The Porter Family

April 27, 2010

Praise

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We sang a song in church on Sunday and it was pretty powerful stuff…

Oh no, You never let go,through the calm and through the storm.

Oh no, You never let go, every high and every low.

Still I will praise you,

Still I will praise you, Lord.

We want this to be our anthem as we are going through all of this with Jack.  It is so easy to praise the Lord when life is easy, it’s the storms where it’s sometimes hard to do.  This song reminds us that the Lord never lets go and we are so comforted by that.  Scripture says:

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances,for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thes 5:16 

There are those words again…God’s will 🙂    We are still praying for a complete healing on Jack’s little body, but know that God is in control and it’s His will that we want fullfilled. 

One of the struggles I have had lately is dealing with my own guilt…wondering if something I’ve done has “caused” this.  I came across something in God’s Word that really ministered to my heart.  In John 9 Jesus heals a blind man.  In verse two, it says “Rabbi,who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”  He responds in verse three, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,”said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” 

Talk about amazing…I am so thankful for the direction, love, and grace the Lord gives us through His Word. 

Update on his progress:  he is doing wonderful!!  His physical therapy has begun and we are very encouraged about everything he is doing since last week.  He is using his right hand, popping his head up while on his tummy(turtle pose!), holding toys with both hands, and talking a lot!  He is off the charts in communication…go figure?!  We also got sponsored by a Shriner and received our acceptance letter to receive treatment at the Shriner’s Hospital in Shreveport…evaulation sometime this summer.  Thank you
Rachel for being so willing to help us out with this…what a blessing!

Thanks everyone for your prayers and love…we are so thankful for you!Love and Hugs,

Tiffany

P.S. Here are some pics from the last couple of weeks 🙂

Jack and Papa...my dad and Clara came to visit the week Jack had his MRI

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

Thunder Up! The guys went to a Thunder game after Andrew scored tickets from one of his soccer players!

Love this picture of the two of my guys

Happy 30th Birthday Mommy...Will was way more interested in the Red Velvet Cake!

Andrew got some of my dearest friends together for my 30th birthday...love that man and love these girls!

My "mom-in-love" was also there...love her so much too 🙂

Will has been so good with Jack since day one...I love to see how much Jack loves Will now!

April 16, 2010

Our Gift

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We found out yesterday that our baby boy has a mild form of cerebral palsy.  His MRI shows a spot on the left side of his brain that has not developed like it is supposed to and is causing him to not use the right side of his body as much.  This is hard and very overwhelming at times, but we are very encouraged and feel so loved and supported by the Lord, family and friends.  We were met at home after our appointment by friends and family to pray over Jack and it was so powerful to see the body of Christ respond in this way again.  This is the third time we have seen this happen in the last 2 weeks and I can’t even begin to tell you how much this has ministered to us. 

We are still praying and believing in His healing power and have confidence that Jack is going to be out in the backyard one of these days playing soccer and basketball with his brother Will!  We start physical therapy next week and are ready to begin this journey. 

I think Andrew said it best last night when we were talking about everything.  He told me that he was driving back to work after we found this out and he was about to start questioning God and asking “why?”  But, instead he started saying, “thank you, thank you, thank you for my son.”  Jack has brought us so much joy and the Lord is all over his face.  I can’t help but praise His name for the gift he has given me. 

Sons are a heritage from the Lord,children a reward from him.  Psalm 127:3

April 2, 2010

Prayers for Jack Wesley

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We write this to receive prayers for our sweet son Jack .  He is not developing like most babies his age are, so we have started to look into reasons why this might be happening.  We went to a Pediatric Opthamologist and his eyes were just fine.   This was a relief, but meant that we needed to move on.  We went  to see a Physiatrist at The Children’s Center yesterday and he also showed concern for Jack.  He showed the most concern for the fact that he is using his left hand predominantly and is not able to sit up on his own for very long.  After this appointment, we scheduled an MRI and will be doing physical therapy next week with Sooner Start.  Also, he has an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist on April 15th.  

This is scary and the unknown is the hardest thing for us, but we are leaning on the Lord for answers and comfort.  We are on our knees praying for Jack and giving him to the Lord.  We prayed last night at his crib, “Lord, your will be done.”  It’s hard to pray this knowing that His will might be different from ours, but again, we know He sees the full picture, whereas we only see the present.  It is so obvious that the Lord is going to use Jack for something big…the Physiatrist was so touched by him yesterday.  He kept on telling me how Jack has the best personality and such a sweet spirit and how that would be huge in how he continues to work through this.  I have to agree, he has brought us so much joy the last 9 months…his smile is contagious! 

One last thing-last night Will prayed for Jack after we read in his Bible about Jesus healing touch.  He prayed, “Dear Jesus, please heal my bubba.  Please help him roll over and crawl like Lil Will’s sister.” Such a precious, powerful prayer from a three year old who happens to love his brother so much. 

Please pray for healing, wisdom for the doctors, and peace for us all.  Have a blessed Easter weekend as we celebrate the Risen and Mighty Savior! 

Tiffany and Andrew

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