Hope Unseen

No matter what it is that we’re going through, it could always be worse. By choosing to embrace a grateful attitude my joys outweigh my sorrows. I am incredibly blessed, but sometimes that realization grows dim and I need to be reminded of the grace that God has generously lavished me with. When I’m feeling afraid, angry, defeated or sorrowful, I need to remember: 1. I’m not alone. 2. I’m not the first and only person to be faced with this kind of trial. 3. Nora could never have fulfilled her life purpose as a “normal” baby. 4. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. 5. God would not have any of us suffer in vain. He has a plan with all of this! 6. Worrying is futile. 7. I have control over very little in my life or anyone else’s. 8. God has blessed thousands through this baby! 9. This life is a blink of an eye compared with eternity. 10. This life on earth is not all there is. There is so much more waiting for us.

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Please pray for some direction at tomorrow’s (or today’s – depending on when you’re reading this) cardio appointment. Nora will be getting yet another echo and EKG, neither of which she’s very fond of. Please pray that it isn’t too uncomfortable or stressful on her. For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? (Romans 8:24 NIV)

18 thoughts on “Hope Unseen

  1. Me and my boys (& my baby girl) check on Nora every night before bed so we know specifics to pray for! We all love this baby and think she is absolutely beautiful! I just love that tiny hand! Praying for tomorrows appointment!!

  2. Praying for you and William, Nora, the drs. and nurses and for wisdom to know how best to care for God’s angel among you.

  3. Please never feel that you cannot be completely honest. So much hurt and pain occur in the Christian walk because we pretend. I am often left with my fears and doubts and on top of the guilt for the feeling that I am not overcoming. I decided a while ago that if people condemn becuase I am honest, then they are not true friends and confidants.

  4. Prayers going out continuously today for her and all the results. God is everywhere in this so I expect beautiful blessings. Looking forward to an update. Much love.

  5. It is difficult somedays to see the goodness when our hearts get so heavy. One thing that still brings me SO much thankfulness to our heavenly father is that He could have given our Lulu {and your Nora} to anyone, but He choose us. The deep deep luv I feel from that still overwhelms me. I will forever be Lulu’s mama & you will be forever Nora’s. Continuing to pray daily for you and all your blessings. ~cami

  6. You are amazing Aleisa and your words are an inspiration. Thanks for the reminders. God is such an on time God and I’m a witness because I really needed to read this post today. Thanks for being His vessel. (((Hugs)))

  7. THANK YOU ALEISA FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL BLOG. THE 10 POINTS WERE RIGHT ON. YOU AND LITTLE NORA ARE SPREADING GOD’S WORD LIKE NO ONE ELSE HAS DONE. THROUGH YOU MY EYES HAVE BEEN OPENED TO THINGS I NEVER UNDERSTOOD BEFORE. I LOVE THE PICTURES TODAY. NORA’S LITTLE HAND IS SO, SO ADORABLE. I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO FEEL HER LITTLE FINGERS AROUND MY FINGER, AND HOLD HER FOR A LITTLE WHILE. SOME DAY I THINK I WILL SEE YOU AND YOUR WHOLE FAMILY SOMEPLACE. I PRAY THAT ALL GOES WELL FOR NORA TOMORROW AND THAT EVERYTHING WILL LOOK REALLY GOOD. WELL I CANNOT WAIT TO READ TODAY’S BLOG, SO I LOVE YOU GUYS. GOD BLESS.

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