Counting Our Blessings

Counting Our Blessings

Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Take Me Out To The Ball Game"

Friday night we were so blessed by everyone who came out to show there love and support at the Angel Game.  Jason and I are still talking about what an amazing night it was.  It has been a difficult couple of months recently.  We are still waiting on a heart for Noah and all that comes with that impending surgery.  The news of our dear friend diagnosed with Cancer, family members dealing with difficult health issues, and news of me having to have pacemaker surgery sooner than expected.  The days have been long and heavy.

 What a treat to be able to spend the night with so many of you.  It was such a nice distraction for us and we have some new memories that are sure to last a lifetime.  There were so many highlights from Friday Night.  My Aunt came up from San Diego surprising us all,  Our buddy Geoff who is battling cancer and just spent 6 weeks in the hospital got to come, Noah's transplant doctor Dr. Alejos came to support, many new and old friends came, and finally our family along with a few special friends got to go on the field during the 7th inning stretch and help sing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game".  It was incredible and the joy in my boys face along with our buddy Geoff was enough to fill our cups for awhile.  Only God could have Orchestrated that special gift and opportunity.

Tomorrow is Noah's heart biopsy procedure.  We are headed down today to stay the night in Westwood because we have to be at UCLA at 5:30 in the morning.  This test will tell us how much the pressures in his heart have increased.  We would appreciate your prayers as we are all a bit nervous.  Would you also pray that God would give us wisdom in knowing when to schedule my pacemaker surgery.  We found out on Thursday that I need to have this done within the next 6 months.  The timing of it is not the best but we are trusting that the Lord will guide and take care of all the details.  Thank you all again for how you are loving and supporting us.  We truly feel so loved by you all.


  1. Praying for you and your sweet family - even as our hearts break for Geoff and Leah & family. Please know that I have added your family to my daily prayer list. May God bless you. You don't know us but we are Geoff's parents.

    Much love
    Grace & Frank Dykstra

  2. Found your blog through my mom, on the heart to heart facebook group! My little sister has a serious heart defect, and I am working in Iraq with children needing open heart surgery. PRAYING for Noah, as well as your upcoming surgery as well. Praying for God to give you incredible strength and energy through these next few months!