Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Decisions, Decisions

The meeting with the doctors was as we anticipated. They gave us the option of surgery but they recommend against it. From their standpoint (50 doctors all agreed) the risk is so high and if she lived through the surgery she wouldn't live beyond her first year. The other option, of course, is to just take her home. As you can see this is the most difficult decision Chris or I have EVER had to make. But we know that as Evelyn's parents, God will give us grace to make a good decision. AND we know God is our Healer and so we will continue to believe for Evelyn's healing either route we choose. We probably won't post again until we've decided - but we want to decide soon.

Thank you again for your prayers and love. Please keep praying even though you may not hear anything from us for a bit. We will update again when we decide and have a plan of action.

All our love,
Chris and Steph


  1. we have never been anywhere near your position, but when our daughter was in the NICU and we weren't sure about her outcome, it was so comforting to know that even while we cried and doubted and slept, the Holy Spirit was interceding for us with groans too deep for words. He will give you wisdom, and somehow He is also guiding the outcome under and in and through your prayerful decisions. Oh, you are on our hearts!

  2. OH wow. I am so sorry you are being faced with such a difficult decision.
    Try to put your faith in the Lord and He will lead you...

    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 paths Proverbs 3:5-6

  3. PS I wanted to tell you that I am featuring your daughter on my prayer blog.
    I wanted to also tell you that I made a button for you for your blog, so that you can spread the word and get people praying for your dear little Evelyn. Please email me so I can sen you the codes.

  4. We have never been faced with such a hard decision... Just remember God never gives us more then we can handle..I truely Believe he is going do a miracle in little Evies life... Put your trust in the Lord and let him Guide you in the direction he wants you to go..We will keep praying that God will give you his wisdom....Love you guys..

  5. SOOOOO many prayers are being offered up for precious little Evelyn. I am praying that God gives you and Chris such amazing wisdom and peace as you make your decisions. God is an amazing healer!

  6. Steph and Chris,

    I couldn't sleep, so I have been praying for Evelyn. It's hard to find words to say, but just know I love you and more than that Jesus loves you.

    "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith"

  7. Praying for you and your sweet little one

  8. The Lord woke me up in the night to pray for little Evelyn last night-I'm believing with you for a miracle and for God to continue to give you wisdom and peace! Your faith is inspiring-Love you guys!!

  9. steph and chris,
    evie and all of you just keep coming to mind and so i have been praying. i prayed this morning that God would so envelop you that you would sense His presence and peace so constantly. thank you for your example of our faith.

  10. You have been constantly on my mind, thoughts, and prayers. Dig deep; God is with you. Love you all so much.

  11. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
    But the greatest of these is love.

    NIV... I CORINTHIANS 13: 4-13

  12. We love you guys and are thinking about you often. Prayers from the deepest parts of our hearts go to you. You're an amazing family! We are so thankful to know you.~Mortons

  13. We're praying for you here in Spokane.

  14. Lord Jesus
    Give these people the strength they need and the wisdom from You to do what is best for their sweet daughter. Bless them with your healing touch and hold them all in your loving arms.
    In Jesus name