Monday, March 19, 2012
We finally have some answers to our sweet girl's muscle atrophy. After four months of doctor appointments and tests we received genetic tests back with the results that we were prepared to receive but praying it was not. Our sweet girl has Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, specifically Collagen VI Muscular Dystrophy. Our hearts hurt for her. Our hearts hurt for her future. Our hearts hurt for what she may have to endure in her life. But, our God is an amazing God. He has removed the anxiety and worry and given us such peace as we begin our journey down this new path of life, parenting a child with MD. When the worry and anxiety about our 'new' normal enter my thoughts our one true God is there, oh so quickly, to wash it away! Our hearts overflow with love for this funny, smart, courageous, sun shiny, Godly gal, our daughter!
We knew from Molly's referral that a form of MD was possible but God's hand was bigger than any words written on a piece of paper. He knew she was our daughter...He led, He guided, and He protected us from the 'fear' of the unknown. He put us in circumstances and put people in our life that confirmed Molly was to be a part of our family. You can read about how God led us down this path here. He knew Molly was our daughter, chosen to be a sister, a cousin, a niece, a granddaughter, and to have a family who loves her dearly on this side of the world.
Through our Molly, God is changing our family for the better. We are learning to be more compassionate, to be more patient, to more fully rely on our Savior, and to put what is important here on earth ahead of those things that are not.
What an awesome gift He has given us!