Thursday, December 6, 2007


In a movie we recently watched, an actor playing, God said something to the effect of "If you pray for things, God doesn't answer those prayer by 'poof'... giving you those things. He gives the process by which you can get or be given the things you prayed for. Praying for a closer family? God gives you the circumstances by which your family can grow closer together. Patience? God sends us opportunities to by which to develop and test our patience.

Well I believe Erin and I (and our families and all of you) are undergoing a holy Master's Degree program in patience and trust. Today is day 3 that Lilee's heart surgery has been hoped for and then cancelled. Yesterday she went 12 hours without eating in hopes that she may be called down to the O.R. at any time. Today we awoke with the chance that her surgery would be at 1:00 this afternoon. 1:00 changed to 4:00, 4:00 to 5, 6, 7and finally 8:30. At 8:30 we were finally told that Lilee could eat again (after 10 long hours without anything) as her surgery would need to be delayed again. We are still hopeful and prayerful that tomorrow may be her day.

Standing here rocking her tonight I couldn't help but crack half a smile and wonder if we've been delayed so many times in wait for God to do a miracle of His own and heal her! How awesome that would be! Oh that it would be so!!! Although I know He is able, I don't know that that is His plan in this case. Still, a fun thought tonight! :o)

So all you faithful Lilee-watchers and prayer warriors; tomorrow is a new day and we'll awake expectantly for our little one's road to recovery to begin soon. We look forward to writing you with the good news tomorrow. Happy Friday to you all! Talk to you soon.
Sleepy dad

PS. Caption for the above picture: "Lilee gets a brief 'pass' to walk the hallway for a while with mom and dad this evening! Waiting...waiting...waiting :o)"


Cat said...

Hi Chris and Erin,

I know the waiting game must be difficult to manage, but hold tight, all of this will be behind you soon!

Keeping you in my heart and prayers - every minute of every day.

Huge hugs!

Cat Griffin (Los Gatos)

Mrs. G. said...

Hi Chris & Erin,

Your extended family at CCS has been praying for you daily. As you walk the halls with your little bean in your arms, remember that God made her on purpose for a purpose. "He that has begun a good work shall see it through to completion".
Love ya guys,
Your surrogate "Nana" (Mrs. G.)

Rick Souza said...

Good morning Chris & Erin,
Sharon & I continue to pray for Lilee & both of you.Our own experience has proven time & again just how faithful & merciful He is.Every morning this week as I was awakened early,I prayed for Lilee.She really is in good Hands.
Rick & Sharon Souza

Sarah said...

Good morning guys! I was just thinking about how proud I am of my dear cousins and their attitude about this whole thing with Lilee. The Lord is using you guys in ways you can even imagine in encouraging others and "paving the way" by showing a very Christlike way to walk such a difficult path. And Chris, I'm going to pray with you that the Lord will just heal little Lilee and show how Awesome He Is to that whole hospital! I get a little smile just thinking about the possibilities!
Anyway, love you guys, and praying of course.
hugs, Sarah

Staci♥B said...

Chris and Ern-
You and your precious Lilee are in my thoughts and prayers daily. May God fill you with his peace.
Staci Bechthold

Isaiah 26:3
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Dionne said...

Hi Chris and Erin,

We are thinking of you and praying for you daily, We wish that we could be there to hug, hold and comfort you at this time, please know that we are praying for you to be held up, comforted and that you feel those hugs coming from all over this world. We love you and are hoping that Lilee has the strenght to go through the surgery, all of the tests and that she recovers and heals quickly.
We love you all.
Dionne and Gary