Saturday, July 10, 2010

Joey update 7/10/10

Updates for Joey can now be found here. Please continue to pray for them. It looks like he might be headed home soon for a few months respite before his next surgery. I've been so blessed to spend a little time with him and his mom in the hospital and wow. All I can say is that grace is given to those who need it. Kate and Pat are accepting this cross with resolution and peace and even humor. I could not do it (do you hear that, God? COULD NOT DO IT!). So many physical and emotional struggles to deal with day in and day out. All the "little things" now that his life is not in immanent danger. "Little things" like not being able to nurse him. Not being able to hear him since he can't cry because of a messed up vocal chord. Having to have someone by his bedside 24/7 since he is unable to cry (read: sleeping on a hard "couch" in the hospital room for weeks). Having to watch your other children struggle with all the upheaval and lack of normalcy. Watching your little one have all sorts of uncomfortable things pulled in and out of him and knowing that these are the least of his worries. Knowing that this is the long haul. You know, all those little things...
They are people of great faith and great thankfulness and are a witness to all of us. Joey's whole life, from conception until this very moment, points to an example of two followers of Christ truly living the Fiat and we are blessed to bear witness to it.

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