Wednesday, August 22, 2012

He is our Help

There are many times when I want so badly for her to speak our language so we can hear what she thinks and how she feels and what makes her laugh herself giddy for no apparent reason.   I want to hear her sing the songs I  know she must know having heard all her life sung around her.  I want to hear her call Seth's name, the only one she has no sound for in our family. I want to hear her ask for her morning cup of orange juice and for the coveted bowl of pudding for dessert.  I never thought I would be longing for one of my children to be chattering away in my ear but I do long for and pray for Kate's mouth and tongue to find the right places to allow her to speak to us and to join the conversation and make some of her own.  
Will you continue to pray alongside me?  It is a gift for me to know the encouragement of others who understand that some things take time, much more time than we often want to wait for, but that God is indeed faithful. He has always been gracious to us in our prayers for Kate and I trust this answer is no different, but His timing is what we wait for and trust in.  

We wait in hope for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.
~Psalm 33:20-22


  1. sandy neumann4:28 PM

    Heather and Shane,
    Beautiful blog about Katie, I'm sure she brings you much joy, but I'm sure too, that you long to hear those words and names from Katie herself.
    We will continue to pray for all of you.
    love sandy neumann

  2. YES.

    I will pray.

    I ask that You would open little Kate's mouth and bring forth speech. You are mighty and You are able. I pray that You would touch her tongue and allow her words to come; that you would bless this sweet girl (and her family) with the ability to verbalize her thoughts and communicate.
    Thank you, Lord.

    (I'll keep praying, too, Heather!)
    Blessings to all of you.


  3. Mrs. Neumann,
    Thank you so much for praying for Kate and for encouraging me so. Love to you!

    Oh how kind you are to care for our Kate and to pray with such care and thoughtfulness. I am very touched by those lines of prayer. I have read them over several times already and expect to come back to them as I pray and wait. Thank you dear friend!


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