Trials are not enemies of faith but are opportunities to prove
God's faithfulness. -- Author Unknown

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one
to say 'thank you?' -- William A. Ward

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Keeping Up

I definitely have to be a better blogger. We have been plagued with computer problems lately. I no longer have a laptop so posting is different.
We have been very busy.
-Ananya was scheduled to have her hardware taken out from her hip surgery last September in January. Well, over Thanksgiving she fell and broke her leg (the top part) and had to have surgery in Pittsburgh. Fun Stuff.
-Prasun is doing so good. He never stops talking. He is walking with a regular walker and some days can use forearm crutches. He is having a selective dorsal rhizotomy next year. We are hoping this will decrease some tone (stiffness) in his legs and help him walk better. We are also praying for some other side effects like better trunk stability, better concentration and better upper body function. We don't yet know the exact date of his surgery.
-Anthony is just awesome. He's doing his school work and doing good. More though, he is developing into the greatest young man. When Ananya was in the hospital, I handed over the reigns to him while the boys were with my Grandma. I knew that Anthony could handle him with my Grandma (she has a hard time lifting Prasun). They managed for a whole day and even went to the store. He just jumped right in for me. Didn't question me? He was also very worried about his sister.
-Patrick and I are trying to figure out what the future holds. My husband has been ignited by the Holy Spirit for the plight of orphans. He is all about Orphan care and adoption. I'm so happy. It isn't about just our kids anymore. God has laid a burden on both of us to help get all these kids home. I'm excited to see where God takes us in the next few years.
-I have been fighting major discouragement. Everything adoption related seems to take WAY longer than it should. We also keep having things pop up (like emergency surgery) that are taking away the resources that we have to put toward the adoption. I don't feel like I'm getting support from some of the people I wish would support me. I had my feelings hurt by a dear friend. She seems very insistent that our adoption isn't what God wants for our family (REALLY).
I'll save some more for another post. I haven't talked much about our newest family member. She deserves her own post.


Arnold family said...

Adoption as you know is such a trial, but the kids are so worth it. Most of the world doesn't get it about the kids who wait. I have burden for Varsha for over two years now and I am so thankful that she will know a family and love. I prayed for a family for her and God answered through your family, so it really doesn't matter if our friends and family get it. We do and God loves the orphan. We can only pray the rest of the world will care about the orphan and want to act. I am so excited to watch your journey unfold and bring her home.

Peter and Nancy said...

Oh my goodness -- so sorry to hear that Ananya broke her leg! What a trooper Anthony is . . . you must feel a great sense of satisfaction that he's such a great young man. I have goosebumps thinking about what God will do with his life.

What a drag when other people stomp on the vision God has for your family. Ugh. Hold on to what you know, Amanda: God has called you to a very special role in this life.