Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ollie Faith

Most of you who read  my drivel,
also read my daughter Annie's blog.
You know this story 
I am about to tell.
For those of you who don't,
it is a tale of love and faith.
My oldest daughter, Annie and her husband, Jade 
are expecting their third child, a daughter
in a matter of days.


The doctor has planned an induction
for Feb. 10th at 9a.m. 
This baby, Ollie Faith,
is famous around these parts.
She has been the object of 
many fasts and prayers.
The warriors have been petitioning
on her behalf for months.
You see, the doctors tell us she has
A/V Canal defect, 
a heart defect.
You can read the details here.

They also suspect here is a good chance
Ollie has Down Syndrome. 
This, we won't know until her birth.
After many ultrasounds and tests
the doctors give us great hope.
They assure us that her's is 
a condition that a surgery can fix. 
The surgery would be around her 15 lbs. mark.
The medical team called the procedure
"old hat".
The success rates are phenomenal.
What we are certain of, is God.
We know He alone is in control.
It is our calling to surrender to Him.
He can heal her heart.
He can choose to deliver to us a 
perfectly formed, healthy heart.
He is all powerful.
God has a purpose for Ollie's life.
We have absolute trust in Him.
Whether His plan includes doctors,
surgeons, or not, 
we will bend our knees and praise Him.
We will honor our Lord and
we will count our blessings.
For we know, that He is good all the time.
All the time He is good.
Your love, support, and prayers
mean the world to us. 
Thank you so much.


Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty
hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5: 6,7

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Psalms 9: 9,10


 

 

14 comments:

  1. Lifting you all up to the One who knows everything. I'm so glad He's in control.

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  2. Hi Janie,

    Little Ollie is on my prayer list every day...and I can't wait for her to make her grand entrance! ;o)

    Mary

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  3. You know that I'm praying for precious Ollie here in jersey ! Hugs, granny, I know in MY heart - that Ollie is going to do just great !!!

    gena

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  4. I have Ollie, Annie, Jade and family in my prayers... Our GOD hears all our prayers.. and he is sooo good!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  5. Janie, your family is on my prayer list. Speaking as a nurse, the A/V malformation repair surgery truly is "old hat" and I just feel so strongly that baby Ollie is going to be alright.

    I am thinking of you.

    C.

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  6. I'm so excited to meet Ollie, you are right, she has been in many many prayers

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  7. Praying for little Ollie and your family!

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  8. John 14:1 - Let not your heart be troubled.

    Prayers for all y'all.

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  9. Prayers sent for Ollie and her wonderful family. Can't wait to see her beautiful birth announcement here soon!
    (((hugs)))
    Leslie

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  10. Still praying and believing, can't wait to meet her!

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  11. Prayers for sure for Ollie and her family.
    God is good and all knowing.
    Hugs

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  12. I will pray for precious little Ollie and your whole family, Janie. What a joy this baby will be to all who cross her path.

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  13. Annie and her family are absolutely terrific. I've been following her blog for quite awhile now. Ollie Faith has already given so much to the world and she isn't even here yet! Ann {{Ollie}}

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