I am once again asking for prayer for my 18 year old daughter, India.
Yes, she is sick again.
This time, she has had bronchitis for almost 2 weeks,
though we only got the diagnosis on Friday.
I just get sick of taking her to the doctor and
having her be on antibiotics all the time.
She was out of school most of the week and even
missed a special birthday party on Friday night.
However, the birthday girl also happened to be
the daughter of our family doctor,
whom we had just seen for the diagnosis.
But she felt too rotten to go anyway.
We were working hard to get India well so that she would be able to sing.
You see, she was to sing on a very special feature song
on Sunday in the regular services.
Normally India sings with the high school band,
and she does a great job.
But this week, the feature song was a
very important song to India, and
so she requested to
audition for a chance to sing the song.
What happened was truly a gift.
A dear friend, and fellow vocal team member
Heather Henderson sang the song
with India as a duet.
In addition, one of India's friends, Rachel (in the picture with her),
and another friend of mine, Cassie, who are both
truly gifted dancers, choreographed
a dance to the song.
The song "Stand in the Rain"
talks about the importance of enduring through even
the hardest pain.
And we know that that endurance only comes through
And the dancers mirrored
India and Heather singing,
showing the importance of mentorship
and support when a person is struggling
to stand for what is right.
The song reflects so much
the fight that India fights every day,
just to survive and beat her disease.
India managed to sing the song in each of the three services.
She did a beautiful job.
She made me cry.......
in a good way.
Yet after each time,
she crashed back into a deep sleep
Yes, this lovely picture is the green room
backstage at our church.
I am not exactly sure what various props are in this picture
but it cracks me up.
India was really not feeling well here.
She has plenty of makeup on so she did not
fade out under the lights.
I am trying to upload the video of the song.
So if you want to see it, let me know and I will try.
I am so proud of my girl.
Please continue praying for her.
She needs all the prayer she can get.
We are trying to get her well enough to get back to school.
On Wednesday, we have another appointment
with the immunology clinic at U.C. Davis.
I am praying for better answers than last time.
She is struggling with her blood sugars and
ketones, just like every time she is ill.
It is not fair.
Here is India with my Daddy.
Even though her makeup still looks
good, I can see that she is really starting
to fade in this picture.
Please just pray for her healing.
Thank you all so much.
I know I owe you all a good sewing post and
some other things. I will get to them.
Love to you all.