"May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble...May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your counsel. We will sing for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God we will set up banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions...May the King answer us in the day we call." (Ps. 20)
Today is the day of trouble. Me and Jordan are desperate. The last few weeks have been the hardest season of Ansley's life. She is still having a lot of difficulty eating, starting screaming while she is sleeping (and showing other signs of aspiration), and she has begun doing some new things that are really concerning: She has started developing a --I don't know what to call it, a "twitch" sounds too little, but it is not a seizure--. She is shaking her head back and forth, squinting her eyes really tight, and shaking her arms (like a big cold chill). There is no other way to describe it, other than saying that watching her do that is terrifying to us. For the last few days, it seems like Ansley is going backwards. She is has seemed distant in her interactions with us, then the twitching started. It is breaking our hearts. We need prayer now more than ever. We still trust ever so deeply in the Lord, but we feel so broken, empty, and lonely. It has been a really hard month that has really kind of collapsed on us the last few days. We have hit a place where we both feel like continuing on is impossible (we know this isn't true, but it is how we feel). It is hard to put this message out for all to see, but we really have nothing to hide. We need you to join with us in crying out in the day of trouble. I pray so passionately that God will answer and we can hang banners and sing songs of victory over our daughter, but right now we are in the midst of battle. Pray that we will have a renewed strength and the today is the day of the Lord's deliverance from Ansley's recent troubles. Thanks.