Tuesday, January 8, 2008

FAST on Wednesday for the Avery family...

Wednesday has been our day to fast for Julian the past few weeks and he has been a little trooper - holding on when even the doctors and nurses felt he would not make it one more day.
Mimi has written an amazing post on Julian's Care Pages tonight that I would feel guilty not sharing with all of you. She pleads with those who know Juju's story not to be angry with God.
She is an AMAZING woman. I hope Oprah gets her hands on this sweet soul!
Today, I hope you will fast for the WHOLE AVERY FAMILY. They need strength, peace and prayer. Let them feel your love by what you sacrifice today. God Bless!
(please remember that fasting can be dangerous to those with certain health problems. Use your best judgement and fast only what is safe for you.)
From Mimi:

"So ,how did we get here? Here it is January 8th 2008 (wow 2008??) , our family of 6 humans, 1 cat, 2 dogs, 3 lizards and a bunny is about to be amputated of one of its main limbs.

The rest of the body won't ever work the same. Unlike the lizards and their tails, we all know it WILL NOT grow back. The wound itself will heal but something will always be missing. The body will have to find a new balance, and for sure lean on something for support... A friend? or two? try thousands!!! For sure we will need a rock. This rock , I have personally grown to rely on more and more along this journey.

Long ago, I believed rocks were just an annoyance on a soccer field, they made you trip, you skinned and bruised your knees on them, and they could send you to the hospital if you got one thrown at you! Just a matter of perspective. Then this Psalm just keeps floating in my head since Chris brought it up in Sunday school...

"Find rest, O my soul in God alone, my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. My salvation and my honour depend on God, He is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in Him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge"Ps 62:5-8

God is my rock...What a concept... Strong, unshakable,unbreakable, what an amazing support to lean on when you are the most broken! HE can be strong and unshakable for me, and caring, loving and gentle for Julian. Who else can bring you such peace and comfort? For those who have been following Julian, I hope that if anything, you turned to HIM for support or even it made your faith stronger than ever.

I am afraid that with Julian not being healed on this earth, it will bring anger to some hearts and God will be blamed. God, the one who let me have 4 beautiful boys, the One who gave Julian such a beautiful and amazing soul, God, who gave me the strength, patience and wisdom to get thru every single day of this journey so I could care for Julian, his brothers and still be able to share my little king with you all...

So thank God for our little King, thank God for what he has taught us and is still teaching us daily (that you dont have to be big to be brave), thank God for His will to share this little guy with us...I know I thank God for Julian and for his brothers...

Good night... Mimi"

7 comments:

Saša G. said...

I am in:) Anything, and I mean that literally, for precious KinG!
It's already Wednesday in Europe and not one bite of food for me today!
You are a beautiful friend to Mimi and her family, Michelle thank You:)
Saša

nomi said...

I always wonder if I would be able to be so strong if it was me going through the same thing. Then I thank God that my own children are healthy and that I am so very blessed in my life. Not only am I blessed because of what I have, but I'm blessed by what others teach me. Mimi's words will forever be burned into my memory, and I'm sure that some day, down the road, I'll pull those words back and lean on them. So please thank Mimi next time you speak with her, for sharing, and for loving all of us enough to take the time to write them. She is definately giving to the Lord, and is a wonderful example of what we are all supposed to be.

Tracy said...

That was so beautifully written by Mimi! And for her to be reassuring us makes me truly believe that she must be an amazing person!

Too Little Time said...

Thank you - K

Karla said...

Thanks for the fasting reminder. I got it just in time.
I agree with all the comments on how special Mimi is.
We are all better for knowing their story - thanks.
KR

nickernoodle said...

How do you get to his blog? I have seen his picture on your sidebar and am not sure what his mom's blog address is. Can you leave me a message on my blog with the address? Thanks!

Jennifer

nickernoodle said...

I did visit his page and had to fight back the tears. He is about the same age as my little boy and here I have been complaining about the few dr. visits we have had and this mother is fighting for her son's life. I thank God that so far my children are relatively healthy and I can't wait to give them both a hug when I get home. If you haven't already done so, you should check out the blog of a good friend of mine who lost her baby last Jan. and never could diagnose what was wrong with him. I have the link on the sidebar of my blog under Noah Steven. She is an amazing woman and I should tell her about Julian. I will e-mail her now with the website if that's okay!