rest as she ends each day, allow her mind to be quiet and her heart to be still. Bless her Jesus. Bless her beyond measure. You are good, even in the hard times, you are good. Trusting in you, Amen…

Kara said...

Praying for you and your sweet family, Jody.

Laura said...

I am so sorry Jody! Wyndham will be in my prayers.

lyly said...

all my blogs need prayers. just so you know, you are already on my praying list:) and you stay there. period:)

Amber Reed said...

Jody, although some of us may never experience what you are currently going through, please know that we all care deeply for you and your family, and God is in control.

N, Kelly, D, E and Zoe said...

Praying for you all today Jody.

Sabrina R said...

So sorry Jody. I will be praying for all of you today and in the coming weeks.

Yarnmomma said...

Jody... absolutely will I pray for you..wyndham..the children and your husband.. all as a whole..

Huge Hugs to each of you,

Stephanie

Jess in Nebraska said...

Praying for you in Nebraska..

Kianne said...

My heart goes out to you, precious Wyndham, and the rest of your family. Prayers all around!

Jess and Krissy said...

Praying for peace and guidance as you make these decisions.

Belinda said...

Hi, Jody:

I'll be praying for you, your family and especially Wyndham. I am so sorry.

Penny said...

Your family will be in my prayers!

lori said...

I'll be praying

The Davis Family said...

Jody, we will be praying for you, your family and most of all Wyndham. It has to be hard on you knowing that she doesn't completely understand what is going on. She is a strong little lady and God knows what she can handle and that is all that he will hand her. With much love from Sunny Arizona

Mere said...

Jody I will be lifting y'all up in prayer. Keep us updated as you are able. Hugs from Houston!!

Love, Mere

Curt, Pam, Ryan and Carissa said...

Will be praying for Wyndham and your family during this time. Praying for wisdom in decision making.

Patti said...

Praying for your darling family today. God is faithful.

Nieman Family said...

Oh my...But you are correct God is in control. ANd God is walking beside you! I will pray for your family.

polly's path said...

I hope you can feel your load being shared by strangers who are praying for you and your family, and especially for Wyndham.

Kelley said...

I will be praying for you and your family!

heidi said...

I can only imagine angst you are feeling. Uncertainty is never easy.

I'm claiming these verses for Wyndham:

"Then your light shall break forth speedily,
And your righteousness shall go before you;
The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard."
Isaiah 58:8

The Lord will guide you continually,
and satisfy your soul in drought,
and strengthen your bones;
You shall be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."
Isaiah 58:11

heidi said...

The Lord just whispered to me and I had to write to you again because he said you needed to hear this.

Even when you don't understand the Lord's hand, trust His heart.

Jeremiah 29:11
For you know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.

kelly lautenbach said...

Praying for you and that God's peace and protection will overwhelm you as you rest in him... :)

Rebekah said...

Praying in Oregon.

Sherri P eh said...

Jody, you, Wyndham and the rest of your family are in my heart and in my prayers.

Jackie said...

Definitely praying for you, Jody.
Praying for your entire family.
May God hold you tight.
With love,
Jackie (Indiana)

scrapnic72 said...

Jody, you, Wyndham, and your entire family have a page in my little leather prayer journal that I use to guide my prayer time. Know that I am lifting you often.

Nicole

mumameee said...

Praying for you & your family. X

Melonie said...

Praying for you. (((HUGS)))

Red Door said...

I'm praying for Wyndham!

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family in Boston.

KatieButler said...

Praying for Wyndham, you and your family, Jody.

Joey&Casey said...

I have no idea how I landed upon your blog but ultimately, I know God led me to it just as he has so many others and I just wanted you to know that your love for Jesus is contagious and your light shines so bright it is all I see when I visit your blog!! I will ask my bible study group to lift your daughter up in prayer this week. I don't know what else to say but, I just want to encourage you by telling you how much your story has touched my life. God Bless you sister in Christ!

Anonymous said...

Praying for your precious family..

Anonymous said...

My heart and prayers go out to you. In your time of need and always.

Lots of hugs
Heart from Ohio

darcie said...

I haven't 'stopped in' in awhile ~ came tonight & wanted you to know I am thinking of you guys & praying for you as well! (hugs)
xoxo ~ darcie

surfmomma4 said...

Dear Jody, I'm so sorry to read that there is a problem with Wyndham. A girl with her smile that lights up the room has the love of God shining through her.,God has walked with you in the past and I know He will not let you down now...Allow Him to take over and take care of all of you, May all the blessings that can be bestowed on your family come to pass quickly. Hugs

Stacie B said...

