Saturday, March 6, 2010

Purposeful Movement

Makenzie is feeling MUCH better! Thank you so much for all of the thoughts and prayers!

Almost 3 years ago while sitting next to my daughter in the PICU, I remember asking God for movement. Not just any kind of movement.... purposeful movement. I wanted her to just reach out to me. I wanted her to kick her legs, pull her breathing tube out, roll over and sit up. I plead, over and over in that glass room surrounded by machines, please God just let Makenzie move.

At the time God's answer was not yes.

So if it wasn't yes, was is no or not right now?

For almost 3 years I have waited.....I have wondered....maybe not patiently.... but faithfully.

God's answer was not no!

We got out the maracas today. Makenzie has not played with those for a while. I asked her to open her hand so she could shake them. She did. I put one in her and and without any prompting she wrapped all 5 of her little fingers around the toy.

She moved that shaker all over the place, not dropping it once. Then I asked her to put it in her mouth. That took a bit of doing but she got it....all by herself!

God's answer to me 3 years ago was definitely not no.... It was WAIT!

Why? I don't know and I never will. I am ok with that!

Then tonight right before bath time I put her piano in front of her. Not really expecting Makenzie to do anything I turned it on and asked her to play me a song. lets just say if she was trying to get out of taking a bath worked! She lifted up her little arm and just a played and played!

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I know that this is far from perfect. I know that she still looks broken. I DON'T CARE! To me it is perfect and absolutely beautiful!!! It is MOVEMENT! (and a few words!) Not just movement...but.... purposeful movement!!!! So I continue to wait....hopefully a bit more patiently....but always faithfully!

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; blessed are all those who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18

Believe...Prayer Works!


Reagan Leigh said...

I'm SO glad she's feeling better. I definitely know how rough that can be on everyone! I'm so impressed with the maracas! I need to find Reagan's like that...must be buried beneath toys somewhere!

Tonya said...

That is such beautiful music Makenzie!!! So happy for her progress and praying praying praying that God uses these new stem cells to bring complete healing for Makenzie! I love your little girl so much, and check her blog every day to read what wonderful new thing she has done! How is her eating going now?
Prayers that you can all stay healthy this spring time. :)

Fighting Joey said...

WOW! Great music playing. I love how he said "ON". That is awesome. I got tears in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

Kenz~ That was such a BEAUTIFUL song you played for me and Izak, we watched the video together and he LOVED it!! You and Izak are my heroes, and I love you so much (and your wonderful momma too). Ask your mom what I am going to do without her when you go to Costa Rica!!!!! TONS and GOBS and OODLES of love hugs and prayers for my favorite girl!! Love you guys!
Jami Poore (Izak's mommy)

Shauna Quintero said...

Pam - it sounds like she's playing the piano and singing along.

Thanks for this blog. Sometimes I think God is saying no when He really might be saying wait.

RaD said...

Hi! I saw you popped by my blog after I stopped by earlier. I actually came by after I read one of your responses on the blog frog that I agreed with. But my kids came crashing in the room and I had to click off.

I read Makenzie's story. What a nightmare. But it seems in the midst of that nightmare God has used her to bring you much joy. I love how you just hold tight. Some days that is so hard. I have a "nephew" (I say it like that because he's really not blood related) that has autism and recently has been having seizures. But God is good and is walking us, mostly his parents though, through this rough journey.

Thanks again for dropping by. I'll probably be back again!

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