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Monday, October 27, 2008

for this child I prayed

Avery is such a blessing! She prayed for her baby brother long before her parents had any inkling that we were being called to adopt an infant. She loves this baby so much (all the kids do). We have definitely been having a hard week over here at Team Alexander and she spent so much time on this little craft. It just made me cry- the sweet faith of children is such comfort!

We are claiming the truth of the Word and trusting in the Great Physician. 

Remembering the song that played on the Abe day video........ 

Everyone needs compassion
Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations

He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender

Shine Your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

We are still waiting on an actual date to see the neurologist.  We did see a new physical therapist today, and she confirmed our concerns to be true. 

He indeed is mighty to move mountains and heal precious wee ones. 


JourneytoFamily said...

I love that song. We just sang that this past Sunday in church.

And sibling love is one of the most beautiful things to witness!!!

DrewCareyShow said...

Oh Emily, I've been checking in all day and praying for you throughout too. I am crying with you right now. I don't have the words... we love you guys and precious Abe. We continue to lift you up in our prayers.

These Three Kings said...

I am praying for you guys! As well as everyone at my church!! I sent a message out about you through my prayer chain!
I love you sweet friend!

oh and that brother of yours rocks!! did he tell you we met??


The Redman's said...

What a beautiful heart sweet Avery has!!! Your family is in my prayers.

Julie said...

That picture of Avery and Abe makes me cry EVERY time I see it. You can see the awe, wonder and even disbelief that the moment is finally here in her sweet face. I am lifting your family up in prayer

Jennifer said...

I am praying also. Hope you got my email. Please call me if you need to talk.

Steve & Danae said...

That is so sweet...we will keep little Abe and the rest of you in our prayers

Ted and Lori said...

We're thinking of you guys. You've got our prayers.

Diane Larson said...

We are lifting Abe up. Let me know if there is anything specific we can be praying.

Misty said...

Bless your sweet heart Avery! i am thankful we serve our God who IS the great physician and nothing is impossible with Him! Blessings and Love Alexanders!!

Jen said...

What we could learn from the faith of children! She is such a sweet soul. We are praying for Abe and Team Alexander. Don't lose heart, my friend.

Holli said...

Team A you are in our PRAYERS! Love the art Avery made!
We sing this song in church a lot and I think every time I cry.... HE IS MIGHTY TO SAVE, MOVE and HEAL!
Abe was His before the world began and is His still!
Many lives have already been changed by Abe's "Story" and God has been been glorified and will continue!

Melissa said...

His ways are not our ways but they are perfect and He is good. Praying for that precious muncher who is getting the most love imaginable from his family, and praying for you. We love you more than words.

Kelley said...

Poor Abey!!!!!! I have been praying for Abey and yall everyday!!! Avery you r so cute!!!!!

Kelley said...

BTW that was Annie commenting above on my computer. She has been praying! (:

We love you guys so much and are praying and rallying my praying friends! Abe's life is such a gift and will continue to be used all to the glory of God! The Lord has entrusted you with a very special little person, who I believe He is going to use mightily! So, do not allow the enemy to take you down roads in your mind that lead to hopelessness, fear & despair! He will try to get you off course, but I know you know how to defeat him! The Lord handpicked you to be the parents of this sweet child and that you are well able for the task! What a privilege!
Love you, Kel

Cheryl said...

Remember... "For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways", also... "Because YOU love Me," says the LORD, "I will rescue YOU; I will protect YOU, for YOU acknowledge My name. YOU will call upon Me, and I will answer YOU, I will be with YOU in trouble, I will deliver YOU and honor YOU. With long life will I satisfy YOU and show YOU My salvation." from Psalm 91

He IS faithful! Lifting up your precious son and family to our Mighty God.

With much love

Lori said...

Averys heart is so pure and sweet, it is a blessing to witness her inner beauty.

Please know if there is anything I can do other than pray I'm here.

Your family is so dear to me and I hate for you to have more mountains to climb right now. I wish so bad that I could take all the questions away. There has to be a plan, it's just not clear yet.

Bill said...

I am ready for school. Sign me up with your therapist. Sweet massage and exercise from his Bunty will be a blessing for me and hopefully for our precious little Abe.
Hugs and Kisses, with much Love and PRAYER,


Erica said...

