Wednesday, September 05, 2012

How Sweet It Is

If JJ wasn't crying...
Today, as I was driving, it struck me; life is getting easier!! I wasn't exhausted, no one was sick, and we were going to be on time somewhere without too much effort or anxiety. It was a miraculous realization. And, my life suddenly became much sweeter, not because it is problem-free or without challenge (it isn't), but because of where we have been.

Sleep helps; getting a good night's sleep has definitely made a difference in my life. Answers also really help; we have understanding and diagnoses, treatments and plans. Mostly, though, God has carried me through some of the darkest, most difficult days I have ever experienced. He gave me was the strength I needed to take just one more step, just one more.
He was really sick.
But mostly, he was crying.

Isn't he cute?!
And now that steps are not nearly so difficult, I find that the effort and investment in taking those agonizingly difficult ones paying off. Though this journey has been lonely, though few have walked beside me through the dark, God has never left my side. As I face an uncertain future (with more doctors to see, understanding to seek, diagnoses to get, and plans to put together), the confidence I've gained in God's grace and love is priceless.

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