It has been almost one month since our last update. It has been a roller coaster for sure. About two months ago we found out that we had a kidney match for Eli, a living donor. We were ecstatic! Eli would get a kidney for Christmas after all! But after more tests and much waiting, we found out that the transplant committee determined that this particular living donor would NOT be the best match after all. Talk about a total let down. I think Craig said it best when he called me from work to talk about it. I asked him how he was feeling about it all. His reply was, "I am afraid if I start crying I won't stop so I just keep swallowing the lump in my throat." Yes, this was the feeling of the moment!
But once we were able to process it, we were able to go back to truth. God is in control of EVERYTHING! There is purpose in this brave young lady coming forward and being willing and available to donate a kidney even though it didn't work out in the end. I mean who does that?!? The fact that she signed up and was committed to going through the whole process in hopes of being able to give Eli her kidney. Wow! We pray sweet blessings over her and her family for her generous heart!
So as we look forward to spending Christmas at home with our sweet family, we are reminded that God is good ALL the time. Our sweet blended family knows this truth. Our journey to this point has been a blend of experiences in each of our lives and in the midst of it we have been able to say, "God is good" even when it didn't seem so right. We have experience "No's" in our lives. There is a huge disappointment in being told "no" to something you have wanted so badly. But what we know is this...each "no" had a purpose and a plan behind it. It wasn't just "no," it was "wait and see what I am doing."
So we trust these words...
"watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if you were told." Habakuk 1:5
We continue to wait expectantly for a perfect kidney of Eli! Just as this season reminds us of the waiting of so many for a savior, a messiah. He has come! Yes He has! Praise be to Him who sits on the throne.
Merry Christmas sweet friends!
If you would like to see if you could be a donor for Eli visit this website or contact us with any questions.