Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A New Morning

View from Sawyer’s room.

Sawyer's pain has subsided this morning. He had three holes poked completely through his abdomen yesterday. One of which will be permanent until transplant. Yet, he has had no pain medication this morning. This little guy is a rock!

Sawyer is still not talking much. He gets agitated easily. He keeps the volume on the TV inaudibly low and shuns all noise. I don’t blame him. He’s been through it.

I know he is trying to process all of this and it is creating anxiety. Fear of the unknown is the worse for anyone, but especially for a four year old who cannot understand all of the components (more unknown).

My boy is down right now. However, we are going to love him through this thing. I have been praying this verse over him…

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zeph 3:17

I pray Jesus will quiet Sawyer’s heart with His love.

I feel like we turned a corner here yesterday. It got really bad one last time (not going there right now) and then a little light broke through the dark cloud that has been hovering over us for a week. We are so grateful.

There are amazing people out there giving us a lot of encouragement. Although we cannot accept visitors right now, we know you are there. Love you and thank you!


Raquel said...

Isaiah 26:12

Amplified Bible (AMP)

12Lord, You will ordain peace (God's favor and blessings, both temporal and spiritual) for us, for You have also wrought in us and for us all our works.

Kerith Mangum said...

Toby and Karen,
Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers all week, though I can only imagine what you are experiencing first hand. What I do know is that God's grace is sufficient for you, and with His tender, loving guidance you will get through this time. His power is made PERFECT in our weaknesses...therefore we embrace even the hardships, that He may be glorified in ALL things.
Believing for complete healing for your sweet Sawyer~
Kerith Mangum
(Karen's "new" co-op friend)

George and Kim Speller said...

Praying for your family daily.

louantha said...

Along with individuals and churches throughout Hampton Roads and beyond, our family has been praying for sweet Sawyer and all the DeBause's. May God's love and grace continue to surround you and give you peace.

Anonymous said...

Praying for Sawyer's healing and your family to have total comfort.