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A Mothers Hope: Part SIX - Clinging to Hope.

A Mothers Hope: Part SIX - Clinging to Hope.

Part SIX There is a saying that says that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom, then the only way out is up! I thought we were at the bottom... but we weren't there yet. . John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. . By the time Janelle was approaching five months old, things were deteriorating rapidly. We had strike 1 with the oral steroids, strike 2 with the intravenous steroids and yet...

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A Mothers Hope: Part 5 - Standing firm on HOPE

A Mothers Hope: Part 5 - Standing firm on HOPE

PART FIVE . Confidence is hard to grasp and hang onto, when those you put your confidence in, are all searching in the dark. . Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. . By four months old Janelle's condition was deteriorating and the oral steroids had failed. The next step was to inject steroids intravenously. This meant being admitted to hospital, having the steroids administered through a drip, being very closely monitored for 24 hours, then getting sent...

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A Mothers Hope: Part FOUR - Hope on the fifth floor.

A Mothers Hope: Part FOUR - Hope on the fifth floor.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, and even as the Hemangiomas grew, to me Janelle was absolutely gorgeous.... But others weren't so kind. . Song of Solomans 4:7 - You are altogether beautiful, my darling, there is no flaw in you. . Over the next months Janelle's features did change drastically. Her eye started protruding, along with the surrounding skin. Her cheek also got fuller on the right side, therefore drooping that side of her mouth. The external birthmark on her nose became raised and bright red and her breathing got heavier. Our church congregation would see her...

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A Mothers Hope: PART THREE - In need of hope.

A Mothers Hope: PART THREE - In need of hope.

PART THREE: You know how sometimes you start on a journey of perils and trials, yet you are oblivious that it has even begun..... That was the denial I was facing, sitting in that hospital ward. Isaiah 41:13 - For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear, I will help you. After a rough first night, what I was hoping would be our only night in the Children's Hospital, many tests were done the next day to confirm the doctors suspicions. I remained at my precious baby's...

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A Mothers Hope: PART TWO - Has Hope left?

A Mothers Hope: PART TWO - Has Hope left?

PART TWO: Some days it really is a sacrifice to offer praise and thanks for our present situation. When we are stumbling, tired, and scared, God seems distant, and a grateful heart is the last thing on our mind. 1 Chronicles 16:34 - Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever. Upon leaving the hospital after the birth of my third baby, I found myself sitting on a bucket in a small kitchen, surrounded by ladies from our local church.... It was moving day. The loss of our idyllic property had been stressful but I tried...

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