Saturday, January 16, 2010

January 16, 2010 12:30 AM

Hello friends,
     I'm sorry I didn't get back on here when I said I would, I ended up making a short trip to IL and didn't have the computer with me.  Anyway, the MRI results came back good, no swelling or bleeding anywhere.  This is good, but though he didn't come right out and say it, I know they were looking for a reason as to why Micah has not responded to the medication as they thought he would.  So, they were actually kind of hoping that they would find something there.  As I said previously, I didn't believe they would find anything.  So, this is the reason that we have a tentative discharge date, they've run out of options.  They still believe that Micah will make more progress and that being at home with his family will prove to be good medicine for him.  
     Where does this leave us?  Right where we have always been, trusting God for a complete healing.  We have known from the beginning that there was nothing any of the doctors could do, there is no magic pill for healing a brain.   So if we know this, then why are we here?  I don't know if we'll ever know the full ramifications of our being here, but we do know that this is where God wanted us to be during this time of getting Micah stabilized.  This has been a whirlwind for us that sometimes it seemed would never end, but "the end of all things is near" and soon we will go home.  
     Everyday we pray and claim God's promises over Micah and bring to remembrance all of the things spoken over his life since before he was born.  There are promises made for this child since before Thomas & I were married and we are claiming them and standing firm believing them.  We still have our "moments" of sorrow and acting like whiney children, but that's okay, God didn't say to come to Him as a well-behaved child, just as a child.  
     I'm sure there are some of you out there thinking that we need to quit getting our hopes up and just learn to accept the circumstances as they are.  Well, I don't want to.  I will always hope and pray for better for my child.  If we cannot have hope for Micah to get any better then what is the point of praying.  "Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness..."  I serve a God that is not bound by circumstances and has proved Himself over and over again.  We are actively praying that God will use this to change each and every life that has prayed for Micah or even just read a blog entry.  "We want to see Jesus lifted high!"


  1. Amen! Tina.

    Never, ever, give up hope and trust in our great Father.

    Linda A.

  2. I think every parent echos what you said and wants the absolutely best for their kids. God has great things in store for Micah and for your whole family. You have been such an encouragement to me during the darkest hours of your lives, because you've never lost sight of the God who loves us and has the perfect plan for us. May God continue to bless you and heal Micah in his perfect time. May he give you all strength and peace and provide for your every need. Rest in the Lord and you will soar with the Eagles.
    Much love,
    Hope Cooper

  3. Don't give up, but be open to the possibility that God may answer those prayers in ways that you can't imagine. Hope you have a safe trip home.

  4. Hello,

    Micah and your family have been in our prayers. We our friends of Professor Bernardo Michael & Shanti & the kids.

    Continue to keep the faith and lean into God's promises for He never fails us. Your family's testimony has been an encourgament to my family as well. Your light is shining throughout the world!

    Glory to God in the Highest!

    Tim and Stephanie Samuel
    Bridgeway Community Church, Columbia, MD

    Honoree of CCFA Team Challenge: Challenge Yourself to Change a Life!

  5. My name is Rhonda Nerren and I am friends of Jeff and Tammy Davis your neighbors. From almost day one of this journey, I have been praying for you. I have a daughter that is 19 and when she was a baby she had a brain hemorrhage, so I know some of what you are going through. My parents and Sister and her family live there in Jackson so I come ever so often. The strange thing is that my husband is a minister and he goes to Nepal yearly so I thought that was a neat twist in all of this. My heart goes out to you as a parent. Yes God is able but I have yet to see the miracle that I wanted the way I wanted to see it but as I look back over the past 19 years I see Gods hand all over our lives. If it would be possible the next time I am there i would love to contact you all. I will be praying for you still. I know this is sketchy but it would be hard to tell all of our story on here. I would love to share in person sometime. God bless you and Micah and the other parts of the family.
    Rhonda Nerren
    Shelbyville TN