Archives for May 31, 2013

Update on Victoria

Many of you have been asking for an update on Victoria (Tori), my niece’s daughter who was mauled by Rottweilers and wonderfully spared. I asked Tori’s mother to provide an update. She writes:

It is with extremely thankful, overflowing, and excited hearts we can say Tori is doing absolutely wonderful! Her 6th birthday was celebrated on May 16th. We watched her open her presents at her birthday party, and couldn’t help but be amazed again. Her gifts were a boogie board, tennis racquets, and a skipping rope—swimming, running, and jumping. None of these gifts are above her capabilities. Eight months ago we didn’t know if she would live; six months ago if I would have tried to picture her birthday I would have thought of gifts like coloring books, crayons, and paint sets—toys that would require sitting.

Our God has showered our little girl with His love and care. He is shaping and molding her. I see her little sensitive heart reaching out to others. Her prayer list of people who need help is so long. She doesn’t forget to make a picture or send a card to someone who is sick.

Tori has often said, “I’m not sad this has happened to me.” When asked, “Why?” she responds, “I want my legs to shine for Jesus. I can show my legs to so many different people, and hopefully they will love Jesus more.” We continue to pray that her little legs will be a pathway for someone, and that others’ faith will be strengthened as they continue to see God’s healing hand on Victoria.

Thank you once again for walking this journey with us. For being such a special part of it. For lifting our precious little girl in prayer, and placing her at the feet of Jesus. Your prayers, encouragement, and cards have defined the meaning of being part of an extended family. To be brothers and sisters in the Lord.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!