Pray For Rosie

11Apr/104

Update – 4/11

I know I will probably fail to find the adequate words to express our deepest gratitude, but I shall try nonetheless. Rosie, Emily, and I have truly been blessed by our friends, community, and even kind hearted strangers. In a time of our lives where we have experienced our highest highs, we have also experienced our lowest lows. We have been encouraged daily by your thoughts, prayers, and participation in Rosie’s benefit. We would just like to first thank Team Rosa, Made Ya Smile, Monster Jam, First Baptist Needville, Firetron, Drillin and Grillin, Blue Moon Signs, the dozens of kind folks who donated silent auction items, Stafford Fire Department, Jumping Jacks, all the volunteers, and of course those who came out to make this benefit such a success, thank you… thank you….. thank you….

Rosie’s surgery has been rescheduled for the morning of Wednesday the 14th. Today we went outside as we do most days that are nice and Rosie got to visit with Miss Emily Grace for about 30 minutes before she went back home with grandma.

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7Apr/101

Update – 4/7

Rosie had a scheduled appointment today at 11 AM for her surgery, however at the last moment the doctor received results from blood tests preventing her from getting the surgery today. Rosie is on blood thinners for blood clots in her right arm. They stopped administering the medication, however they did not stop them with enough time for her blood to balance. This morning her blood saturation was still too thin for surgery, unbalanced blood saturation could result in hemorrhaging. Rosie has been rescheduled for Tuesday the 13th.

Hope to see and meet many of you this weekend, God bless........

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5Apr/100

Benefit This Saturday!

Wow, it's finally here. After weeks of praying and planning, the benefit for Rosa, Tony and Emily will be on Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. If you have already purchased your tickets, thank you and we look forward to seeing you! If not, you can click here and buy your ticket easily over our secure website. Not only do you save money buying the tickets in advance, but it helps us know how many people to prepare for.

So far, we've had a great response through all of this, and I'm not just talking about the benefit. From your uplifting comments on this site to your willingness to volunteer for the benefit to all the donations that have been given to the Brattons so far, your support has been and continues to be deeply appreciated. It's great to see on this site daily that there are so many praying for Rosie's recovery.

We have some great things planned for this benefit as I'm sure you've already seen on the flyers. Please pass the word along to everyone you know. We look forward to seeing you all Saturday!

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3Apr/102

Update – 4/3

 Rosie is planned to have her surgery this Tuesday, our hope is that it will grant her greater opportunity for improvements. She should spend 3 days at Memorial Hermann Professional Building to recover and then be sent back to TIRR.

 We are greatly encouraged and blessed by Team Rosa and all those volunteering for Rosie's benefit. It's hard to believe that it is only one week away.

 I was asked this week why Christians call Friday "Good Friday", considering what happened. I explained to them the chasm between our wretchedness and God's holiness. God's requirements verses our inadequacies. How the law was like a mirror, all it was purposed to do was to reveal iniquity not repair it. That the blood of bulls and goats no longer satisfied God, but a perfect sacrifice was required because with out the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. How at the right time on God’s canvas of history He sent His son, yes even His only son to atone for the sin which plagues all creation. That if you believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and confess with your mouth that God raised him from the dead, you too can be saved. Friday was “good” from our vantage point, but the punishment and death due you and I was placed on the innocent, God took Him who knew no sin and made him sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God. That Friday fulfilled countless prophecies proving the deity of Christ. Friday was “good” because it was the beginning of something better, an empty tomb. We do not worship a baby in a manger or a buried messiah; we worship the Almighty risen Savior. However it is good to reflect on the journey Christ took to Calvary, in fact it is necessary to ponder the cross often for when we do we see how wide and deep and vast the love of God truly is and in that we realize how the struggles of this life pales in comparison to the hope we have. Friday was “good” because of the work that was accomplished; man became excommunicated in Eden but invited at Calvary. The blessings and riches found in Christ are far too great to expound on here, but the greatest of these is the hope of the resurrection. It is because of His resurrection, that although we grieve often at the challenges and various trials in life, we do not grieve as those who are with out hope. We know this life is but a mist compared to eternity and one day all those who are saved in Christ the Lord will be raised in glory. Friday was indeed good, but Sunday was better……

 We hope that all of you have an enjoyable Easter and that your passion for Christ be extended far beyond this week as you celebrate resurrection Sunday with reverence and thanksgiving.

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