I love that song! Brings tears to my eyes every time we sing it in church.

We are praying for you guys, sweet Abe, the doctors, and above all we are believing in Gods almighty PERFECT plan for Abe and your family.

Huge hugs and lots of love.

Heather said...

I'm so thankful that Abe found such a perfect family to love him and help him and heal him.

Praying Still,

The Roberts Family said...

Still praying for your precious fam!

Sarah said...

Praying, praying, praying. Abe is such a sweet boy (and that's just in his pics!). I can't possibly fathom that something could be not right. But like you said, (along with my FAVORITE song) God is mighty to save! That first picture with your daughter holding him for the first time is my FAVORITE picture (not sure why I keep using caps) and the one part of the video that grabbed my heart once and for all and when I knew that adoption in some way or another would be in my future. Blessings to your family.

Shawn and Jami said... sweet students will be praying for little are loved my friend...would you mind sending the Gotcha day video to my e-mail so I can show my students:)so many people are praying for your family and your beautiful baby boy

Heidi K. said...

Praying you get into the right doctors (soon), praying for wisdom, comfort, peace, faith, healing, and strength for all involved.

D said...

Continuing to pray for your family.

The Albertsons said...

I've never met you in person but I love you and your sweet family SO much... remember His sovereignty over this situation... He will carry you through and show you the way... and all the while sweet Abe will be loved and cherished! Soli Deo Gloria...

Candy said...

While preparing a Bible study lesson yesterday, I came across this nugget from Tim Keller: "Very often God asks us to endure something very difficult with nothing more than the general promise of his good will and desire to bless us.... God says, "Trust me. I will work it out." God will always give us what we would have asked for if we knew all he knows." I think this confirms what we profess to believe concerning His omniscience and His good and sovereign providence. I pray that He equip you daily with the necessary faith to appropriate His very great and precious promises. We will prove His grace sufficient!
I love you so much, baby girl.

Janell said...

Praying in Illinois! You have a sweet family. Abe is blessed and so are you all. God is good. He has a plan, He's not surprised by anything. Rest in His peace.

Blog Shmog said...

Your daughter's heart is so incredible. She can teach even the toughest adults how to love just from her faithfulness in prayer and her sweetness with her new brother. We are praying for you guys...

Diane...Mama to Joe, Jen, Jana Mei, Jadyn Hua and JOY Hua:) said...

Haven't posted until now....I was blessed to journey with you to your sweet Son, Abe...via the video's. My husband and I were and still are so moved by your sweet family, which certainly before time included your sweet Abe.

I stand with you in prayer knowing that God has already healed Abe!!! God loves your son so much, He knew you would, too!!!

Susan said...

Sweet Em...If I were articulate I would have said what Kelley said so I ditto her. He will equip you for what he created you for - to every last detail. And your sweet Dad's post...Abe is loved beyond compare!! Know that we're here and praying.

Renee said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news about Abe. Your family is in my prayers and thoughts.

Christy said...

Hoping the best for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Jocelyn said...

What a great sister Abe has. I am thinking of all of you.

Sarah said...

i will be praying for little abe. :)

Callie Cunningham said...

they played mighty to save at the concert sunday and i praised God that I have the chance to know you're family.
Still praying!

Guard Wife said...

Avery is such a beautiful little girl, inside and out. I remember the first time I saw her photo with her baby brother and thought how much she resembles my oldest. And, just like my oldest, it appears Avery loves to use her creative talents to demonstrate what is in her heart. We continue to pray for all of you and for Abe's appointment.

Hauswife said...

Oh, Ave, you precious girl! I LOVE the craft you made for Abe. It's just beautiful!

Thinking about you all and praying and praying for sweet Abe every day, Emily... Love to you!

Laura said...


We are praying for you. This picture of Avery is beautiful. It brought me to tears. You can see the love on her face, in her eyes, in her tears.

God bless you and your family.

In prayer for you,

laura (Meron's mom)

Bennett said...

i came across your blog through a few others. The pic of Abe and his big sister Avery just touched my heart. how precious. I will be praying for Abe and your family! He CAN move mountains!

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