Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

29 today.

Grandma and Grandpa brought up a cake and I got to go watch the Cavs future in Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson (Irving is the real deal.)

But the best birthday present of the day?

"The EKG came back with relatively normalized heart function. It looks now, like she only had a borderline infarction. And the echo looks to me like it might be a little better too. I'll leave it to the professionals to make sure, though."--Chaia's Cardiologist

It'd be premature to start the celebrations, but it might be that the first echo in months has shown noticable improvement. (Week after week, we've had echos done with "no change"...which was actually good, because Chaia's heart was doing more and more and her damage was not getting worse under the added strain.)

We may know more tomorrow. But, hope is a pretty good birthday present.

Hope is good.

I like hope.

19 comments:

Ryan Harden said...

Tonight's prayers will include prayers of thanks to go with the normal prayers of healing and God's guidance. A journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step!

Anonymous said...

The Almighty Healer is showing his good works!

Valerie said...

YES! :D

Jackie Thompson said...

Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him
What a nice birthday present

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy when I read this! We always knew our God is an awesome God! Continuing to pray for more good news and for more people to accept Him so that their own hearts are healed!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome birthday gift to you and such a wonderful Christmas gift to all of us strangers who have had Chaia on our hearts for month. Your faith and God's response to such has been such a testimony. We'll continue to pray for God's healing, but thank you for sharing such great news!

aussienic76 said...

Picture a 5'2" 52 year old, 1/2 English, 1/2 Welsh, Australian lady singing......HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BENJAMIN.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU......HIP HIP HOORAY, HIP HIP HOORAY......HIP HIP HOORAY
And a HUGE hug for Chaia and Shaina....

Anonymous said...

PRAISE TO GOD, THE GREAT HEALER....

LOVE TO ALL OF YOU!

Anonymous said...

What good news. Our prayers continue for all of you.

Beth

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! I am sooooooooo excited that you all have been blessed with "hope"!!!! My heart is singing His praises right now, and my tummy is doing flip-flops of JOY!! Continued blessings to all of you!

Courtney said...

WOW WOW! awesome! and happy birthday!

Wood said...

Awesome news, God is to be praised. Heres hoping the Ravens give you and all Browns fans a present on Saturday!!!

Anonymous said...

It's not premature to praise and give thanks.
Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!

I like hope. Hope really is good.

Happy Birthday to you!

Mama Karen said...

Praise the Lord!!!!!! We will continue to speak life to her little heart until every test comes back "normal"!!!!! God is beginning to show off I think :) All glory goes to God! We will wait with you for the final word but until then the thanks are going up!!! Chaia is winning because we kneel!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ben! Praise God for some hope!!

Tammy

painterned said...

Our God is an awsome God and sunday ,part of the scripture that was read was Isaiah 53:1-6 ....and by His stripes we are healed!! I believe our awsome God is continuing to heal this precious little gift and what an awsome time for this on the eve of the Birth of His Son!! Continued prayers from Florida!

Anonymous said...

Yeah God!

Steph said...

Great gift for your birthday!

MamaMarty said...

Praise to the Great Physician! Continuing to pray!