Thursday, October 18, 2012

Asking for prayer


I don't ask for prayer very often. I usually like to keep worries to myself, but as a crucial date approaches I can not help but become filled with worry and wonder. 

In September, a day before my youngest 1st Birthday she had a doctors check up. Normal shots and normal questions, but I mentioned to the doctor how focused she is and how she doesn't answer when we call her name. He began to test her hearing and shared with me that he was indeed worried about whether she could hear. Her ears look normal on the outside, but no banging or clapping or screaming her name can get her to turn around. 

Ever since that appointment we have not been able to get her to turn our way unless it's the occasional super loud clapping or sometimes saying "Bababa", but even then it's not certain that she heard it but more over was looking around....

Her hearing appointment I could not get booked until the 23d of October at 10am and me and her father have been anxiously waiting and praying. 

Praying and then worrying and then in reverse. 
Day in day out. 
I try to forget about it, but when every day she does not...
I worry more. 

If you fellow readers, friends, family and bloggers could pray for her and this up and coming appointment, we would deeply appreciate it. 

Even if it does turn out that she is deaf or hard of hearing it just means I will love her more and begin a new journey and increase my sign language vocabulary that much more. 
It means difficulty and challenges but also that overcoming them will mean so much more to us.

I am not in fear of what could be, but only carry fear of the unknown in my heart. 

She is my little "sauce" as she has been nicknamed since birth. 

The apple of my eye. 
Her character is addicting to know and her smile melts my heart. 
If you know her, I am sure you know what I am talking about. 

Meanwhile, if you could all pray for her hearing and that parental worries subside. 

Thank you all my lovely readers.


  1. will keep your sweetie in my prayers!

    praying for your peace as well

    <3 paula

  2. Mandi, I will most definitely pray for your precious little girl. My little brother had to have his adnoids removed when he was around 1yr old. It affected his hearing because they were so swollen. Maybe it will be very minor like that. Either way- prayers!

    1. Thank you so much for your prayers and for a bit of releif. I told my hubby about the adnoids thing and he was like, Oh my, I hope that its something like that.

  3. "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." - III John 2

  4. I will keep everything in my prayers!!

  5. Mandi, I have been praying and will continue to do so. Can't wait to see you all on Saturday. We love you all.

  6. Definitely praying for her, and for you too. Isaiah just had to have an ABR hearing screen because he failed his pediatrician's test (when I say "just," I mean I just got home from the appointment). The tests they give are not scary - for mom or baby. Still, I understand the concern you have for your child's well-being. You just want them to be ok.

    If it brings you any consolation, know that you'll have a fellow worrying mommy in spirit on the 23rd. That is the morning Isaiah has to get an angiogram/heart catheter to measure his pulmonary branches before they do his first open heart surgery. So if you could say some prayers for him, I'd appreciate it. :) Thanks for sharing your heart.

    1. Oh wow! I am so so sorry about what you and your family are "pushing through". I will be praying for you all especially your little man.

      the 23rd will be a huge day of prayer for me, and I will keep your family in them as well! Thank you for the support too. :)

  7. Oh Mandi how awful to have to wait so long for an answer! I would start learning baby signs anyway, I used them on my boys & they were so helpful. Even if her hearing is fine, they will come in handy. :) And it will give you something to occupy your energies instead of worrying (easier said than done, I'm sure).

    BIG HUGS!!!

  8. Oh course I will be praying over you and your family! My thoughts are with you sweetie! XOXO

  9. Praying for your little girl!! I hope you get some good information and answers at your appointment!! xoxoxo

    1. thank you so so much! We need all the prayers we can get right now.