but I can NOT wait until then to tell you all what happened today! After a day that did not start off too well, it took a whole new turn and ended perfectly! We had originally seen a cardiologist who was wonderful prior to Lia's surgery, but while she was in PICU another pediatric cardiologist came to visit us. We chose to continue seeing this cardiologist for follow-up because he also spoke Mandarin and was able to really speak to Lia and comfort her. We were told we would have to go to his other office that was much further for us so that we could be seen quickly and then we could go to his other office. When we got there today, he wasn't even there due to a conflict in his schedule. After much discussion with the nurse and dr. on call we were sent to his hospital office where he was today. Dr. Sui had a wonderful converstaion with Lia in her native language, apologized profusely for the confusion and spent a great deal of time with us explaining every detail of Lia's health including the huge strides that medicine has come in the past few years. The best part came after the technician finished the echocardiogram. Dr. Sui gently closed the door, placed one hand on Lia, who was in her daddy's arms, the other on me and began to pray the MOST amazing prayer you can imagine. He didn't just pray for her physical healing, but for her spiritual and emotional healing as well. After his beautiful prayer was complete I told her she could ask him to answer the question she was longing to hear the answer to. She asked if she could go to school and he said yes. She is overjoyed! Her eyes lit up and she wanted to tell everyone she spoke to that tomorrow she would get to go to school. We went to lunch and of course celebrated with ice cream and then went shopping so she could pick out her new outfit for school. It didn't take long for this girly, girl to decide that purple and pink are her favorite colors. So tomorrow, she will celebrate her successful one month open heart surgery anniversary, with the gift she has been longing for - SCHOOL! To God be the glory!
Ezekiel 36:26 says, "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you..."
This is exactly what He is doing in our little angel as she continually reminds us of His mighty power in her life both physically and spiritually.