I'm so sorry for hearing this! I will be praying all the way from small town Saskatchewan, Canada. Hope everything turns around for the better for your amazing family.

Fern said...

Praying that the Lord would give you direction and comfort and most of all HIS peace in these uncertain times.

Lisa D :) said...

Oh Jody, I am so very sorry...I am lifting you up in prayer, as I do each day, and adding extra prayers for your strength through these tough times.

Anonymous said...

Jody, have been reading your post for a while, my first post today to let you know I am praying. The Lord is your refuge and underneath are His Everlasting Arms. I pray for Wyndham, she is special. God is holding her in his everlasting amrs. May He wrap His arms around you and your family in this time of trial. And May the Light of His Countenance Shine upon you all and give you His Peace. Praying! Mimere Claire from Springfield, Ma.

Rachel said...

Saying a prayer for your family right now.

Anonymous said...

God has led you constantly and He will continue. You will make His decision as you and Chip have always listened. Love to all-Fran

Lauren Kelly said...

Praying for you, sweet friend!!! God is not through yet!! :)

Anonymous said...

Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm usually just a 'lurker' here, but I want you to know that I will pray for you & your family today.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry! I will be praying. I wish you strength and peace as you face difficult decisions. Many hugs...

jewell said...

I am praying Jody!

Greta said...

Jody, you will all be in my thoughts. I wish you strength to battle all of the challenges you encounter.

our family said...

Praying for peace and wisdom for you and your hubby as you make decisions about Wyndham. Praying that you feel supported and encouraged by those in your life that love you all.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in PA

Jan said...

I will be praying for you all, and Isaiah 43:1-3 comes to mind....

But now, this is what the Lord says - he who created you O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: "fear not, for I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze, For I am the Lord your God."

God bless you in ways that only He can. Amen.

My heart hurts for you all and I will keep you in prayer.

Dianne said...

Jody, I'm another lurker. You have truly encouraged me through your blog and our circumstances couldn't be any more different. You just touch people. My prayer for you today is for wisdom for the doctors as well as you and Chip, peace for your family, and the comfort that only the Father's arms can give. I will be lifting you all up in prayer.

Tammy\'s World said...

I just want you to know that your strengh has given me strengh. I love your blog!! I have been praying for your family ever since I been reading it over 1 year ago. I know that God only gives you what you can handle. He will give you peace in whatever decision you have to make. I have had to make decisions that have already forever changed my daughters life, even though she has not even been born yet. He is God Almighty!! I trust him completely. Praise Him!! Praying for your family everyday.

Hopesrising said...

Prayers for you Wyndham and your family.

Anonymous said...

Jody, I will pray for you and your family! Just came from my Bible study--Beth Moore's "Believing God" and today we learned that the words from our mouth have power!! The Rhema God is from the spirit which we can believe, and pray!

"Lord, I pray that You would bring your perfect peace to this situation. That you would encourage Jody and Chip and intervene in this situation! I don't know them personally but God, you know them intimately and in Eternity Past you knew that what they were going to endure was going to happen. This isn't or wasn't a surprise to you! We don't know Your purpose in "any" of this...the accident, the death of a dear little one or what has happened to Wyndham. Lord I just ask that you would surround this dear family with fellow believers who will lift them up. They love you Lord (as I do) and I just pray Your best for them! My words seem powerless, but You have THE power to breath into them what I don't have words for. Thank you Lord for how you are working ALL of these things out and in the end I pray that YOU would be glorified! I thank you Lord and in Your Son's Name I pray...." Amen
WSL

Kuntz Girls said...

Never, never, never will you be given more than you can handle. Wow!!! God knows you are amazingly strong because you have been given a LOT! Praying for your family. Thanks for living out loud!

Anonymous said...

Jody,
I'll pray for you and your family. Ongong problems really wear you down.
Mary from VA

Anita said...

Sending prayers for your family - may God continue to give you strength, wisdom and guidance as you follow HIM.

Gina Dayton said...

praying!!!!

{Hilary} said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Jody.
P.S. Crew is so stinkin cute. Could you please kiss those cute cheeks of his? =)

cecemeetsworld said...

I'm not a big commenter (is that even a word?) and I need to be better about that. But know that I read your blog daily and have prayed for you and yours for quite some time. But today.. I will set aside some time alone with Our Daddy just for you, yours and Wyndham.

CeCe

Erin Saeger said...

prayers continue in Texas for you and your whole family. you are an inspiration as a mom and a child of God.