We said goodbye to Pierce today and drove off around 3 o'clock this afternoon. I can't even begin to describe the feeling of pain and anguish that you feel when leaving your sick child behind. BUT we want you to know that God has been so gracious. He granted us the strength we needed to physically get out the door (and trust me, there were many moments where we didn't think we could walk 1 more foot away from his bedside). God has filled our hearts with so much hope and we are trusting that He is going to bring Pierce through this. I know we are beginning to sound like a broken record, but we have been SO lifted up and encouraged by the power of your prayers. We know that God is using every one of them to minister to us during this dark time. We are thankful for the peace He has granted deep down in our soul. We know that He is the creator and sustainer of life and that He is our hope. This verse has ministered to my heart so much, I thought I'd share with you: (Psalm 71)
5 For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
6 Upon you I have leaned from before my birth;
you are he who took me from my mother's womb.
My praise is continually of you.
7 I have been as a portent to many,
but you are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all the day.
Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to pass this blog along to whoever. We need everyone praying for our little boy.
Love to you all, Lindsay