Last month we had parent-teacher conferences at school for our children. Chloe's teacher shared this paper that Chloe wrote about how God has been with her. We so appreciate all the support and prayers we received before, during and after Chloe's surgery; we thought you might like to read it:
God has been with me a lot this year in many ways. First and the biggest way is my second heart surgery. He gave the surgeon a new idea he had never thought to try before and when he tried it, it worked! All through the I.C.U. and general care with His healing hand holding me. He has given me the energy to get back to normal, catch up on school work, and recover from it quickly. He answered all those prayers and concerns.
This year I've also gotten much closer to God than ever before. I accepted Jesus last year and this year I've seen Him work many miracles in my life and they just keep on coming. When I talk to God I feel that my prayers will be answered every time. Not always with a yes but answered. I know I can say anything and He won't care.
Chloe VanderLaan, March 2010