Failure to Thrive: Part 2

I have been overwhelmed by the thoughts and prayers sent our way since our family update in January. We are seriously so blessed to have the support of friends and family! So thank you for reaching out! It has been 4 months since Jake’s “failure to thrive” diagnosis and we take him for his 9 month check-up on Friday. This is a standard check-up that all babies have but for us, it’s a bit different. They will take his height and weight measurements and will let us know if he is tracking well or if they want to do further testing. Needless the say, we are hoping for good news!

The last 4 months have been a growing opportunity for us, teaching us to trust the Lord with our kids. I know being pregnant, all I did was worry that Jake was growing like he should and that he would be born “healthy”. Now that he is born, this season has been a very real reminder that we are not in control of anything and “healthy” is subjective. I have been so thankful that the Lord has taken away any anxiety or worry and allowed us to just enjoy this life stage. From our perspective, he is happy and ‘thriving’ and we have enjoyed ever second of him!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.” – Proverbs 3: 5-6

We are trusting that God is in control of Jake’s life and health and that whatever the results may be from his appointment on Friday, God is still sovereign. We appreciate all the prayers and ask that you continue to pray for Jake and for us.

-The Batirs

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