Monday, August 25, 2008

A Song To My Heart

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

After my car accident, I tried to learn something from the experience. I walked away with many lessons but the biggest thing I learned was Gratitude.

Becoming a Heart Mother was a totally different experience but, again, I tried very hard to try and learn something valuable.

When Shane and I were faced with decisions regarding Noah's care and then having to decide where to send him to wait for his new heart, we felt like we were making decisions we couldn't make alone. Our son's life depended on these decisions and we would have to live with the outcome. That's a VERY big responsibility to carry.

Shane and I knew we couldn't make these decisions alone.

We went and found an empty conference room and along with my Dad and a very good family friend we knelt down together and asked our Heavenly Father to help Shane and I make the VERY important decision on where Noah needed to go. After we sought the inspiration from the Lord, Shane and I went and found a private and quiet area and started working through it.

Earlier in the day we had, for the most part, decided that Loma Linda was the place to go. But as we sat there talking it through, we could not shake the feeling that Denver was were he belonged. We asked, we got our answer, and the only thing left was to follow through. We sent Noah to Denver.

12 days later Noah got his new heart.

I know, without a doubt, that when I ask the Lord for guidance in the decisions I make, the things I do, the challenges I am faced with, He will be there.

When I ask my Heavenly Father to help me, I know He will. I take great comfort in knowing that as long as I am trying my best and asking my God to walk with me, He will show me the path.

This is a duplicate post from my personal blog Memoirs of a Mommy. But due to the subject matter, I felt it worth enough to share on Noah's Adventure as well. If you are a reader of both, forgive me for the repeat.


  1. Crystal, you truly inspire me! Truly!

  2. Make your decisions about Noah with all the information you can find and with lots of prayer. But once the decision is made, never second guess yourself. NEVER. You'll spend the rest of your life playing "What if..?"

    I had to be taken from South Carolina to Johns Hopkins Hospital for emergency surgery when I was five months old, right in the middle of the biggest blizzard the East Coast had seen in some time. The traveling got difficult (I-95 didn't exist in those days) and Daddy seriously thought about putting momma and me on a train and continuing on as best he could. He finally decided to keep us all together, and we made it to Baltimore just in time. The Cardiologist said that I had hours to live) He read later that the snow was so bad that all the trains had been shut down, and momma and I would have never made it.

    I know he's gone down the "What if..? path -- don't put yourself through that mental wringer.


  3. I love this post. It is so true. I am so thankful for a loving Father in Heaven that loves us and guides us.
    Prayer has made all the difference in helping Jacob through surviving his open heart surgery and recovery!

    hugs & prayers,
    momma to Jacob (TGA)

  4. SteveC You are exactly right. My dad gave me that same advice. Pray for inspiration, make your decision and then NEVER question it.

    This type of situation could drive a person mad if we spent all our time second guessing our decisions.

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments!


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