Friday, May 13, 2011

5.13.11 - 5 months

5 months.  I believe this is the longest stretch since Liam's birth that we have not been to the ER or in the hospital.  

I've been contemplating a lot about the past year and all the ups and downs we have faced.  I guess because I know it's getting close to another "surgiversary".  This time last year I was making preparations for Liam's full repair surgery...Getting caught up on my work, paying off the round of hospital bills from his tube surgery and making hotel reservations for surgery night so we could be close by just in case...What a difference a year makes.  This year, we are making plans for our first family vacation, planning summer outings and taking daily walks to the park.  I guess I am feeling overwhelmed at the goodness and grace of God...of how great things are right at this moment in our lives.  Amazing things are happening even amidst our friends and family, and all I can really say is that, yes, we are truly blessed, deeply humbled and so grateful for this peace and quiet waters we are now experiencing.  

I never expected to SEE God answer so many prayers in my lifetime, nonetheless so many even within the past few months.  I truly stand in awe.  Not a day goes by that I don't stop and think about the Grace we have more visible ways than ever expected.

"Praise the Lord, oh my soul 
And glory to the King 
Forever you are robed with majesty 
We come to You oh Lord 
And lay our praise at you feet
How great is Your love 
So much higher than the heavens 
With faithfulness that reaches the sky."

Lyrics by Mercy Me, "How Great is Your Love"


  1. How wonderful!

    Yay for planning such "normal" things for you family this summer! I'm so, so happy for you.

    God is GOOD. All the time@

  2. I remember feeling that same sense of being so overwhelmed with the blessings in our life. It is truly amazing when you get to experience those first normals like going on a family vacation and walks in the park with your heart child. Praising God for all of the miracles He has worked through Liam!

  3. Hi Liam!
    My name is Jenna and I came across your site. U are a courageous, strong and determined fighter. U are a brave Warrior, Smilen Champ, and an Inspirational Hero.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease.