I just wanted to pass along the email update I received today regarding Lydia and her unborn cousin, Evie....God IS good! If you are unsure of their stories click here....Thank you all for your prayers!

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you for your continuous support for our family. It is hard to believe that Lydia will turn four months next week, which means we started this journey almost two months ago. Lydia currently is wearing contacts in both of her eyes. We can see an improvement with her ability to keep her eyes steady and she is now tracking some objects. Lydia has daily visual therapy with us, and this week will have her first session with a trained visual therapist. For the first time in her life she has even seen her mobile. This has been very encouraging and we pray that this is just a sign of great things to come.

We have been able to taper off her drops each week and next week she will only require drops twice a day. The greatest challenge has been trying to get her contacts in and out once a week for their cleaning. We were able to do it once but have been unable since, so we had to see the local ophthalmologist for some help. This has proven to be difficult even for him which isn't too encouraging for our chances. Hopefully, as her eyes continue to grow, we will be able to get them out with more ease.

We will make our next trip to Dallas this next week. We are hopeful that the membranes have not returned and Lydia can continue on with her healing. Please continue to pray for a full recovery for her sight and for us the skill and knowledge to easily put her contacts in and take them out. We have seen God's hand in Lydia's healing and know your prayers have given us the strength to face each day. Thank you for lifting our sweet daughter up.

We wanted to leave you with the amazing story of Evie's healing. My sister's unborn daughter (Evie) was diagnosed with multiple cysts on her brain. The doctors were very concerned about her chances of survival and arrangements had been made with surgeons to immediately take Evie into surgery upon birth. However, when they met with the doctor for the 30 week ultrasound last week, the cysts were no longer there. Evie was healed! She is a healthy baby girl. My family thanks you for praying for Evie. God heard your prayers and has blessed this child and family. Prayer is a powerful tool which God has given us to talk to Him. Please know how grateful we are that you have loved us. May this story of healing give you the encouragement and hope that we all need. God loves us and never leaves our side. May we never take for granted the blessings God gives us. We praise God for healing our sweet little niece and blessing her with a healthy life.

Please know how much we love and care for all of you. May God bless you.
Love,
Dustin, Rebecca and Lydia


2 remarks:

Thank you for sharing this. God is good.

February 8, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

That is awesome, praying her healing contiues. Wow about the baby girl too.

February 8, 2009 at 8:57 PM  

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