Posted by: karenparmer | January 16, 2009

Musings on our miracle

Just want to start off by saying thank you so much for all the prayers and support for me and my family during the last months.  A quick update-Dan and I “roadtripped” to Nashville yesterday (Vanderbilt) to see a wonderful doctor.  He came highly recommended to us and I know why.  Anyway, the short of it is this-He doesn’t think the tumor is growing.  VERY GOOD.  Getting it out has risks involved.  NOT AS GOOD  Decisions, decisions.  I have several options: 1- Leave it alone, and watch it, 2-do a biopsy (a  very slight chance its the c word), 3-or have it removed and risk some complications.  Right now I just don’t know what I want to do.  Its a bothersome little bugger but I can live with it…..or I can choose to live without it!  Once again, I am in God’s hands and He hasn’t dropped me yet!!!  I am praying for His guidance about the decision making process.

Enough about that.  I am about to share a miracle with you all!!  If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will remember the prayer requests for my little great-nephew, Benjamin Harris Moore.  The little angel was born Halloween and had heart surgery just days after he was born.  ANYWAY, Kelly, my niece brought her boys to my house on Tuesday.  It was Ben’s first trip (that wasn’t a hospital or doctor visit.)  We had so much fun.  There is no way to describe how thankful we are for this little guy and the miracle that he is.  He is a chunky little monkey.  He looks so healthy.  He still has a feeding tube but other than that, you would never know he has had problems.  (He goes back to the “suck and swallow” doctor soon and hopefully he’ll be able to start taking a bottle some.)

We had hoped to dress the boys alike for a Christmas photo but Ben wasn’t ready for visitors or visiting then.  So here is our miracle, Ben, his brother, Sam, and Charlie.




Poor little Ben and Sam were probably sore when they left here because all we did was hug and kiss on them.  AND the good news is they are coming back to see us on Monday.  (We will have six little boys at my house then because  my cousin and his wife are coming and bring their three guys.)





  1. God is truly in the miracle business!! So thankful!
    don’t you just love how perfect ben is in all the pictures!! Charlie is definitely the wild one!!

    Can’t wait until Monday!

  2. We’ll pray that God will show you exactly what He wants you to do. Better than that, we’ll pray that God will take the tumor away. I truly believe that if 2 or more ask in Jesus’ name, He will answer!!!!!

  3. Karen – Thanks for the update on your appointment. It sounds very encouraging and atleast now you have a direction to head in with the treatment plan. We will continue to pray that God will give you the guidance to make the decision that is best for you. I know that is not an easy decision to make. I loved the pictures of little Ben. He looks so good! I am glad that they were all able to come over and see you all. Charlie looks like he had fun. Have fun on Monday. Tell Kelly hello for me. 🙂

  4. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! So thankful for your news! Ben looks prefect just like Katie had said. Molly Kate is much needed with all of those little boys around! Continuing to pray for you!

  5. Oh, so glad to hear the good news on your appointment. Katie filled me in during Sunday School yesterday. I’m thankful you got some good news. Hope you guys are having fun!

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