We finally have Cole's brain surgery scheduled for September 1st. He "failed" the Vigabatrin, however it has helped him so much cognitively. We are ready for this! The Lord has blessed us with this beautiful little boy and he has also blessed us with revelation to know how to help Cole. I know that we did not get down this road by chance. It was by the hand of the Lord, guiding us to where we have finally gotten. I know it wasn't by chance that I met Cristina, Ashley, Niki & the other wonderful mothers I've met along the way or we would not know what was wrong with Cole. The Lord said, “I will tell you in your mind and in your heart, by the Holy Ghost, which shall come upon you and which shall dwell in your heart” (D&C 8:2). I have felt this and there is NO mistake the feeling I get when the Lord is prompting me how to help Cole.
This journey has not been easy on the 3 of us, however we have felt the Lord lighten our burden. Especially the burden of our financial travels of getting out to Cleveland because of the many wonderful people who have donated to Cole's medical fund. Mosiah 24:14 says:
"And I will also ease the burdens which are put upon your shoulders, that even you cannot feel them upon your backs, even while you are in bondage; and this will I do that ye may stand as witnesses for me hereafter, and that ye may know of a surety that I, the Lord God, do visit my people in their afflictions." I know the Lord has been with us every step of the way...even in times where we have felt so alone and frustrated...I know he has never left us. We want YOU to know how much we love and appreciate you...there have been so many people who have donated their time, their hard earned money, talents and resources to help us and we can't thank you enough!!!!