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Sunday, February 22, 2009

TRUST

I love this picture of my girl !!!

SURGERY @ 1:30

Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter5:7

Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust, ... Psalm 40:4

They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever. Psalm 125:1


I am preparing for tomorrow ...packing bags, washing laundry, preparing kids list while I am gone, emailing teachers, hiding the sweet treasures that friends have sent for Maggie while she is in the hospital and all the while just bathing my sweet girl in prayer ... To say I am overwhelmed w/ emotions is an understatement ... I feel like I have been waiting for this moment for a year ... I know God Himself will be present tomorrow and will give us all the strength needed for the days to come this week ... I am not going to ask myself "Why", but say thank you Lord for the provisions you have laid out before us ... He has given us MORE THAN ENOUGH (borrowing this theme from Katie ... you have to read her post today) !!!!

To say that last week was a spiritual journey is an understatement ... Our family had a great week in prayer and searching God for more ... More love to spread, More compassion to share, More forgiveness to give out, More time to minister, More peace to go forward, More faith to step blindly in His will, More of everything that God offers freely each day ...

I have had countless emails, blog comments, phone calls, textes, and letters letting me know WE ARE NOT ALONE ... I can't tell you how much it means to us as a family to know you are walking w/ us and ARE THERE when needed ...

I love you all and will keep the blog updated while at the hospital ... Dr. Kevin Kelly is her surgeon please lift his name up ... I will be wearing my t-shirt to the hospital and waiting for God to open the door for me to share about adoptions and orphans !!! I have no doubt He will use my sweet Maggie to capture a few hearts and plant a few seeds for adoption or orphan care ...

Here We GO !!!!!!!!!!!!

38 kind words.:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sending all my LOVE and prayers your way..
Maggie will do Great..
Keep us updated girly..
LOVE YOU ..

"BIG BLOGGER HUGS"..

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sending all my LOVE and prayers your way..
Maggie will do Great..
Keep us updated girly..
LOVE YOU ..

"BIG BLOGGER HUGS"..

Kim K. said...

Maggie has touched so many people. Please know that our family will be eagerly awaiting updates on your blog. Continued prayers are coming your way from West Michigan.

Hugs!!

Janeen Jordan said...

My heart lept into my throat! I've been away for a while from blogs, which has kept me from updates from my bloggy friends -- I'm so glad I decided to take a minute and see what was going on with the Oatvall's tonight!! I'm already on my knees for Maggie, the surgeons and your family!

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

Gwen.. I have been thinking about you sooooo much.. Know that I am lifting you all up in prayer dear friend. Will be anxiously awaiting updates. Wish I could be there to help.

Hugs and many prayers.Give that sweet girl a hug from me.. and one for you too.

love you!
Amie

suzanne said...

Living by faith in EVERY way means KNOWING that our sweet Saviour is walking each step carrying YOU and sweet Mags in his arms. Step by step by step.....HE is the great Physician....the I AM. I can't wait to see her head perfectly round and full of hair one day...after tomorrow, we're one step closer! luffa u

Erin said...

Just popping by to tell you that you're on my heart tonight and will be the subject of my prayers over the next several days.

mom 2 many said...

Lifting all of you in prayer here in TX. Your sweet Maggie is in the safest hands. I an anxious for updates as you are able.

I posted on my blog the giveaway for a t-shirt or bag!! I'll draw next Sunday.

Blessings,
Carla

Missy said...

Prayers are being sent up tonight and in the days ahead for Maggie and your family. Take it one day at a time and follow in God's footsteps. It will all be just fine. HUGS!!!

Laurel said...

Hugs & Prayers.

Wish we lived close so that we could help the family out during this time.

Many blessings,

Laurel :)

Anna said...

Precious Lord,
I pray for sweet Mags and for STRENGTH in knowing that Your gracious and merciful hands will be all over her. You are SO GOOD! You are ENOUGH! What more could we want than knowing that a God so GREAT will be in that hospital and in the hands of the doctors and nurses. Your love is EXTRAVAGANT!
AMEN

I "luffa" you Gwen & Maggie

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

Oh my word that Maggie is one precious princess! I love that picture so much - it really does capture all of her inner beauty!

Praying for the Dr. and all the details of her procedure and recovery! Trusting Gods every present love and mighty hands to not only be there but to do the surgery itself.

Praying for you to rest in Him. Praying for you to feel His comfort and trust in His overwhelming love for your family!

Many hugs and love - Jill
PS I'm just going to copy the t-shirt photos from your blog for tomorrow.

Carrie S said...

Many prayers and love to you and your family today, and your sweet daughter! God bless you and give you peace.

~Amy~ said...

Praying you for Maggie and your family this journey...she is a strong girl and you are ONE STRONG WOMAN!! Love ya!
-Amy

Leah said...

...praying...

