Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,
How can I thank you? I don't think anything can show my gratitude for what you have given Jonathan and I. We are the luckiest people in the world and are eternally grateful for our little miracle. I never knew it was possible to love something as much as I love him, just as you loved your Son. Dalton is so lucky to have shown people what it means to have hope and to believe in you.
Lord, I was a faithful person before, but until I was faced with the darkest of days, I never truly knew You and Your power. You have shown us what it means to love and to put it all in Your hands. Losing control was hard for me at first but when I relaized that Your control was better than mine, I was glad to give in. I cannot thank you enough for the wisdom you have given all of Dalton's Doctors, nurses, and therapists. Lord, my only request from this point on is that our son know You, and become a man of faith.
I know his days are not promised to us, and we need to treasure every moment we have with him. I am at peace with the fact that when it is time for him to come home to You, we will meet again one day. Thank you for giving me this time though. I have never felt so lucky to just have time. I used to take days for granted, but not anymore. A day with Dalton can bring a smile to anyones face, even if he is being a fussy pants.
Lord, I pray for Dalton's upcoming surgeries, whenever they may be. I know you will be by his side every step of the way, just as you have been by ours throughout this journey. Every smile, giggle, squeal, and yes, even cry just reminds me that You have had Your hand in this each and every day. This was Your plan, and Dalton is supposed to be here. I truly believe God, that he is on this Earth to teach others, and even at 5 months old he is already showing so many people what faith can do. I pray You continue to allow him to do this as long as You see fit.
Watching him do what so many professionals said he could never do, probably brings us the most joy.You are the ulitmate physician and You have known what Dalton was and is capable of since You knit him together in my womb.
Father, I will continue to not ask "Why?" , but to just understand that You chose Jonathan and I for a reason. Some may think we are unlucky with the cards we have been dealt, but I know one thing, I feel honored to have been chosen by You to be Dalton's Mommy.
Lord, thank you for each and everyday.


  1. Amen! Beautiful prayer Kara thank you for letting us in on your precious convos with our awesome Lord above! In my prayers. :)

  2. Kara - you and Jonathon have both been such an inspiration to me thru this blog. God was, as always, perfect in His plans when He chose parents for Dalton. I know that if Dalton could talk, he would tell you how blessed he is that ya'll are his mommy and daddy.... actually I guess he does tell ya'll that in his coos and baby giggles and that adorable face!!

    We will continue to keep your sweet family in our prayers!!
    love from Cousin Jan and Hubert.

  3. Kara, you don't know me but I always check your blog every few days to see if you have posted anything. Dalton's story touched me. This is a lovely prayer and I know God will hear it. Blessings to your family.

    Kara G.

  4. That is beautiful Kara.....Blessings and Prayers to all of you..