Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Whole Hearts

If you have been following my blog for a while, you have heard about Matt Hammitt. I have written about him in this post and this post and this post.

On Friday he came to visit us.  He had heard about us through our friend Kyle's cousin, Justin.  Justin has read our blog, and he asked Matt to visit on his Albuquerque stop of Sanctus Real's tour with Casting Crowns and The Afters.

His visit was really fun and such an encouragement to us.  The circumstances that led to it were so clearly orchestrated by the Lord, and it was really good to get to tell him how much his album Every Falling Tear has meant to us.

Matt and Sarah have started something called the Whole Hearts Foundation.  Because 1 out of every 100 babies born is born with a heart defect, they have started this foundation to support the families. The Lord is moving powerfully to work out the details, and it is exciting to hear what is happening.  And in the middle of beginning a foundation and touring the country with his band, Matt likes to show up at hospitals and visit families.  :-)

Thanks, Matt, for visiting and writing an incredible album that God is using to speak to countless families.  Thanks, Sarah, for being so incredibly supportive and awesome.  Thanks, Kyle, for being so great and bringing Matt.  And thanks, Justin, for reading our blog and praying...though we have never met you.  :-)

Check out more on Matt and Sarah at bowensheart.com.
Check out Every Falling Tear on itunes.  It is one of my favorite albums of all time now.  
And check out Justin's ministry to families of children with special needs, The Elisha Foundation.

Jude Update: 
He had a really good day.
He is peeing much more!  Praise God.  His kidneys are getting better.
His blood pressure has looked good and is pretty stable.  He remains on Dopamine.
His temperature has been good still, and there have been no signs of infection.
He also started some feeds again.  Pedialyte for now, and hopefully breastmilk soon.

And I love this quote from Matt and Sarah's blog from Sarah's mom:

"Who would have thought that one broken heart could help make so many whole?"


Bethany said...

So glad your hearts were ministered to in this way and so glad to hear so many good things about Jude's condition right now. Continuing to pray for you all!

Karis King said...

I praise the Lord for bright spots like this in your day! I praise the Lord for Jude's progress! We are praying for you.

Jen said...

So good to hear good news twice in one week. I love the band you mentioned and I love his song where he is asking God to help him led his family. They are a blessed family just like you guys. You might find this hard to believe but you truly are blessed in your marriage and your children.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord!!! So happy to hear about Jude's progress!!! We are continuing to keep your family in our prayers.

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