Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Trading places...


Wyndham's wheelchair arrived at our home yesterday and we were pleasantly surprised at how much interest Wyndham showed in trying it out. This is her with Grandma Genie this morning as we got her ready to leave for the hospital today. She was all smiles and so happy to get rides around the house. She kept holding up one finger- indicating she wanted "one more ride".
I have no greater longing in my heart today than to trade places with her and go through the pain she will bear. It's not often in this world that we wish to trade comfort and happiness for pain and suffering. Since I am unable to do for her what my heart longs to do, I instead am pouring my heart out in prayer for her and trusting in a great big God to hear those prayers, to touch her in a special way, and to bring healing and peace as only He can.
Thanks for joining me, for Wyndham, today. Her surgery starts at 12 noon (eastern) and will wrap up in early evening. I will post another update when I get that chance.

24 comments:

marge said...

Children are amazing. Our son has had multiple surgeries, and often I was inspired and strengthened by his courage. Stay strong for your beautiful daughter. My prayers are with you.

Carol said...

Praying for sweet Wyndham today.

Joyce K said...

Praying for Wyndham today and hoping the all goes well with the surgery and her recovery.

Amber said...

Praying for your beautiful girl today and as she continues to recover. Good Luck Wyndham!

Heidi S said...

Praying for Wyndham and your family today! May God give you all the strength you need to get through this challenging time.

Violet said...

Praying for sweet Wyndham and your entire family today and in the coming days :)

Granna said...

Praying for youall today.

jenny said...

Praying for your sweet Wyndham today, and for Mama & Daddy too. May you feel His presence all day long. God bless.

Michelle said...

Praying for you all today. Praying for the doctors and nurses who will help and hopefully love on Wyndham today! You are in my thoughts. Looking forward to a good update when the time comes!

Rachel said...

Thinking of your sweet Wyndham today. MAy God be with her in the operating room when you cannot be there to hold her hand. May she feel at peace and not be scared and may she rest comfortably this evening and heal faster then expected. Praying for peace and comfort for your heart too today.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in TN

My name is Amee said...

Awww what sweet pictures! Thank you for taking time to share with all of us. :)
All of you are in my deepest thoughts & prayers today and the days after Wyndham's surgery. I to wish we could trade spots wtih our chidlren during hard times.
God Bless You and Your Family!

Vicky said...

You are all on my mind and in my heart. Praying that the surgery goes well and that even though there may be pain, praying that Wyndham may have comfort and relief from it. Wyndham is so lucky to have you as a mom... blessings to you all.

kelli said...

Jody, I know you don't know me, but I read your blog and have only posted one other time.

I wanted you to know that the Lord is with you, even laying it on the hearts of strangers to pray for your little girl.

I read your blog yesterday about Wyndham's surgery and when i awoke in the middle of the night last night, unable to sleep, I began to pray and Wyndham was laid on my heart too. So, I drifted back off to sleep with prayers of understanding, peace, courage and quick healing for your precious one on my lips.

We serve an incredible God who transcends all boundaries for those who love him!

Bonnie said...

Praying for beautiful sweet Wyndham and you and your family today. God is with you now, today and forever! He will lift Wyndham out of her pain and bring her comfort. XOXO

Jessica Buss said...

You are all being lifted up - May God be with the surgeons operating on Wyndham today and may He also provide comfort and peace to you!

jen said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Your daughter is just beautiful and we wish her all the best. God Bless!

lisalyn said...

Praying for all of you!

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Praying for all of you today!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you and eagerly anticipating some news . . .

Mackenzie Rice said...

praying praying praying for darling Wyndham. tonight. tomorrow. and for the days and months to come! i love you wyndham, hang in there!!

Lauren said...

Continuing to pray for that sweet girl!!!

Veronica said...

Praying for you and your family that Wyndham's recovery will be as peaceful as possible!

Jodi said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Wyndham and your family today. I hope her recovery is quick and pain free, and that you acheive the results you desire.

Jodi McCarthy

I asked to become your friend on Facebook. I read your blog all the time.

Lee said...

Sending Wyndham prayers for comfort and courage as she goes through this experience.

Sending you and your whole family prayers for encouragement and patience as you support and care for her.

Hugs and blessing to you all!! =)