January 22, 2012

Singer Aaron Shust - New Son with DS

While listening to The Message on the way to church this morning, the host requested prayers for Christian music artist, Aaron Shust and his family as they gave birth to a son with Down syndrome this past Friday. I realize that this is a very emotional and difficult time for his family - both from the unexpected news and their newborn's need for heart surgery. However, it is also exciting to see such a public Christian figure sharing this journey with the public, and I look forward to see how he responds through his music. Shust himself remarked on his blog that he knows God is going to do amazing things through this, saying:
"Sarah and I now fearfully look forward to raising a second special-needs child, knowing that God has something up His sleeve! And that something will bring Him positive attention: glory. My resolve to be a good and faithful servant in His sight grows stronger. And I have a feeling we will see a lot of Jesus in Michael, our little angel."

click here to read Aaron Shust's blog

His music can be found through his website, Here.

Here are two songs I clung to after Chase was born, one of which Shust mentions on his blog...

"Blessings":
What IF the blessings come through raindrops?
What IF the healing comes through tears?
What IF a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know Your near?
What IF trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I don't know how I missed this news, but I am anxious to go check out his blog. :) I have never been through the "unexpected" part or dealt with any grief, since Julianne joined us via adoption when she was 2 1/2 years old. We were already crazy about her extra chromosome before we met her. With 5 more children with Down Syndrome to join our family soon via international adoption, we've only experienced the blessings part. The only hard part when you are adopting is the waiting to get them home.

    Praying for their family as they deal with the news and the upcoming heart surgery.

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