Monday, February 2, 2015

Today is a special day

Today marks 16 years since Jamison had heart surgery. He was born with Tetrology of Fallot. ToF is four heart defects that occur together. He had three of the four and made it to 5 months old before he needed surgery. The plan was for him to be 6 months old and 15 pounds. He was a big healthy baby weighing in at 9# 11 oz. With each weight check I would cringe to see him gain weight. Each new oz. was another step closer to surgery.

 I would have rathered never seeing my baby this way.
But God..... turned an awful experience full of fear and pain into a beautiful growing experience for Jason and me. We learned to trust in what we know. That God would never leave us and that he was always near. He was in control and no matter the outcome he had our best interests at heart.
One week post surgery

Two weeks later and he was home and back to his happy self. Thanks be to God!
Today he is 16 and a sophomore in HS. He plays the tuba, plays tennis, is active in youth at church and sports a beard. We are reminded every day how very blessed we are but today is an extra reminder of all that God has done for us. We are truly blessed. We love you Jamison Douglas and are so pleased with how you live your life, following hard after God, and finding what your purpose is in life.
Ps 4:8 I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone, oh Lord,  make me dwell in safety.

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