Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Prayer for Levi...

This is a prayer that my sister Hannah Whitesell wrote for Levi. Thanks Hannah, it is beautiful and sums up so much.


Far be it from me Father,
That I should question Your will.
Practicing this faith is now harder,
With my heart in anguish still.
Life it is no longer,
What You designed it to be,
Our need for You is so much stronger
Your plan we cannot see.

Please be over this little child
Hold him ever closer in Your hand.
Give him strength for this trial.
He fights what he can't understand.
Precious little one so dear
It just cannot seem fair.
The fruition of our fears
Remind us You're still there.

Make of Him an example Lord
Of Your loving might.
For Your help we implored
Please hold him through the night.
From his very beginning
May we see Your grace.
While our world keeps on spinning.
Help us look upon Your face.


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  2. Hannah, my heart in words, thank you daughter.

  3. Mike & Stephanie,

    I am so sorry to hear about the battle that Levi has ahead of him. My little guy, James, is only 8 months old and has spent over 3 months of his life in hospitals undergoing 6 surgeries. It's not the same, but I understand how hard it is sitting in operating waiting rooms just waiting and then waiting some more. Know that I am praying for you and your family. You are lucky to have such good friends and family close by to help out. If you ever need someone to talk to or vent to, please do not hesitate. I know that most of the time I preferred to just sit with James by his bed, but sometimes I needed an ear to listen.

    In Christ's Love,
    Elizabeth (Isenburg) Iverson

  4. The poem was so full of love and understanding. God so cares for families that lean on Him. We extend our earthly love to all involved. love,the Isons

  5. Oh what a beautiful poem & we know our Lord has His hand on little Levi & MANY prayers are being said on his behave. Blessings will come from this trial. PRAYING.
    Jan Morgan

  6. Thanks for creating this Blog....we want to know every detail and this is such a great tool to do it. The Blood Bought Bikers are all praying for you to have strength and for Levi's healing. We all love you guys. Briana Kessler

  7. Mike,

    This is Brian Brinkman. Alicia told me about your son. I am terribly sorry to hear that he is sick. We will be praying for your family. I know how touching and special it can be to hear that many others are praying for your child. We went through a very tough period just before and after our twins were born, but we never lost faith. Keep in mind that doctors know science, but God is ultimately in control. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Brian and Emily Brinkman

  8. Michael & Steph,

    Your family is very precious to us. Even though you don't know us, we feel we know you very well. You are in our prayers, God has a plan in all of this. We are here for you in any way we can be.

    Rob & Sonja