Oct 9, 2009

I discovered this song while living in Brazil, and loved it, but it has become even more precious over the past few weeks: "Healer", sung by Kari Jobe


Well, I really should be cleaning up this much "loved" little yellow house, but I thought it's probably a better use of time to give a little update to my dearly loved friends and family. Honestly, I am doing amazingly well. I spoke with a friend today who told me that, when speaking with her sister, she reminded her that her problems weren't so bad considering that she has a friend who has a brain tumor and needs "brain surgery." Hmm...are my problems really all that bad? I don't know. I still feel ridiculously spoiled and loved by God, family, and friends. Life is good, and God has been faithful, and He will continue to be faithful no matter what the outcome of all of this is. I have seen God answer the prayers of a very sad little girl, in a broken home, who prayed so earnestly for a good husband for herself and a good daddy for the children she would have when she grew up. Well, here I am, married to the most amazing man. Andrew has always simply been the best, and yet through this "trial" as we call it, I have seen an even more beautiful, precious side of Andrew than I have ever seen. He's the trusest of the true--I am blessed.

God opens and closes doors, and He has never closed a door that when looking back, we wish He would have left open. Looking on our past, I know our future is safe in His hands. The months ahead may be challenging, but it could be so much worse. I don't have it the worst. I don't have an inoperable brain tumor. There may be side effects from the surgery, but the fact is I am super lucky compared to so many. I dare not complain when we have been so blessed with so much. We've had so many blessings in just the past 3 weeks and, so many good doctors, who have bent over backwards, and have signed papers that say that they are not comfortable with doing my surgery, which allows me to jump out of our insurance network and go to the very best doctors available in the States--and thanks to those doctors who have put their professional reputations on the line and signed those papers our insurance covers the surgery costs. God is so good. Blessed I am. Love, and Brazilian style hugs to you all.

The Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. Isaiah 30:18



Anonymous said...

Hi Autumn,

You ARE blessed and thank you for reminding us all of who God is. He is your healer, your portion and all that you need. He holds your every moment, calms your raging sea and will walk with you though the fire. Nothing is impossible for Him.

Today I cried - but not like before...this time I was moved by God's goodness, mercy and love for each one of us, no matter our circumstances. May we all continue to live a life worthy of the calling with which we have been called (Ephesians 4:1).

Love to you, Andrew and the girls.

Con Mucho Amor,


P.S. This is my 1st ever blog comment...and it may be my last as I'm so behind with the times:) but I wanted you to know how blessed I was by your words and song. Gracias mi amiga y Feliz Sabado!!!

Mollie said...

Autumn...You are truly an inspirational, positive and admirable woman!! Your strength and faith are amazing. We are saying a lot of prayers for you and the family and sending lots of love your way!

Com muito carinho e mil bejoes!!!


Margaret said...

Hi Autumn,

Thank you for your blessing-filled words. We are praying for you several times a day. I remember once you gave me a card (I still have) that said "We'll be friends 'til we're blue in the hair." I still believe that's true. I pray that you will continue to feel God walking beside you, no, carrying you every step of the way.



Anonymous said...

Hi Autumn,
I'm just so blessed to call you friend, you have no idea the influence you (and your family) have had in my life in the short time I've known you. Thank you for demonstrating how a woman of God should live her life.

Lots of love,

King Arthur Queen Rebecca Princess Adrianna said...

Thank you for the post and the song. We all have been a fan of Kari for a while as well. We love you and have been praying every day for you and for the great times we all will spend together in the coming years. Keep the updates coming.

Hugs from Kentucky

Misty said...

Hi Autumn:

Wanted to let you know we have been praying for you at our worship time; we think of you often. You are right...God is always with us and he is walking with you and Andrew in a special way on this journey. I know he holds a special place in his heart for you, his upbeat, praise filled daughter!
Thanks for the update.
The Wood family

Anonymous said...

That post was truly inspirational.....God is doing amazing things in and through you--we continue to pray for you and are comforted to know that God is with you and will NEVER leave you or forsake you. We love your beautiful family! God is good!
Love you

Christine said...

Hi, Autumn (and Andrew!) —

I've missed your posts. You're high on my prayer list these days, and I'm grateful God is such a good listener. Keep sane and centered and oh-so-lovely, inside and out. Loads of people are cheering for you and praying over you. What more can a girl ask for, really? Not much, I say. Stay strong, sweetie, especially your typing dexterity. You'll be updating us much more frequently very, very soon.