“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2-3
Yesterday was a very special day for us. Hannah was dedicated in church!! If you remember, two months ago we had scheduled her dedication to be on December 16th, but she was admitted into the hospital instead. So finally, on February 17th, close to Valentine’s Day, we were finally able to have her dedicated. As she was smiling on stage and staring quietly at all the people, we know that heaven was smiling down on her. Isn’t it amazing that exactly two months ago she was in a helicopter, in very critical condition, being flown to Ochsner?? But God is faithful, and she continues to do so well at home. She’s rolling all around, sitting up, eating lots of solids (green beans are her new favorite), and saying Da-Da. She is the happiest baby I’ve ever seen and hardly ever gets upset. She certainly seems to value the little things in life already! She has taught us so much.
Last night Greg and I had a wonderful opportunity to meet a family with a 20-month old daughter that is battling the SAME heart condition that Hannah has. They just happened to have the same pediatric cardiologist that Hannah does, and he told them about us. We visited them at the PICU and saw their precious daughter looking much like Hannah had at the beginning of our trial. We saw a familiar doctor that Hannah had those first few days…and it seems like they learned a LOT from how Hannah was treated. Greg and I remember praying that Hannah’s treatment would somehow help other children with the same illness. And once again God was faithful! It was a joy to share all that God has done for us and will do for them. Hannah is a story of hope. We are thankful for this divine connection. They are a strong Christian family with great faith, and we join with them in prayer for their daughter’s complete healing. You can check out their amazing adoption story and updates on their website. Go to www.babyjellybeans.com and type Wusterbarth in the last name search field.
Greg and I are continuing to work with the Louisiana Pediatric Cardiology Foundation in planning the upcoming fundraiser. Greg has begun work on the website, which is www.lpcf.com. Thanks to Rob from HPC for designing the awesome logo! We are still in need of corporate sponsors, so if you are interested, please let us know!