Friday, September 10, 2010

There is Nothing More Healing Then a Thankful Heart!

Today was a great day. Well it started out great any ways.

Makenzie had breakfast and lunch with NO issue at all. Days like this make me so happy. Then during dinner it came. Projectile.... out of no where.  I was so pissed! I know Makenzie can't help it but God can. I yelled at God out loud. It wasn't very pretty. I asked Him over and over what he wanted from me. I have done everything. I deal with brain injury.... as if that isn't enough. I have trusted Him through this so I pleaded with Him to just make something in my life easy.....

Then it happened again. As I laid down next to Makenzie in bed I laid my hands over her belly. I claimed healing. I acknowledged the fact that he was the only one who could completely restore Makenzie.

I picked her up to sing our nightly rendition of  "Jesus Loves You". She smiled and then started the pouty face.... another nightly tantrum ritual as she knows this marks the end of  of her day. I tickled her and she smiled and I began to sing. She filled in the usual blanks with her loud beautiful voice and together we proclaimed Christ's love for us in 5 year old fashion.

When we were done I put Makenzie down on her pillow and plopped the paci in her mouth. I gazed into her big blues again, and again she grinned from ear to ear. Makenzie started to babble in her I'm really cute please don't leave voice and she drifted off to sleep.

Then God spoke to my heart in a very load voice. What I heard was "Be Thankful!!!!"  Hmmmmmmm. So I did. I started listing all the things I was INCREDIBLY THANKFUL for......

Makenzie can smile
Makenzie can laugh
Makenzie is happy
Makenzie can see
Makenzie can hear
Makenzie is learning
Makenzie sleeps all night
Makenzie can put herself to sleep
Makenzie is growing.
Makenzie can breath without help
Makenzie loves to walk with mommies help
Makenzie is healthy overall
Makenzie loves her brothers and can show it
Makenzie know who I am...her mommy!
Makenzie can roll
Makenzie can swallow and gag
Makenzie can eat orally
Makenzie can hold her head up
Makenzie is using her arms and hands more and more
Makenzie can use a talker
Makenzie understands everything you say
Makenzie can play games on the computer and iPad
Makenzie can sit unassisted for a period of time
Makenzie can track with her eyes
Makenzie can weight bear through her arms, shoulders and legs
Makenzie loves to play games
Makenzie knows that the swing and slide are fun
Makenzie can ride on a roller coaster and smiles every time I ask if she loves Mickey Mouse
Makenzie has changed the hearts and lives of people all over the world!!!


I will continue to trust and pray that eating will become an issue of the past! I know God can move this mountain in our lives! He has given our family so much to be thankful for and I know God isn't about to stop now!

I watched this video again tonight and sat in utter amazement! Makenzie has truly come so far!

Thank you all for hanging in there with us!  Keep praying for healing!

Believe... Prayer Works!


mary clendinning said...

What a beautiful testimony to your love and faith in God and your love and care for Makenzie and your children. Thank you for sharing.

Shari said...

I came to your blog from Lacey's. This post is what I needed to read today! I have a child with special needs but on a completely different level. This post made me realize I needed to focus on his positives! Your little girl is beautiful!

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