Tracy said...

i know for sure that it will be the hands of Jesus Himself operating on maggie's beautiful head! you are a walking ministry for Him----praying no opportunity is missed for you to declare His praises!!!

Jenn in GA said...

i am excited to tag along on this journey to see what MORE our dear God will provide for you and for the little sweet beautie through this experience. i love your words..."more of everything that God offers freely each day."

i need to contemplate that. will be lifting up maggie, dr. kelly, and you.

Gail said...

Your sweet Maggie and family are so dear to me Gwen. Will be praying for Maggie and the surgeon and medical team as they operate and care for her today and as she recovers. Also praying for strength and healing for your girl.

Rebecca V. said...

Praying for your entire family, Maggie and the medical team. You have blessed me in more ways than you know. Thank you for being so strong in the Lord.

Teresa said...

Praying for you and your whole family from out here in S. Cal. God is with you now and always. Praying for the skilled hands of Dr. Kelly.

April said...

just thinking of you and lifting Maggie up today in prayer, May God bless you both during this time and know we are praying...

Diane said...

Praying...

Mandi said...

Gwen,

I have only been following your blog for a very short time (I don't even know why your daughter is having surgery). But, my prayers are with you, Maggie, and your family. My daughter Mylee just had surgery last week so I know exactly what you are going through.

In HIS name,
Mandi

Wife of the Pres. said...

I'm praying Gwen … for Maggie, for Dr. K., for you, for your other children (please don't do like I did and let your sweet older babies worry; LET THE TEACHERS KNOW AS SOON AS SHE IS OUT OF SURGERY!), your hubby, all the AMAZING VCH staff involved! Praying, praying!

I am so grateful I double-checked on the time! I was thinking it would be noon just like our sweet girl. S goes in for her surgery with Dr. K TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY. I hope to come by and see y'all. Please let me know if this is NOT OK.

Love ya and I'm here if you need a shoulder that understands what it means to put your baby through those doors and lay it all down at the throne of our GRACIOUS GOD!!! HE loves Maggie so much more than we can ever comprehend on this side! HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! L

Steffie B. said...

Lifting you up in prayer.....just got your text....keep me psoted...

Hugs,
Steffie

Terry said...

So pretty... and praying this very moment...

Tina said...

Praying this moment for Maggie and the team of doctors.

More waiting and more ways for God to profoundly bless!!!

Love you and your beautiful family on a MISSION!

Cheryl said...

Praying for your precious Maggie... You, your family, surgeons, all involved... are lifted up to the Great Physician!!

Much love sweet sister!

Kristy said...

I have never met you or Maggie, but you with both be in my prayers today, along with your entire family as you all go through this journey. My kids and I will be on our knees to pray for Maggie at lunch time, hopefully around the time when the surgery is scheduled to begin. Blessings of peace on you and sweet Maggie.

Tracy said...

one more thing---while praying for her this is what i heard--galatians 6:17--finally, let no one cause me trouble, for i bear on my body the marks of Jesus.---sweet maggie becoming a new creation on the outside for the glory of Jesus--to the nations for generations to come!----amen!

Jewels of My Heart said...

I have been praying and will keep doing so!!!!!!! I know God is on the throne and He will keep your little one safe.
Praying she is out of surgery safe and sound soon.
love you

Denise C said...

Hey my sweet friend! Just wanted to let you know we are covering sweet Mags in prayer...!!!! Oh the sweet presence of Jesus! ahhhh.....rest in Him these coming days!
Also...wanted to tel you that I just got your text asking for Chels's # again...hee hee...you have to remember I leave my phone in the car....and only check it when I am in the car! haha! Anyway....she will text you today....so you'll have it! I ordered a T-shirt...and absolutely cannot wait to get it! IT was my b-day present to myself!!! :)
Love you girl....hold on tight to HIS garment...HE's got this whole thing all worked out!
Tons of hugs for all of you!
~Denise

One of God's Girls said...

Just a quick note to let you know that you and Maggie have been on my heart all day today. Praying for you and knowing you will feel God's presecense more then ever today. I can't wait to hear how you have used this testimony while at the hospital

Kristi J said...

Praying for you and sweet Maggie!! Do you want any visitors at the hospital or should I just wait until Thursday to bring dinner over and see Maggie?? Oh, i'm getting ready to text you and see how she is, kristi

Maree said...

I found your blog and have been so touched by your family!

I will be lifting you up to the Lord in prayer.

God Bless you!

Laura Nipper said...

Sending out prayers and love for sweet Maggie.

Tammy said...

Praying for you and sweet Maggie. May God overwhelm you with peace, give the doctors wisdom and guidance, and bless with a successful surgery and quick recovery!

Cate said...

Glad she's out of surgery. Praying for you over the next few days, weeks, and months. I look forward to two pigtails on that precious little head!