Have you ever had a day not go as planned?
We often tease that this is most days for us... along with the realization that life doesn’t really slow down, it seems to accelerate.
I drove over a nail today on my way home from taking Josiah to school. 🤷🏼♀️ And came home to find that Judah has a low fever, enough for us to decide to keep him home to rest before his next two big days at the Mayo Clinic. #curveballs
Chad and I have tag-teamed this morning running the home, making lunch, schooling the kids, caring for Judah - I will never take for granted the gift it is to have Chad home with me!!! ❤️🙌🏻 He left moments ago to take the car in before picking up Josiah up from school. Within minutes Judah’s body was convulsing, taken over again by seizures. I watched in wonder as Ellie and Isaac calmly helped me. This odd moment of reality set in, recognizing how comfortable they are with seizures. There wasn’t any fear or anxiety or sadness in their eyes! They were calm. They were focused. They were strong. We all helped Judah through the seizures, then life returned to normal. They chatted with him and stroked his hair... loving their brother well.
Something different has come over our home recently. A confident hope. A joyful expectation. Our hearts feel strong and rooted, even while our minds and bodies are a bit more tired. ;) We know this isn’t too big for our God. He already has this taken care of. He isn’t worried or concerned. It’s all covered!
At any moment I will be able to joyfully declare Judah has gone a night without seizures.... a day without seizures, a week without seizures.... that he is seizure free.
In the meantime, we have the opportunity to praise, to be joyful despite circumstances, to practice service and perseverance, patience and the laying down of our lives for something greater.