While at the picnic I met a DJ from Little Rock who is part of the annual phone-a-thon for Arkansas Children's Hospital. Brea's surgeon, the DJ and I were talking and she asked me how we had held our marriage together through this difficult time. I told her that we had made the decision early on to not let this destroy our marriage but instead to let this draw us closer together as a family. She and the surgeon agreed that they had seen many, many divorces over the years. I walked away from the conversation feeling like the world's luckiest lady. Here I was at the annual picnic with all three of my children and with the man that I married almost twelve years ago. The only thing that could have been better is if it had been cooler! :0) I'll try to post pictures later of the picnic.
I learned that little Jalisa is still waiting on a heart (since December) so please continue to pray for her and her family. Also, please continue to pray for Brea's body to continue to accept her new heart. I got a call from a man last week who wanted to tell me that he and his church have been praying for Brea as they've followed her journey. He also wanted to tell me that he has specifically prayed for Brea's body to accept the new heart and make it her own...DNA and all! He said he really felt the Lord leading him to pray for this and felt the Lord wanted him to call me and tell me that Brea was going to need less and less medication as time goes by because her body was going to accept the heart completely. I get chills just typing this but I wanted to share it with you because it really touched my heart. I've always said that God sends us "emails" from time to time but this time I got a phone call! I felt really bad for the gentleman after hanging up because Brea had been fussing and fighting sleep while I was trying to talk to him.
Happy Father's Day to all you Dads and Dads to be out there.