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Thursday, May 20, 2010

In Surgery !!

Here it goes ...

So the other day when we had to go home because the right part wasn't sent and I went for my 6 mile run and this was the conversation God and I had ...

I went first ...

God, when does my sweet Maggie get a break ??? Wasn't being burned alone and abandoned in China enough ?? Wasn't 6 months in a hospital alone enough ??? Wasn't being bound to her bed at night enough?? Wasn't removal of part of her skull plate enough ?? Wasn't being neglected and shunned at the orphanage enough ??? Isn't 4 surgeries enough ??? Look how far she has come ... Look how much she has healed ... Look how much she loves her family now ... Look at what a testimony to you she is ... Please help me right now !!!

Then God went ...

My child, I have loved her far longer than you ... I hurt for her far more than you ever have ... I knitted her together ... I made her of my image ... I am the one who has healed her through your love ... I am the one who melts mountains ... I am the one who was by her bed in China ... SHE WAS NEVER ALONE ... She is MY child ... She will tell my story in my time ... I am with you, never doubt my plans !!! I reign over it all !!

Now I will be honest and tell you that this is not the first time we have had the conversation ... I was like humpty dumpty and He just put me back together again ... He is constantly putting me back together ... I am a mess and praying He uses me to tell His message ...

The doctor said Maggie did great in surgery and we are waiting to go back and see her ... Each time we are here and I walk back to recovery room and I see her there looking so frail I fall deeper in love with the child God has given me ... She is trusting I will be there when she wakes up and I WILL BE ALWAYS ... Because I am frail and in need of a mighty Savior  and HE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE ...

Keep praying for my sweet girl and for this mama !!!

24 kind words.:

Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing for your sweet Maggie. Continue to keep us posted on your little trooper!!!

Stacy said...

oh wow! I so was NOT expecting this post! I love it when we can quote back VERBATIM what God has spoken to us!!! Praying for you both!!!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh Gwen wishing I lived there to give you a BIG OLE' HUG!

Love you sweet girl - we will be praying for your China doll and you!

Jill

Kristie O'Leary said...

Oh Gwen, praying for sweet Maggie. I love the gentle reminders God gives us that He loves our precious children so much more than we do and how He loved them first. Thx for reminding me again, though, as we wait to bring our 2 African babies home. Still praying for Joseph and Daisy, too. :)

ally said...

As I was at Vandy this morning with my Jenna, God brought your Maggie to my thoughts. I wondered if you were there with her and as I waited for our turn in x-ray, I prayed for you and Maggie. I am so glad she has you for her mommy to walk this difficult road with her, encouraging her each step of the way. She is going to have a mighty testimony to share with the world! Thank-you for sharing your journey with us all!

The Ferrill's said...

Oh Gwen...I am praying now for a full recovery and no complications for your sweetheart baby girl.
I love your momma heart. And yes, sweet friend....GOD IS BESIDE YOU BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!
Sending hugs,
Laine

Leigh Ann said...

Praying for all of you...what an awesome conversation.
Wish I could run six miles:P

woosterweester said...

Gwen,
This is my first time commenting, but I've been reading for a few weeks. I found you through Lucy Lane's site...which I randomly found on youtube while searching for some adoption stuff. You are a blessing. I am encouraged by your testimony, your love for your sweet Maggie, and your love for Jesus Christ. I now even sport a 147 million orphans t-shirt and Ugandan beads!:) Love it! God is doing so much through you and your ministry. Thanks for sharing with us!!! I am praying for Maggie today.
Love,
Rory in Oregon

Andrea said...

Praying!

From a full heart... said...

Gwen, I am SO glad the surgery is over and your brave Maggie can begin recovery! We pray she heals quickly and that you have strength beyond yourself to care for her. Hang in there sweet Mama!!

Jenn said...

First off, the tears are flowing right now!! That post literally shot straight through my heart.

Praying for sweet Maggie, but rejoicing that God chose someone has wonderful as you to heal her with love.

Hugs~
Jenn

Bonner Family said...

praying for Maggie and for you all!!!

Holly said...

What a glorious God we have...so patient and so magnificent. prayers for Maggie girl and Gwen girl too :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Praying for your sweet Maggie and her family.... and thanking Jesus that she is ok and that He loves us all.... we are in His loving hands!

Kim said...

Oh Gwen ...
Another kleenex post.
Simply beautiful words from our Father.
Thank you for sharing His voice.
We've got you covered from Hong Kong.
Wishing I was there to hug you now!
Love & Blessings,
Kim

*Overflowing* said...

So happy her surgery went well. I will continue to pray for your healing!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful post...thank you for sharing. I'm praying for your mama heart and for your sweet girl's recovery. Thankful to "know" your family.

Sarah Ward

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

You bring glory to the Father, Gwen. Today and always.

Detra said...

Praying for Maggie and her mama. The Lord is doing mighty things in this little child's life!!! To Him be the glory!

Kathi said...

So glad that the surgery went well, and Maggie's doing great; what a little trooper! Prayers are definitely being sent up for you and Maggie

Hannah said...

So good to be reminded of personally and on behalf of our sweet daughter waiting somewhere, but not alone!

Hannah said...

Such a good reminder for me personally and on behalf of my sweet daughter waiting somewhere in Ethiopia, but not alone!

Hannah said...

Such a good reminder for me personally and on behalf of my sweet daughter waiting somewhere in Ethiopia, though not alone!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh, Gwen, my life has been so CRAZY busy, some health issues for me, end of school, etc...I've been out of touch.

This post, though, stirred the strings of my heart. I, too, have had those conversations with Jesus, talking with him about our Ellie.

Thank you for sharing your heart for you sweet Maggie, for obedience to share what the LORD has spoken to you. I must feast on this manna for a while.

Love and prayers from south Georgia,
Robbie