- In the normal anatomy of the hip joint, the root (the tight bone) is connected to the pelvis at the hip joint. The almost spherical end of the femur head fits into the acetabulum (a concave socket located in the pelvis) The bony surface of the femur head and the of the acetabulum are covered by cartilage. While bones provide the strength necessary to support body weight, cartilage ensures a smooth fit and a wide range of motion.
- As you maybe know from reading my blog before, I am so aware that there is a God in Heaven. I adore Him, I love His Son Jesus and I have seen Him do miracles and believe me, I asked Him to touch Naomi's body. Big time. My family did, our friends did.. But that week , it was difficult.. For me and my family it was a road less traveled. Would our Naomi have to limp her way through life! I knew God would be with her. He created her and I know He thinks the world of her with or without hip sockets. & I have learned in life that it is not always perfect (smile) and I am okay with that! But for some reason as a mom I wanted the best for my daugther.. and I guess that is okay too.
- About 4 weeks later on a Sunday we went to the Bethany Chapel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. At a certain moment during the service the pastor asked if there was anyone who needed some prayer. My dear mother in law Carolyn, touched my shoulder and whispered: ' Why don't we ask prayer for Naomi?' It only took us a couple of seconds to get ourselves organised and as a family we we went to the front and told that dear pastor and the man that was with him a short version of our story. ' And we would love for God to give our Naomi hips'. I ended.
- On that Tuesday I went back with Naomi to see doctor Harder in the Children's Hospital. She needed some adjustments done to her cast that kept everything into place. When I saw the doctor he said.. 'You know what, why don't we take another X-Ray, just to see what is going on in there'.
- The doctor turned his computer on and looked at the X-ray. Oh.. 'I think something went wrong in here'.. he said while he clicked some buttons on the computer and he went to the X-Ray from about a month ago. Well.. he said, we are in Naomi's file.. then he clicked to the newest X-Ray from that day.. and the looked and looked again.. then he looked at me and back at the computer. 'Well, I guess you don't need me anymore!' he said.. 'What do you mean?' I asked the doctor. 'Well, I am looking at the hips of a healthy child. I told you it would happen, I didn't think it could happen this fast.. but it did happen and she is okay.. She has hips! '
I couldn't even blink my eyes. 'Oh my goodness' I said.. That is so amazing! Thank You, God! And.. yes thank you Doctor Harder.. but oh my.. Thank you God.. Doctor Harder was just looking at the X-Ray. Why don't you come back in October of 2010. Just to see what the progress is.
And there I walked out with Naomi, no cast on her body. I was so thankful. I looked around at the people in the waiting room with their little ones. Some of them were in wheel chairs, others were limping and others were still so tiny that they were only wearing a double diaper to keep the legs apart. Our daughter has hips, I said to one couple who had the tiniest little thing in their arms. the woman looked at me and started to have tears in her eyes. I think God did it, I said to her as I walked out.
I so believe that with the amazing help of Doctor Harder at the Children's Hospital in Calgary and God speeding up the process of forming Naomi's hips, Naomi got better. And now a year later Naomi is walking all by her self. She can dance and she can chase us and she is loving it! And don't get me started on her brother and sister. They are tickled pink about this whole thing. And they are telling everyone who likes to hear. And as parents and family and friends we are joining them.
Wow, Thanks for hanging in there with me. You know, for all ready so long I wanted to share this with you. And I am so glad I now did this morning. I hope it will encourage you.
It is like the theme of this weeks Stampin Sisters Challenge #79: The grass withers, the flower fades. But the word of God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8).
God says that He is a God of hope and that's why we should have hope, right! In His dictionary the word 'Hopelessness' doesn't exist. So that is good. Keep the faith dear you! There is hope!
I created this card for the SS Challenge #79. they asked us to use a Flower stamp image.. And that's what I did.
Enjoy today! Enjoy tomorrow and don't let this day slip through your fingers. There is a plan for this day. I am positive!
Inky hugs, Pauline