A day or two before we loaded our moving van and left Tennessee, I met Norman and Angela's family at a park near our homes. They have three beautiful children: Troy, Savannah, and Declan, and an amazing story.
From Angela: We didn't know what to name Declan but when we came upon his name, it just sounded perfect. One of the meanings is "man of prayer" and little did we know how pertinent it would be.
At five days old, Declan was diagnosed with PFO and VSD. At 26 days old, he was diagnosed with infant heart failure. Focus was merely to keep him alive till he was old enough and big enough to have heart surgery. Just before the surgery, he came down with Paraflu, necessitating a delay in the surgery. This was when I met up with their family, as they were waiting for the surgery.
And now, not quite three months since his surgery, Declan is thriving. He has gained three pounds. He is off all of his (many and frequent) medications. He won't need any further surgeries.
Declan has been bathed in his family's prayers. So many miracles happened along the way that proved God's love and faithfulness to frail humanity. To say that their family has grown in their faith of their Creator God during this time would be an understatement.
Yet again, praising God for this little "man of prayer" and his faithful family.
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Angela is sharing her family's blog here. She welcomes you to follow their experience of life.