What a fantastic day! We saw two answered prayers in less than 12 hours; I don't think my heart can take the overwhelming joy / relief / gratitude....
First, we got the results of Joshua's cystic fibrosis screening. He does not have CF (which was a very real and scary possibility). That in itself is an answer to prayer, but it gets better. Joshua is not a carrier for either of the gene mutations that Caleb has. That means that he will not have to worry about passing a CF gene on to any of his children. That peace of mind is a gift that just keeps on giving!
Second, we had Joshua's follow-up ENT appointment today. If you remember, he showed a significant improvement at his last visit and we have been anxious to see if the improvement was stable. His hearing test today was the same as three months ago; the improvement remains. He still has a moderate to moderate-severe hearing loss in his left ear, but that is far better than the profound (total) hearing loss he was showing in earlier tests (at high pitches). The doctor said that Joshua's improvement "confuses" him because they do not usually see this kind improvement that remains stable. The audiologist said she doesn't have an explanation for the improvement. I think it is safe to accurately classify this situation as miraculous. And I am happy to give credit where credit is due.
We are on our knees daily praying for God's healing hand on our children. He is the Great Physician, the Creator, the Almighty, the Alpha and the Omega. He is Holy God and yet he promises to provide for our needs. We are his beloved creation. So why should I be surprised that Joshua's hearing has improved? I have asked God over and over for his hand of healing on my child, and he has answered my prayers.
Days like this remind me that, with God, anything is possible. I am so excited to see what he has in store for us in the future. Where does our help come from? It come from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121: 1&2) What an awesome promise!