Pictures from yesterday (hour developing wasn’t available at Photo Hut *wink*):
Pictures from today:
We had our visit with Nora’s cardiologist this morning. It was strange being there without Nornor! We brought along a medical advocate who has become a good friend of William’s. Today was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Mike. He was there to hear what the cardiologist had to say and would then be able to interpret the medical lingo in laymen’s terms if need be, as well as offer his opinion. In addition to Mike’s medical knowledge he also offers an amazing faith perspective. I feel so blessed by people like Mike that God has placed in our lives.
Without going into all the particulars, there still was not a concise plan of action by the end of the meeting. Basically the decision is ours. Our cardiologist thinks surgery is a bad idea, another doctor thinks it would be of benefit. With that said, Dr. H made it very clear that whatever we decided to do, he would respect that decision and continue to care for Nora as her cardiologist.
I left with the same feeling of uncertainty that I arrived with. I think I speak the same for William. In my silent prayers I pleaded with God to make the answer to this decision glaringly obvious, “Write it in the sky! Emblazon it across a billboard with arrows pointing at us!” Not 10 minutes after I had that one-sided conversation, I picked up my “Jesus Calling” devotional.
So the conversation wasn’t so one-sided after all. I got a very pertinent response that seems pretty glaringly obvious to me. Wouldn’t you say??
So many of the pages in this awesome, awesome book deal with worry, gratitude, forgiveness, a whole spectrum of topics, but today, November 30th it touches on THIS VERY TOPIC of “fixing things”. I still don’t feel like I can make a set in stone decision right then and there after having read that, but not because I don’t believe it. I think God will continue to lead us down the path that is right for Nora. It will be so obvious that we couldn’t imagine doing otherwise. I trust and know this.
The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
(Psalm 32:8 NLT)