Thursday, March 4, 2010

The wait is over...and now?

“God's promises are like the stars: the darker the night, the brighter they shine.”
—David Nicholas 
Yesterday I received the call that we have been waiting for.  I don't know what I wanted to hear...but this seemed such an anti climax.  I spoke to Allie shortly after and she gave me the scripture above.

In short:

  • Wynand  has what is called a rare phenomena that has never before been seen, he is now a Groote Schuur case study.  (my view: rare is no good)
  • he has probably had it since birth which makes it what the neurosurgeon called a "syndrome"
  • the AV malformation is problematic in that it does not have one feeder artery but it can't be plugged or taken out.
  • they cannot operate because the risk is too high.
  • they don't think his vision will get worse, but it will not get better either.
  • he will need to go for another MRI Angiogram in 12 months.
  • that is it!
I phoned Wynand and told him what the doctor said.  His answer, a very calm: " Ma, vir God is niks onmoontlik nie." (For God nothing is impossible).  What can you say to that?

This fixer can do is out of my hands. We have to trust the Great Physician, our Maker and believe every promise that He has made concerning Wynand's life.  Where modern medicine ends our Lord and Savior begins....



  1. you have raised a phenomenal son.

  2. Oh Lynette, I know what the doctor said is not what you want to hear, but what Wynand said is certainly what you need to hear. God's love and light to you all.

  3. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.



    Both Wynand and you are always in my prayers.
    You should be more at peace with GOD,
    like Wynand.
    You know , no matter what, in the end,


  5. When we are weak, His strength can shine through.....praying you all will cling onto His promises....that He will not allow you more trouble than you and Him together can handle.
    <3 my heart goes out to you

  6. Still praying for all of you all the time. Even though, he is just fine, would have been better news, it is not BAD news. Isn't it amazing how things like this is far worse for mothers than for the children that are going through it?

  7. Will continue to uphold you and the family in prayer.

  8. Lynette, I Will continue to pray. God is really great, And he is giving you and us Hope and Faith.

  9. Never give up.. your son is strong and brave.. so remain strong with him too, he needs all the support you can give!
    my bro is also having a rare cancer in him..thymus.. and he is not giving up even when he has gone for his 10th chemo..
    do continue to uphold our loved ones in prayer... take care too Lynette!

  10. Wynand said it all! It's absolutely true and you have to hold onto those word!

  11. Keeping you all in my thoughts. :)

  12. Amen to that. What faith your family has, such an inspiration to me.

  13. indeed Wynand is such a brave chap ! inspiring to say the least !!!

    God assures us that if we believe, then nothing is impossible, and He withholds nothing. I also pray that you will War with the prophetic words given to you already that will unlock your seeds sown in the Kingdom!

    p/s : on a separate note - I am serious about scrapping your grandkiddies - 2-3 layouts ? I would love to post them to you after that . ;)

  14. Glad to hear that the Dr's are not worried right now! That has to be a good thing! I will keep you all in prayer :o)

  15. I think that is all good news. I so miss all you girls in blog land now that i am private i dont seem to be in the loop. x

  16. Oh Lynette... It is so hard having such a non-diagnosis. A bit like what we have for Ryan...
    You have an awesome boy with awesome faith... and that credit goes to you and your DH
    Thinking of you x

  17. That is so good to hear what Wynand said. Yes, there's nothing that God could not do.
    I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers.

  18. Your son has an amazing outlook...he got it from you! Hugs!

  19. What a blessing that you both are of great faith. I will continue to pray for you all!

  20. Hmmm...I see what you mean - nothing really conclusive there for you to know exactly how to deal with, but Wynand is so right, nothing is impossible for God & thank Goodness the prognosis on his vision is that it won't deteriorate. Hopefully he will be able to correct the problem thus far with glasses I presume.

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you all...
    Please check there is no Aspartame in his diet, this product has many many side effects in people's lives and when removed there is a great improvement in their conditions.

  22. He is indeed a very good example of what it means to trust the Lord!

  23. Such a wonderful post. It is yet an easy thing to do but so very hard at the very same time. However, when you put this out there it becomes clear just how easy this is even though our trials and tribulations. The Lord is Sovereign. I appreciate this post, truly.

    stay strong.

  24. So sorry to hear this, but as your son said, God will provide...


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