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Thursday, November 5, 2009

A Different Dream for My Child

It's been an incredibly draining 6 month roller coaster ride. We have been in the hospital 3 times now, and may be looking at a fourth time as sweet Rebekah seems to be getting sick again. I am not sure I am ready for this again.

I was in a Christian bookstore today with my friend Mindy looking for a Bible study to do. I came across a book called A Different Dream for My Child (Meditations for parents of critically or chronically ill children). I haven't even read the first chapter but browsed to the chapter prayer which caught my attention in the bookstore:
"Dear God, my heart is breaking for my child today. My spirit is crished by fear of what lies ahead. I can't find words to pray, Father, so please pray for me. Be near to my child and be near to me today as your word promises."
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18 (NASB)
This is a book I think all of my T-18 Mommy friends need to get too. Also, please visit the author's website for more information, books, and resources! Jolene Philo is a wonderful Christian author!


  1. Dear Susan,

    Thanks so much for mentioning "A Different Dream" on your blog! And I'll be praying for you and Rebekah as you seek God's dream for her life!

  2. Dear Susan,

    Me again - I though the information about would show up, but it didn't. Parents can find more resources there, too.

  3. Hi Susan- It's hard when our little ones are sick. My youngest has a chromosome deletion. I am about 2/3 of the way through this book and it's a great book. I hope you can find a few minutes to read it.