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consider it all joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:2-3


In the past 24+ hours, my emotions have swung across the entire spectrum, from fear to exceeding joy. Yesterday morning at 7:30, Owen and I went for his second barium swallow test. At 9:00 am the Pediatric Radiologist placed an order for an ultrasound to get a better picture of the issue. By 9:20 is was clear that he had pyloric stenosis and was going to need surgery. As hard as it was to hear this news, it was honestly a great relief!!! We finally have an answer for the past month of extreme spit-up.


24 hours later, Owen’s in surgery. Even though I know there are risks with every surgery, I have been at peace, knowing that none of this has been a surprise to God. He holds all in his sovereign hands. I rest there in that truth.


“My heart is in anguish within me . . . BUT I call to God, and the Lord will save me . . . Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you!” Psalm 55: 4, 16, 22

peacefully sleeping prior to surgery