Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thankful

This morning I was reflecting on both God's sovereignty and mercy and it led me to pray for Suzie and thank Him for how well she is doing. I was convicted that I am not nearly thankful enough for how kind God has been to our family. I was convicted that I do not give all the glory to God in my conversations with others. Suzie's therapists are constantly saying how well she is doing and it is the perfect opportunity to tell them how thankful to the one and only true God I am. I interact with high school students a couple times a week and I want to praise our gracious God to them as well. I asked the Lord to grow me in verbalizing a heart of thanks to Him for His incredible mercy, so I thought I'd start here, on our blog. I am SO incredibly thankful to Him and humbled that He has chosen to answer so many of our prayers with a yes! I know that should He say no to these requests, He is just as merciful. But I have every reason in the world to constantly grateful to Him, and I pray that I would share that so much more with other people.

Yesterday we went to the neurosurgeon for a follow up and got great news. Suzie's head size has decreased a tiny bit from the last visit and her head size has now gone from the 80th percentile to the 50th! Her shunt seems to be working well and we are so grateful for a good report. Here are a few recent pics of our family. Thanks for keeping up with us!
Suzie playing with her friend Kaitlin at a High School Staff meeting.

Suzie has her very first cold right now:( The only thing that will comfort her at night when she's all stuffy is being with momma. Needless to stay we have had a rough few nights.

Suzie in a box!

Trying to escape:)

Chilling with mama

I wonder what she's up to...

Daddy bringing the Word!

She looks like such a big girl when she's kneeling!
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Suzie's new thing is to make this very funny face every time we try to take a picture of her. She does it as soon as she sees the camera. The good pictures above are hard to get now! Here are several shots of her funny face.




2 comments:

Andrew & Kim Callaway said...

I love these pictures! Her picture face cracks me up. She gets that from her dad right??? :) Miss you all!

Crystal said...

Stephanie, you may not remember me from Master's and the Foundry, but your blog (which I have stumbled upon from The Munch Bunch :) has been such a blessing to me. I found myself following little Suzie's progress almost from the beginning, and praying for her and your family along the way. I am pregnant with my 3rd, and at present nearly 28 weeks. I went to the emergency room last tuesday bleeding, and thinking we were going into labor. I had JUST read your blog the day before, and I pulled from your testimony all the encouragement in the Lord that I could :) I am at home now on total bedrest, but I wanted to thank you for posting faithfully on the way - you and your family are a great testimony to God's faithful character. I will cont. to pray for Suzie, and follow her progress on your blog :) God Bless, Crystal "Barber" Lazenby