Many of you have been praying for Sophia Orr and asking how she is doing. Today I received an email from Kelly, and she included an update on Sophia’s condition. She has been very encouraged by all your comments, and she says, “In fact, we printed out the post offered by one dear saint which included a prayer by Martin Luther. Glenn has framed it and it is on the counter in the kitchen. I have read the posts again and again. We know that people are praying for her, but to be able to read their encouraging words and prayers is truly an overwhelming blessing. “
Here is her note to all of you:
Dear Sisters in Christ,
Words just can’t express our family’s gratitude for your faithful prayers and encouraging words. I have read your posts on Femina over and over – with tears every time.
Sophia is scheduled for an important scan on August 24th, which should give her doctors needed information to make more definitive plans for opening her airway. August 27th, we will meet the cardiovascular surgeon, who will be one of the doctors performing her necessary surgery. We are thankful for how quickly God has moved things along, and we are trusting His providential timing for everything.
Sophia has been her usual sweet self. She plays with her sisters and brothers, reads, draws, and sings every day. By evening, she is pale and tired – but still cheerful and happy.
I thought I might share with you all a glimpse we had of her own feelings and insight, the day of her scope in Cincinnati, 2 weeks ago.
*Sophia was just happy to be coming home. She didn’t say much at the hospital, except to murmur, “I don’t like today.” She has been my little shadow, constantly holding the little stuffed crocodile she calls “Alexander,” that a nurse gave her yesterday. She and Isabella were sitting next to me on the couch, and Isabella said something about wanting a little toy horse like the one Daddy gave Sophia at the hospital. Sophia looked at her very quietly and seriously and said, “Isabella, it’s ok to wish you could have my toys, but don’t wish you were me. I had to have things done to me today that hurt me. They hurt my arm and my hand. And the worst thing was that Mommy and Daddy had to go away. They couldn’t stay with me and I was scared.” Then she looked at me, and leaned against me quietly and said, “I can’t talk about it anymore.” *
It is certainly hard for all of us. But we know that the God Who created her, sustains her. Sophia loves Jesus. She said to me recently, “I wish Jesus would come here tomorrow so I could hug Him!”
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your continued prayers for our little girl! Thank you for your prayers for us, too. We feel richly blessed by God’s kindness and mercy to us – through each of you.
Kelly for the Orrs