Wednesday, August 21, 2013

9th Grade Miracles

Today's the day.

We sent this guy off to high school for the first time.

High School. What the What??  I swear I was just playing Rescue Hero's with him. . .

He was so nervous and excited last night.

As he was getting ready for bed we prayed together, thankful for new beginnings and exciting new


As countless memories came flooding back, one in particular was standing out.

See that big guy up there was a very sick baby/little boy.

In and out of doctors/hospitals and ER's.

The incident I couldn't get out of my head was when he was about 15 months old and he had been so sick and had stopped breathing.  We were in the ER of our local children's hospital and they couldn't get an IV started because he's veins had just collapsed.  Where they had tried to begin a line it hadn't worked, and he was just laying there starring up at me with blood dripping down his chunky little arm onto the floor.  For as long as I live, I don't think I'll forget those moments.
When they were finally able to get a blood sample they came back with news that was far from good.

We had a very long journey that ended with heart surgery when he was in Kindergarten.

There were many times along the way, that the thought of him being a relatively healthy teenager was so far out of scope we couldn't even have imagined it happening.

The fact that he walked through these doors this morning whispering under his breath, "Mom do NOT cry",  is a testament to just how good God really is.

I live with a walking, talking, moody, funny, smart, handsome, teenage miracle.

I've pleaded with God over the years to 'heal my boy', to 'just let him be Ok Lord'. And today I get to praise him with remembering all the waiting rooms and sleepless nights He's brought us through, all the miracles He alone has done.

Even when we can't see it, He's at work.

Even when we don't feel it, He's at work.

Even when it feels so desperate, He's at work.

When you feel like you're losing it all, hold on to His promises.

Miracles still happen.

I should know, I've got one who calls me mom!

Blessed to remember and praise,


Diane said...

OHHHH Sweet Friend! Happy First Day of High School INDEED! What a miraculous journey you all have been on and oh how good our Lord is, how faithful He remains. Celebrating this special day with you!

Angie said...

Thank you!!


Gayla McKinney said...

Keep telling this story, Friend! May many young, struggling moms find hope in this! Bless you for sharing!

Angie said...

Thank You!

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