Friday, March 26, 2010

You Prayed

YOU prayed.


Are you reading this? YOU...

You're a mom like me, you just wanted to check in to see if we had an update on Kevin. You've got dirty dishes, dirty laundry, a million things to do...but you just popped in because you've been praying for our Kevin.

Maybe you're an adoptive mom, and you have come alongside us as we face "what ifs". The what ifs that can scare the panties off any mom of special needs children.

You're a daddy who works with Rob, you love Rob and so you love Kevin and have been praying for him.

You're a loving grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, a cousin...your heart has been burdened for your grandson, your nephew, your cousin.

Maybe we've never met, but through others you asked to follow our journey, and you are checking in right this very minute to see if we have any news on our new son.

You're our neighbor, our best friend, our sister or brother in're our village.

And you prayed.

And He answered. OH! How He answered!

At 5:00 today our cardiologist called us. He didn't want us to have to wait through another weekend of wondering.He said, and I quote:

"There is definitely HOPE."


In a few weeks they will place a shunt connecting Kevin's aorta and pulmonary artery, hopefully reducing his lung pressures and his lung resistance. In six or so months they will do another heart cath, and if his pressures and resistance are low, then they will do the "Glenn" surgery to redirect his blood flow!


A shunt has never before been mentioned to us. We had prayed that the Lord would bring something "new" to the doctors in their meeting. New insight, new procedures, new SOMETHING. A shunt is new to us.

Revelation 21:5 "Behold, I make all things new"
Praise you, Jesus!
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Symasek Family Circus said...

How amazing is our precious Lord!! Whoo hoo!! I am so grateful for this wonderful piece of news - I will share it with the kiddos, and we will all continue praying. New things shown to us by the Lord are some of the most wonderful things! Praise Him! And hugs to you guys for your continued faith and obedience!

The View From Here said...

Praise God !!! I have been checking in for an update like this and praying for a miracle for Kevin. God is good !


I have to say that when Laine shared this with me late this afternoon as I was driving home, I melted into a puddle... could hardly see the road. As the Lord spoke to my soul and re-affirmed my faith by sweetly saying... "I'm in control, rest in me", I felt immeasurable gratitude towards my Rock and my Redeemer. Man I love Him!!!

Hope for Lucy said...

Praise God for this awesome news. Yes....WE all prayed, as I prayed again last night right in the middle of the Cast/Crown concert and we found out that Mark Hall received their travel approval on a little girl in China and they are calling her "HOPE". Only God!
Love you guys!

southern cheesehead said...

PRAISE GOD!!! PRAISE GOD!!! PRAISE GOD!!!! Oh my goodness...I can't even say anything else but that...that's really all that needs to be said I guess though! I'm so very excited and see things so many times through earthly eyes, BUT GOD!!!!! I'm also so convicted by this which is God's kindness leading me to repentence as I belly-ached about my stupid house not selling today - forgive me, God and help our unbelief. PRAISE GOD!!!! I just had to say it again

Mike and Barb said...

Oh, Laine and Rob, this is so AWESOME!!!!I'm so incredibly happy for you and so thankful that God is revealing a plan to you that is "new" - love that!
The Lord loves your little sunshine-Kevin so much, and I just have to believe that his little life will bring much glory to his creator!
Hey, by the way, I have a sweet little announcement on our blog :-))
Love, Barb

Anonymous said...

Praise our Lord!
What a cute little angel you have. I just want to thank you for sharing the good news with me and I will continue to pray for him and for all of you. I also have a lot of people here in California praying.
God bless you all.


Greg and Steph said...

Thank You, Jesus!!! Hannah Grace has been checking on Kevin daily! We are believing that this will work beautifully! We are going to continue to pray!
Thank you for this amazing update!
God is good!

smallseven said...

Praise you Father! Laine, this is exactly what I've been praying for! We'll keep those prayers coming that this procedure would be successful as well as the surgery down the road.
This SO encourages my heart right now, and Rob, GOd is saying the exact same thing to me right now. "I'm in control, rest in me."

Alycia said...

Thank you Jesus!!! We are just thrilled that there is HOPE! We will continue to pray for this precious little guy. Please let us know the next time you're down this way. We'd love to meet him!
Got our I 800 today and look to travel for Adahlyn in May! Woohooo!

Love you all!
Alycia, John and Sophia

Anonymous said...

That is AWESOME!!! I'm so happy for you! Will continue to pray that everything goes well.

Amy said...

Praise the Lord!! I have been praying for wisdom for the doctors! Wisdom-oh thank you Lord!!! Hugs to you all! The Hatchers

mommyofmany said...

Praising the Lord with you!!! We've been praying for a miracle, that God would give the doctors some new insight. (I wish you could just hear our little Sarah when she prayers for Kevin.) Thank you, Lord, for answered prayers!

Julie said...

How amazing is our GOD!!!!! In our earthly bodies we worry, we doubt, we question, but in our GOD we have new life, HOPE and most definitely something NEW! How awesome is this news at this Easter time that Kevin will have new life through these surgeries. HOPE, FAITH & FERVENT PRAYER..... these are the keys to Knowing our GOD is in control. PRAISE GOD!!!

Our Journey to China said...

As I write this I have those only 'Godly goosebumps!' Praise God!! We have been praying and praying and checking and checking for updates. We love your whole family dearly and we are beside you praying!! Thank you God for new insight and new hope through your precious Son!! Love, the Boyd Family

Desiree' said...

