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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The package of medical records and video tapes has officially made its way to Missouri for Dr. Park and his team to use in their evaluation of Ellie's candidacy for SDR surgery.

Hi yi yi, am I nervous.

When Richard and I were church-shopping in Dallas, we happened upon a, well, more charismatic church than either of us were used to. The congregation was doing a door-to-door witnessing campaign, and the "How to become a Christian" pamphlet was stuck in each of the bulletins. That Sunday morning, the pastor asked each person in the pews to lift up their bulletins towards heaven and pray on that piece of paper. It felt extremely weird and awkward to Richie and me, needless to say. We are more conservative in our worship, and I had never even thought to pray over a piece of paper.

Well, y'all, let me tell you that I prayed over that paper envelope yesterday at the post office. I'm not sure if I'm ready to give up my conservative worship stripes yet, but I felt compelled to pray yesterday. I've never mailed such important papers before. I want angels to cover that package and speed its safe delivery. I want God to be present when Dr. Park and his team go through each disc and each piece of paper.

So, that prayed-over Express Mail envelope is somewhere between Lancaster, Minnesota and St. Louis, Missouri right now. I am convinced that angels are surrounding it! How fortunate for the postal truck driver!

You can join us in prayer if you so desire. Pray that the medical team will be wise in deciding whether or not this surgery would be beneficial for Ellie. Pray that the sacred envelope won't sit on Dr. Park's desk for *too* long. Pray that I'll have the strength to accept whatever decision he makes. Pray that we're doing the right thing.


Kristy said...

Know that we are praying with you. I'm nervous with you.

Tish said...

You know we're praying!!!!

Sunny said...

Praying for favor and miracles. HUGS!

Erin said...

I am praying, too. Now if we can just get to the response part of the whole deal!

Ernie & Frieda said...

We are praying for you guys. We know how special Ellie is to you. She is also very special to us. We pray that God's will be done. We also pray that God will give you patience as you wait for the doctor's reply. The waiting game is not a fun game.

Melissa :) said...

Lots of prayers going out to you!! You know, I have to say that when you were describing the angels over the package & 1st thought was the movie "Castaway" with Tom Hanks....the package with the wings on it!! May the angels carry the package safely & may you find peace in Dr. Park's team decision!! (I'm leaning towards YES!!..Ellie seems like the perfect me, anyways!!)