As I waited for a response from the doctor as she carefully listened to Isaac’s heart, I realized I was waiting a long time.
“Can you hear anything?” I asked
“Oh yes”, she said “it’s quite loud”. She issued another sedated echocardiogram right away.
My throat sunk…… I thought we were past this. Because he’s still young (17 months), this means sedation, and more time at the hospital. Not the kind of time this busy homeschool mama has.
There are many things that go through your mind as a parent when your child is going through something hard or out of the norm. As a mom, I try not to let my thoughts get too carried away, because when they get carried away, it turns into worry.
That’s when I need to remind myself that worry and fear is NOT from God “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.” Psalm 112:7
For the past eight years of being a mom, I’ve come to realize one thing. There are going to be many things in this life that will distract you as you parent, and ‘cloud’ your vision for your children and their future!.
That’s why I believe with all my heart, that it is so important to pray, and get a good vision for each one of our children. Without a vision, things could quickly get off track before you know it.
Where there is no vision, people cast off restraint;
but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Proverbs 29:18
One month ago, getting this news (or the whole year and a half really), I could have been crippled with worry. I could have lost my focus. BUT, thankfully we sought God for specific visions for our children, and both my husband and I had one for Isaac.
This little boy, just like his name, will bring laughter, joy and good news to people around the world. Yes, we see Isaac as a missionary! We will say goodbye to him one day….. not because of a heart problem, but because he will be travelling to other nations to preach the good truth!
Because of this beautiful vision, ANY bad news that might come our way will not deter me, or allow us to lose our focus.
The GOOD news is, after Isaac’s echo, the cardiologist said that he has NOT gotten worse! (which was what they had thought, and had issued this rushed echo). This stenosis is still there, and he will continue to be monitored as a cardiac patient.
I truly believe that our boy will be completely healed as he grows up, and he will get on that plane to many great destinations for a mighty purpose!
I encourage every parent out there to seek God for a vision for each of your children. That way, when trials, circumstances and situations come your way, you have something to hold onto.
And never let go!
Yes, keep the faith and keep praying – we went through similar medical issues and and he is now 21!