Monday, August 16, 2010

Answered Prayers

Fear and compassion is something we all carry inside us, we all have fears of what is going to happen with us and more so what could happen with our spouses, children and grandchildren.

Compassion is something we carry for those who need us, we have compassion and best wishes for our friends and family, we pray for friends and loved ones who have those fears I mentioned, prayer is something I truly believe in and compassion from those who offer those prayers for you is a blessing.

I told you about Benjamin’s Cardiologist appointment and all of you offered us your compassion and prayers, today was his appointment and the phone call we just received from Tim and Elisa tells us that Benjamin is a normal kid with a heart murmur, there is nothing to worry about other than the things he is surely to find and make us wonder about as he discovers and lives life and changes all of ours for the better.
Thank You for your prayers, hugs, and well wishes, we will be headed out early in the morning on our trip back home to California.


  1. I don't know how I missed this Jimmy.
    I'm very glad to hear it's just a murmur. My son also had one...

  2. OMG...I'm crying, can you believe it?

    I am sooooooooo happy to hear this news!!!

    *jumping up and down*

    Hip, hip, hooray!!!!

    You GO, Benjamin!!!!

    Have a safe journey home, my friend!

    X to you and Cindy!

  3. Hey Pat, I too was proud to hear it was murmur, it sure scares you when they send you so far away for tests but it feels good to get positive news :)

    I'm with you Ron, The power of prayer is awesome and Benjamin is off to a good start, Thank You my friend we will be home before you know it.

  4. YAY..I have a murmur and so do most people but they just don't know it. I am so glad that things are going well for you and your family. I feel things looking up for all of us Jimmy!!!

  5. Thank You Susie, I am ready for things to be looking up for all of us, a heart murmur we can live with and this diagnosis I see as a blessing my Dear Friend.

  6. Great news, Jimmy. Kiss that boy for me!

  7. That's great news! Heart Murmurs usually clear up on their own.
    I just became an Aunt (again) today! Baby boy was induced at 8:00 a.m and born soon after 1:p.m.
    Mother and son doing well. 8lbs 10oz. As yet un-named, but we always nicknamed him Oscar!
    They are due home tomorrow.....and I can't wait to hold that little peach!
    Gosh, I'm getting broody!
    Big hugs to all!!!!!

  8. Thank You Betty, Just finished loving on him for the night and will see him in the morning before we leave, will slip a kiss in there for you :)

    Congrats Alice, Oscar will be a good nickname and you will be holding and falling in love with him really soon I have faith.

    Hugs right back to you my Friend.

  9. Oh..Alhamdulillah, jimmy...thanks God, finally the result coming and that's a good news.
    congrats to you grandpa... baby Ben was so healthy!

    have a safe home trip, friend!

  10. Heart murmur sounds scary too, you all are the experts. I am glad things are looking up.

  11. How scary for you. I just came in on the tail end of this story and I am glad that all is well. My mom has a heart murmur, is 76 years old and strong as an ox. It's just another hurdle in life that your little guy will have to jump over but it sounds like he's got great parents to help him along the way.

  12. Thank You Nensa, God does listen to prayers and for us he answered a big one, Benjamin is indeed a healthy boy.

    Yes Lynne, He surely is Good.

    Hey Joe, From what I know a murmur is actually a minor thing so to say, this Doctor didn't even think a followup was necessary so that tells me that it is minor, you have to love that.

    Hey FGTE, I am glad we had a happy ending for you and I do have faith that Benjamin will be giving Papa a run for his money one day soon, Elisa and Tim are doing so good with his I am sure proud of them.

  13. Soo glad that was what it was! Sad you have to come home and I just know yall are going to miss him like crazy!

  14. Hey Heather, Miss him already but we do have to allow Tim and Elisa a bit of time with him before we completely spoil him rotten :^)

  15. So glad to hear that news. I've been a little disconnected lately being in VA. Three of the six of us were born with heart murmurs. The only thing that it affected me was I had to premedicate before dental appointments but I think they finally even stopped doing that. Mine I think has FINALLY disappeared!!!

  16. Thank You Peg, I have been so happy to hear from everyone a bit more experienced with the heart murmurs, it makes me feel good to hear that it is not really that big of a deal :)


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