|David Del Risco|
Some really difficult things happen to the best people. Today (10/23) is one of those days. Just a week ago (10/16) Nick and Gisela Del Risco gave birth to their third child. David is a tiny blessing that came five weeks early. Today, the doctors diagnosed David with Down Syndrome and as is common in children with Down Syndrome they are concerned with what may be heart problems.
Nick and Gisela are not young and early on they were encouraged to have an abortion. As their Rabbi I am so proud of them for having the courage to choose life. We are praying today that God will heal David's heart and that there will not be any further complications. David means "Beloved of God" and Yeshua is deeply in love with this child as will be anyone who meets him.
Nick just got a promotion at work three weeks ago but is under significant stress in the beginning of a nine-month training. At the end of the training is a test that will determine if he keeps this promotion.
Elizabeth and Jonathan definitely know things are not right as their brother is having to stay in the hospital. Jonathan already has toys set up for his little brother and they all want little David to go home. Gisela is quite a strong little lady. There is not a more difficult role than the mother who is responsible to nurture, feed and protect this new life.
|Elizabeth, Giselle, Nick, & Jonathan|
Update: Thursday, Oct. 31st, 2013
In the process of all that is happening for the Del Risco family, Nick lost his promotion at work. At this time, it is not such a bad thing as it removes some stree for Nick and the family. The Doctors want to wait 6 weeks (from 10/16) to determine the next steps for little David and his heart. Let's keep praying for the David and the whole Del Risco family. We are believing God with them for great miracles!
Update: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2013