And he is off…!

Photo:  The anesthesiologists prepare to take Charlie for a heart FIX!

Charlie and I snuggled and I kissed him until it was time…He was bright eyed and attentive as I told him where he was going and what was happening.  He seemed ready.  Your prayers helped uphold me as they exited with Charlie to go to the operating room.  His anesthesiologists are VERY wonderful people as is everyone on the team for Charlie today.  I couldn’t be more thankful!  Charlie left a little ahead of schedule at about 9:50am and should be out by 2pm or so.

The love and prayers that pour in are like balm to us:

Thank you M:  Ephesians 3:20-21  Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.  Amen.

Isaiah 26:3-4 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Psalm 103:1-3 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.

Psalm 29:11 May the Lord give strength to His people, may He bless His people with peace!

Thank you M:  In the name of Your Son, Father, please send comfort and strength to Charlie, give wisdom and discernment to those caring for him, send Your comforting peace and powerful presence to surround Debbie that she may know that You attend to her every care, doubt, fear, and question, and bless her and Bob both, endowing them by Your Spirit to walk in joy, to rest in Your providence, to speak with love from a heart of thanksgiving, and increase their faith. Show them Your face, speak to their hearts, and wrap them in Your loving arms, Daddy. We trust You. We love You. In Jesus’ name, we petition you. Hear our cry, Lord, for Your namesake.

Thank you S:  I am reminded this morning that we have a God who HEARS! “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.” Begging the Author of life, Deliverer, Redeemer, Savior for Charlie this morning! ❤️

Thank you N:

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:28-31

Thanks E:


Thank you for praying for Charlie this morning  little mountain men:


Thank you C:  I praise the Lord with all that is within me and do not forget any of His benefits. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases; He redeems my life from the pit and crowns me with love and compassion. Yeshua satisfies my desires with good things so that my youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Yeshua brings me to health and healing. He heals me and lets me enjoy abundant peace and security. The Son of Righteousness arises for me with healing in His wings and I go out and leap like a calf released from the stall. Yeshua bore my sins in His body on the cross so that I might die to sin and live to righteousness.Now by His stripes I am healed. As my days are, so shall my strength be.

Yeshua sent forth His Word and healed me; He rescued me from the grave. When I cry out, the Lord hears me; He delivers me from my troubles. The Lord is close to me when I am brokenhearted and saves me when I am crushed in spirit. He has not given me a spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. I am His beloved and He is mine.

Sweet dreams little lion cub, 🦁we will all stand guard over you until you get through this next challenge.👼
Love and kisses

Thank you A:  I am fasting and praying for you all today, may God’s will be done!

Thanks D: We will be with you throughout the day. What a beautiful day to fix Charlie’s ❤ with Jesus inside.

Thanks B:  Yes indeed! So glad Paul is there with you. And all of us in prayer. Don’t know of another lil buddy like Charlie who has received so many prayers. Again may Gods will and perfect comfort be with you all

Thanks J:  We continue in prayer for Charlie today. We are praying for a successful surgery and a stronger Charlie! And that the surgeons would see Jesus!!
We are praying for your family that all of you would be comforted by the peace of Christ which surpasses all understanding.

Thanks C: Memories. 😢 Please know that I am praying and will continue throughout the day.
I found great comfort in the word as you do. This morning Psalm 139 came to mind. Perhaps you will find comfort in it as well.

Thanks B:May the God of all comforts keep your mind and hearts in Christ Jesus. He is able to deliver thee!

Thanks B:  We’re praying for Charlie, and for his parents, brothers, and sisters. May the Lord work an amazing healing and testimony through this trial!

Thanks P:  We are lifting up little Charlie today and know that underneath Him are the everlasting arms of His loving Father.

Thanks B:  We will definitely be praying for our dear and precious little brother Charlie, his doctors, nurses, you and your family, and the specific prayer requests that you mentioned. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

Thanks M: We will fervently pray before, during, and after his surgery today! I’m sorry none of our family has been able to make it up to the hospital to see and meet your precious little warrior; please know that Charlie, you, and your family are constantly in our prayers. Trusting in our Great Physician!

Thanks B:

Standing in prayer with you today, sweet friend!

These verses were an encouragement to me this morning, may they strengthen your faith as well!

“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭46:1-7, 10-11‬ ‭

I love you!!!

Thanks E:  Amen! His mercy endures FOREVER! Lifting up our precious little warrior!

Thanks S:  Surgery time is near. God bless you little warrior!! Prayers cover you from head to toe and throughout the surgery suite. Heavenly hosts be present. In the mighty Name of Jesus I pray, Amen

Thanks J:  Oh special mama, family, and Charlie, Today we will be thinking about all of you and praying for you all day long. We love all of you and we love you little Charlie. I can’t wait to see that beautiful face and hear that beautiful heart beating strong, healthy and normal. Your family has been so amazing through all of this! Charlie could not be more blessed! We love you guys so so so much!!! We will be excited to hear from you!!!!!!

Thanks B: An honor to be able to pray for Charlie. Can’t wait to meet him.

Thanks A:

I am fillled w/ emotion around all of this. Seems like Charlie has lived a lifetime of opposition in his short beginning. The beauty about today is that he awoke to his new mercies, without fear, & embraced His Father’s hand to journey another day. I see the manifold power of covenant love so profoundly in Charlie’s life. He trusts & has no sleeplessness or worry about today. It’s a moment to moment discovery of the abundant life instead of frivolous fret or dread over what ifs. Today, Charlie inspires me to walk free & to embrace an unfailing love, a bond woven & spun in an eternal realm, which unfolds the path of life that pleases the King of Victory. Ps 25:3-5 For how could anyone be disgraced when they’ve entwined their hearts with you? But they will all be defeated and shamed when they harm the innocent. Lord, direct me throughout my journey, so I can experience your plans for my life. Reveal the life paths that are pleasing to you. Escort me along the way, take me by the hand and teach me, for you are the God of my increasing salvation, I have wrapped my heart into yours!

We did FaceTime with the children at home this morning.  They  sang “Jesus Loves You” to Charlie as he rested up for surgery.  It filled the love tanks for all…especially mama.


Thanks for walking alongside us…


2 thoughts on “And he is off…!

  1. Wow what an exciting day! Its our priviledge and honor to walk with you on this journey although we can’t imagine what it is like for you. To see your courage and faith and lil Charlies sweet lil face. God Bless you and thanks for sharing your journey. Many prayers


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