On this Memorial weekend, two precious and miraculous boys were given perfect healing. While I am so happy that they were made whole and are now enjoying the rewards that Heaven has to offer, I am so sad for their wonderful families that are left behind.
I can't even begin to imagine how difficult the loss of sweet Ben must be on his family! He was an 8 year old boy that was loved SO much and who's life was an absolute miracle! I fell in love with Ben from afar, so I can only imagine how loved he was by those who actually knew him! His Momma gave him more love than I thought was possible to give on this side of heaven and now he is basking in the awesome love of God! Thanks for inspiring me Ben! You and your Momma filled my heart with joy and you will be dearly missed!
Another sweet boy, Carter, lost his fight this weekend as well. I couldn't help but smile when I visited Carter's blog! He had the sweetest face and such an innocence about him. He was dearly loved by his family and I can't imagine the hole that was left behind now that he is gone.
It just doesn't make sense when a child is taken so soon, especially after all they have gone through in their life. But, I do know that God's purpose in these boys was great and that His job for them was finished. It saddens me to see them go so soon and that their families are missing them so, but I'm so very happy for these little warriors that are now basking in the glories of God!
Please pray for these inspirational families! I pray that God gives them comfort, strength and peace as they walk this life without their sweet boys!
Our family had a busy weekend that was filled with lots of work and lots of fun! Well, most of our family did lots of work and had lots of fun....Gavin is still coughing a lot and his oxygen sats are up and down, so he and I layed low for most of the weekend.
He seems totally fine some of the time and then he has huge coughing fits and then gags and spits up. I am not 100% sure what his O2 sats are, because the sensor keeps failing on his oximeter machine, so I hope I'm getting a good reading! I ordered a new sensor and it came on Saturday, but it was the wrong kind! Since it was working on and off, I just waited until this morning to call for a new one. So, hopefully his sats are where they should be! It's just weird, because one day he seems to be better and then he is sick again the next day. Hopefully this clears up soon!
There have been a lot of big things going on with our family, lots of activities and many decisions to make. I feel exhausted from all this thinking, praying and activity! But, I am trying to keep my focus on God's plan for our family.....and knowing He already has it all figured out is a huge relief to me!
The boys only have 3 1/2 more days of school and then they will be home for Summer vacation for the next 3 months. I am usually looking forward to this, but this year, I am kind of dreading it! I know that it will be great having my boys home with me....I am always happier when we are together, but I have a feeling they will be keeping me very busy the next 3 months!
Gavin will be going to school part-time (He will still be going for 2 1/2 hours a day, but it will be just 3 days a week, instead of 5.) over the summer and I am not sure how I feel about this either. I know that keeping him consistant is a good thing for him and this will give me some one-on-one time with our older boys, but I kind of wish Gavin was staying home with me as well.
So, lots going on! I'm feeling so sad for those who are suffering! I'm thankful for the health and blessings that our family has been given! And, I'm trying to rest in God's faithfulness to all of us! Amen!
"Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me." Psalm 40:11