What amazing news!! God is soooo good!

ethel said...

How Great is OUR GOD!!!!!!!!!!! What wonderful news. Praise you and your family for your faithfullness. HE will never let us down. Thanks for the yummy cookies (and yes I did share) and the visit yesterday. I loved seeing ALL my babies. The pups were sure worn out last night. LOL. Your friendship means so much to me.

Love you


The Byrd's Nest said...

I KNEW IT!!! I KNEW IT!!!! I knew He had a plan...I just felt it each and every time I prayed for you...oh how I love Him and oh how I love you my friend.

Unknown said...

Awesome, and we will continue to pray!

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! I have been praying for something new like you requested; isn't God is so good and faithful!?! New mercies everyday!

MamaHen said...

Oh Laine, I have chillbumps and tears in my eyes. What a wonderful word - Hope.

Connie J said...

Laine, I just can't shake the tears over God's goodness! He truly is THE PHYSICIAN, the Author of Hope and All we need.
We are rejoicing with you.
Ummm, how near are you to LL and UAB? We're going to be there May 3! (driving the 2nd and 4th)
Love you!!!

Vikki Rodgers said...

That's fantastic news, Laine!

Karen said...

Praise God!! What wonderful news.

Kristi said...

Laine (and family),

I am crying as I read this! Oh thank you Lord for showing up in this precious family's life right now in such a big way!
Oh, know that I'm ready to jump up and down and shout for joy ~ but the rest of the family is sleeping, so I'll save it till the morning! Just had to check in before bed tonight.
Love you guys!

Waitingfaithfully said...

Another busy mom popping in . . . up too late bloggin' . . . then getting dishes done that should have come before the blogging . . . checking laundry . . . getting ready to shut down the computer . . . then I think of sweet Kevin . . . sweet, sweet Kevin . . .

And I find . . . . . . HOPE!!!!!!

Thank you Jesus! Thank you, thank you, Jesus!

Another busy mom . . .rejoicing in your news . . .
headed for bed with a smile on my face, and praise in my heart!

Love you guys!


Tracy McWhorter said...

Oh, praises to God!!!!!! I've been out of town, and I just checked the blog!! Such GREAT news!

Love and Hugs,
The McWhorters

Stefanie said...

Oh, praise the LORD!

HOPE... what an incredibly beautiful word to hear!!!

This household will keep ON prayin' for that beautiful boy of yours :)

All the glory is and will be GOD'S in this beautiful story!!!

DiJo said...



Love from MN and great big hugs too!!!!!

Ashley said...

Praise GOD!!!! We are seeing a miracle and it is not going to stop in Kevin's life! Praises - WOW!!! I know his plans for Kevin are larger than we can imagine. We will not stop pressing in on behalf of Kevin.

The Princess's Mommy said...

Tears of Joy for you my sweet friend. What a wonderful way to start my Monday! Praise the Lord!!!! Oh I wish I could just give you a big ol' hug!!

Hope is a beautiful thing!

Love you all!

MJ said...

Yes, checking in on Kevin, and PRAISING THE LORD for his goodness with you!!! There is HOPE...there's always hope with the Lord. Always!!!

Um, so how did you know I had a pile of dirty laundry and dishes?! =0)

Emily Miller said...

I love reading this! I loved hearing from it even more and getting to see the excitement on your face as I could see hope well in your eyes. I would also like to remind you that VBS is FREE!

Aimee said...


What a beautiful word!!!


CK said...

Oh, oh, oh Ferrill Family!!!-PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW-how you have all been in my thoughts and prayers-thank you Jesus for hope!

Tina said...

Oh thank you Jesus!!! I have been praying for precious Kevin and for you all!

TanyaLea said...

oh Laine...PRAISE GOD for His unfailing love and faithfulness! Yes, he has heard our prayers and He has answered you! God is GOOD!! What wonderful news to find here today. I had tears building up as I made my way through your post... TEARS of JOY!! He is a REWARDER of those who diligently seek Him, and He will NEVER leave you or forsake you! PTL from whom all blessings flow! <><

Love and Hugs,

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a future" -- Jeremiah 29:11

Steve and Jan said...

Laine and Rob,

This is such great news!

We will continue to pray for Kevin (and all of you).

Love you guys!

Dollar General said...

Laine! I'm praising the LORD!! Thanks for sharing your story - Allowing us to be a part of it and the Lord showing us that PRAYER is ultimately the BEST thing someone can do! REJOICING!! I love that it felt so weird to pray against what the "DR. ORDERED" (and faith only being like a mustard seed at that point) and then Lord shows us who the REAL physician is (and faith is grown into something HUGE)! My heart is bursting with JOY! Praise be to God! Our HEALER!

Janell Lucas said...

I love this! I have been checking in regularly to check on Kevin and you guys. We have all known Kevin is a fighter and that God has big plans for him. I can't wait to see them unfold!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Praise God, and Sweet Jesus! We will keep you all in our prayers. Love you all!

The Collier Bunch said...

Praise God, what an answer to prayer.

Maria had a Glenn procedure in China and has done remarkably well.

We will continue to pray daily for Kevin and your entire family. We pray that the pressures come down and the procedures can be completed.

God is good.

living4him5 said...


HOPE, I LOVE that word!!

Praying, praying, praying!!

Love and hugs,