Psalm: 90:09- We spend our years as a tale that is told


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Chapter

Just a quick update. Your prayers are being answered even down to the tiniest details! We are all checked into the hotel in Philadelphia. There was no room available at the Ronald McDonald House but we made the most of this adventure and had a great night in the city with Harper. Talia left us easily and is enjoying playing with three precious boys right now at my best friend's house. Harper's pre op appointment went super smooth and she is cleared for surgery.

I am updating Facebook a little more frequently should you want to follow along via pictures:) Most of time my updates will be short on here because I want to spend time with my girl!

Right now are are just relaxing and enjoying our little girl. She is such a delight and the bravest, most courageous human being I know! The nurses and doctors are amazed by her as we are too! Thank you for your prayers. We are completely blown away!!!! It brought this mama to tears to hear about the prayer sheets and continuous prayers from around the country! Even though I can not write back to every one of you right now know that your messages and e-mails are not going unnoticed  I read everyone of them to Harper and Todd!

I am still at peace and we know she needs this and God has amazing plans for our daughter! Again your prayers the past months have kept me so calm!

A few weeks back while sitting in a doctors office. Harper grabbed my hand and put it over her heart. I thought she was going to talk about her surgery (since we have been prepping her for almost a year!). Instead she said, "Mommy does Jesus live inside my heart?" Of course my ears perked up as I realized that was significant. I said to her in return, "Do you want Him to be Harper?" and with that beautiful big smile she nodded and said, "I do. Can we pray Mommy for Him to be?"

God's timing and love is so perfect. He has provided all the reassurance we need to arrive at 6:45 am tomorrow to get her heart healed!


  1. Praying for all of you. I will be checking for updates. Blessings

  2. Dear Mary Jane, Todd and Harper.
    I just wanted to let you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Your incredible story of love has touched me and there is hardly a day when I do not check your blog and think of you.
    I think it is amazing how Harpers story has reached people all over the world (I am from Germany) and continues to work in the lives of others. I am forever grateful for what I have learned through your faith.
    All the best for your family.
    Lisa from Cologne, Germany

    1. Oh Lisa I am so glad you could find inspiration and hope and see God's love displayed in my family.

  3. So, so precious. Her heart is being healed in more ways than one! Sweet girl. Just wanted you to know that my whole third grade class is lifting Harper up this morning. Praying you feel God so close today. Sending you lots of love and hugs.

  4. Prayers from michigan for Harper!!