Monday, 10 November 2008

Monday Night

Well, it is Kim's turn to be at the hospital tonight, so I (Jason) will try to do my best to update the blog again. Liam and I had a great night last night. we has a lot of fun and when it was time to actually sleep Liam did well there too. Aside from a few washroom trips he managed to get some much needed rest. This morning also started off well, but he was sick to his stomach and then was not much in the mood for eating the rest of the day. He did have a little to eat toward the end of the day but was again sick just before I left tonight. He gets a bit discouraged after being sick so we pray he does not get too down. He has not had much to eat this week and with the surgery approaching quickly we are praying that he can eat well tomorrow, get his strength up and be feeling positive.
I know that Kim has been sharing lessons she has learned and so I thought I would share some neat moments we shared with Liam today. There was a moment when it was just the three of us, and Liam asked if I could read 2 Corinthians 3. I was a bit surprised, but I got my bible and read "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort." Kim and I realized that this was one of the scriptures that Kim had hung on the wall of the hospital room. We were not sure that Liam had really noticed, but apparently he has been reading them and finding comfort from God's word. Similarly, I had taken a moment to read the story from Mark 8 (that I had referred to in a previous post) in which Jesus heals a blind man, but does so in two steps. I have found comfort in that story over the last few days and thought that it might comfort Liam as well. After I read it to him, I was not sure he had really heard me or found it all that comforting. He had been tired and I wasn't sure whether he was able to pay that close attention. Later in the evening, however, my parents were visiting and when the topic of his surgery came up Liam stopped and asked that I share about the story where Jesus healed a man in two steps. I asked Him to tell us about it and he continued to recount the story of when a blind man was brought to Jesus. Jesus spit on his eyes and asked the man what he saw. The man said he saw people but they looked like trees. Jesus again touched the man's eyes and his sight was restored. Liam had listened the story, taken it to heart and indeed had found comfort in God's word. I was reminded of the thought found in Isaiah 55:11 that when God's word goes out it does not return empty but accomplished what He desires. We can share God's word with our children, and trust that despite what the initial reaction or appearance might be, that it can and does make a great difference. God's Word truly is amazing!
As I have been writing, I received a call from Kim and Liam. Liam is a bit discouraged as they have decided to reconnect his IV in order to get his fluids back up and deliver some steroids to control swelling. It is probably best for his body but it is not as comfortable for him and it means that he has to wheel the IV pole around with him everywhere. Please pray that he will not feel down, and that his body will be strengthened.


  1. Please send Liam our love. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and you guys daily - and several times a day. I keep meaning to get up but we don't want to bring Noah to the hospital since he is so little and his immune system isn't so strong yet. I was going to come tonight but Matt and I both woke up feeling sick and don't want to chance passing anything on to Liam before or after surgery as he has enough to deal with. So for now if you could give him and yourselves giant hugs for us it would be greatly appreciated. We love you guys!!!!


  2. Good morning Liam!

    Well, I figure you must be tired of being in the hospital, having IV's, not being able to hold food down, being poked, looked at and waiting for the next surgery. You know what buddy, I really would take your place if I could (well maybe not the "barfing" part haha
    So.. I want you to know that right now at 10:28 a.m. I am praying that your tummy would settle down and you would have a most AWESOME day. Hang on to the scriptures on your wall, close your eyes and imagine Jesus wrapping his arms around you and smiling at you. Do you know that there have been times when I felt so down that I just didn't want to do anything. I remember your dad telling me that even when I didn't "feel like it" that I should pray and hang tight to what I know God's word says. It is especially in times when we feel down or discouraged that we must hang on to God's promises. I read this morning in Psalms 5:3 "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly". I have prayed that for you this morning.

    Sometimes the waiting for what we pray for can seem long but He does hear our prayers and He does answer them (sometimes not exactly as we think He should, but have patience that He answers them in the way that He knows we need them answered).

    I love you and will be there praying for you tomorrow morning....

    Cheri & Gerald

  3. Please say Good Afternoon to Liam for me,
    I am starting my daily 1:30 prayers to you and was checking on your status. I often wake up in the night and say a quick prayer for you. This morning I woke up with a migraine and nauseousness and immediately thought of you. Praying that you feel better soon.

  4. Today's prayer:
    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Remembrance Day is always such a depressing day, please lift our our spirits. We know that pain and suffering are temporary and You walk with us during those times longing for the days that You will walk with us in celebration as well. Lord as adults and parents it is hard for us to see a little one in distress and we know You as "Our Father who art in heaven" also desire to see Liam healthy and well once again. We pray that this ordeal will pass quickly. We pray for Liam's complete healing and restoration. We pray for the day that Liam will once again run and play and feel Joy in life as only a child can. We pray again for your peace to envelope Liam, his family, his friends & his health professionals. May those who meet Liam be aware of Your presence around him. Lord I thank you for all you have done and are going to do in Liam's life. In Jesus' name, Amen