Friday, December 4, 2009

December 4, 2009 10:30 PM

Hello friends,
     The trial went well today.  I was surprised at how loose Micah's joints got.  We were with him most of the day, but he slept most of the day, was up a little this evening and just went back to sleep again.  Dad is staying with him tonight and tomorrow around 10 or 11 Micah will be headed to surgery.  I think it's only supposed to last about an hour.  Dr. Anderson will be doing the surgery so keep him and his team in your prayers.  This surgery will place a small pump into Micah, just under the skin on the lower abdomen.  A very small catheter will then be run around his side right to the spine.  
     The docs ask, "Are you excited about tomorrow?"   What kind of a question is that?  No, I'm not excited, but this is where God has us and He knows what we can handle.  He thinks we can handle a lot more than we do!  My brother just called while I was writing this (from a live concert) to let me hear "I Will Praise You In The Storm", sigh.  I love that song, but it's hard for me to make it through.  We're still loving and believing, but we'll have to work harder on the praising part.  
     For those of you that read the comments, and were not sure what the "Kotel Wall" is, here it is:

The Kotel
The Western Wall also called the Wailing wall, is the western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, 

the one that was closest to the Holy of Holies when the Temple stood.

     Thanks so much Mitch for doing that.  It truly amazes me how many are praying for Micah.  I pray that God will build the faith of all of you through this and that He will bless you for praying for us and for our needs.  
     A bit of good news, I just found out last night that we will get to be in this house for Christmas.  We don't have to move out until the day after, yeah!  After that, not sure yet, please keep that in your prayers.   
     Another bit of news...some time back I had mentioned Micah's previous roommate Frank, well Frank has found his voice all of a sudden is talking like crazy and begging for McDonald's and Pepsi!  PTL!  We have been praying for him and his family so this was good to see.  
Blessings to you all!


  1. We are praying that the surgery goes well and accomplishes all its purposes and more. We also pray for God's peace and comfort to surround you all.

  2. Dear Tina and Family,
    We pray for you constantly and we love you deeply. I understand the difficulty of praising Him in the middle of a storm like this. We are standing with you, and I am praising Him on your behalf. I think of all the countless hospital staff that have been touched by God through Austin's countless hospitalizations. I know that he is doing the same through you and your marvelous family. You are all a true reflection of Him and His love.
    Full of Hope,
    Simchah and Family