Friday, May 13, 2011

Sweet Babies

Sweet Meg introduced me to the concept of DEAP (Drop Everything and Pray) more than two years ago. Yesterday I was definitely compelled to Go DEAP. Leigh Anne and Matt Mahone are an exceptional couple that we know through Sunday School (and BSF and Men's Prayer Group and MOPS). They are very involved in the church which is impressive considering their children are 6, 4, 2 and 5 months!

I'm a little in awe of Leigh Anne (who was one of the first people to bring me a meal when Abby was born despite the fact that she had a two month old who was still waking up once or twice a night and three other kids who were having a time of the cold and flu season), but she would be embarrassed if she knew that. And Jory secretly worships Matt a little bit since he played football for Texas A&M, but Matt would be embarrassed if he knew that.

Anyway, this is just a wonderful godly couple that we care about who have four beautiful children. Their oldest, Maylee, has been sick for a couple of weeks and they have dragged her from doctor to doctor to emergency room to nurse trying to get a diagnosis. Thankfully they didn't give up because when she was diagnosed with Bacterial Meningitis she was taken by ambulance from the doctor's office to Cook Children's in Fort Worth. We received an e-mail yesterday that she was having emergency brain surgery. She came through that very well, but is still in PICU and will be in the hospital a minimum of six weeks with antibiotics being given by IV. Can you imagine???

When I received the e-mail that Maylee was being taken into BRAIN SURGERY I immediately decided to Go DEAP and I grabbed my son's hands and told him that we had to pray for Maylee Mahone. He immediately bowed his head and closed his eyes and he remained still and silent as I prayed for this sweet girl. And in that moment, holding my boy's precious hands, I cried. I am so thankful for these precious, healthy, loving babies. It is humbling and convicting to put the things that I worry about and get upset about up against our friends waiting while doctors open their child's head. We will continue to pray for the Mahones and will continue to thank God for the blessings in our lives.

1 comment:

Spicy Magnolia said...

I loved this, Sara. Thank you for sharing. I am so glad that little girl is going to be ok! And I love the times when I can stop and pray with Brennan. We do have so much to be thankful for. Bless you, friend.