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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Choosing to be Grateful

Goodbye kiss from Papa
I just had a wonderful lunch with my beloved husband.  He and our youngest came yesterday afternoon to spend the night to visit with me and Nathan. It's been a wonderful 18 hours.

But I was starting to get very emotional about him having to leave right after lunch.  Very emotional.  I don't know when I'll see him again and I haven't seen my daughters for a week now.  Things could have turned ugly there in the sobbing department.

But then I heard a still, small voice urging me to get a grip and focus on what's RIGHT and not what's wrong.  I haven't been great at that the last few days.

So, with that in mind, we spent the second half of our lunch date brainstorming ways that things are going okay.  Here's what we came up with:

  • Nathan is safe and fed and physically healthy
  • I have a wonderful place to stay at the Ronald McDonald House
  • There is free wifi at the hospital
  • There are Wii consoles and copious amounts of movies and dvds for Nathan
  • The food in the cafeteria is pretty good and not nearly as expensive as is could be
  • We have a private room in the ER (as much as possible)
  • Ian is currently working a contract job he can do from home, so logistics are somewhat easier
  • Our girls are well and healthy
  • Our youngest is doing fairly well in this awkward, confusing time
  • All the doctors are in agreement with a specific course of action for Nath
  • There IS a great facility out there for Nath. . .it's just not ready yet
  • We have amazing friends and wonderful prayer support
  • We have a loving God who's got this all under control
Brothers saying goodbye

So, that's a whole lot of 'good' to counteract what isn't going great at the moment, isn't it?

And it's these things I'm going to fix my mind upon.

It's going to be okay.


  1. I love the picture of him and "Benjamin Button." <3 Too sweet.

  2. Seeing them together was so beautifully sweet it was painful. They miss each other so much. I balled like a baby.


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