Tuesday, March 20, 2012

One Week Later

Let me begin this post by saying, "Thank You!" to you for your sweet words of encouragement and prayers. My phone and email were lit up the entire week as so many of you took the time to send us scripture and remind us of God's faithfulness following the surgery. Each of you blessed us beyond measure...and we are forever grateful.

For you parents out there you can relate to the first day your sent home with your baby from the hospital. You get home and just stare at that sweet bundle wondering, "They trusted me to leave the hospital with you?! Were they nuts?!" That pretty much sums up my mental state as we drove away from the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Glancing over at my best friend in the passenger seat, with his new bionic spine, those thoughts came rushing back. The fragility of his neck made me want to turn the car around and entrust him to people with fancy titles like, R.N. and M.D.

But Trip reminded me that Northside Hospital wasn't the Marriott and we didn't have money trees growing in our backyard. {Rats.}

This first week has tested each of us in unique ways.

For Trip, he is having to find the patience to take each hour as it comes. He has had to fight back the fear that his pain will not last forever and that with each new day he will heal and get stronger.

For Jack, he has struggled to find peace in the midst of so much change. For the first few days, he wouldn't even look at Trip since the neck brace distorted the image of strength in his father.

As for me, I have had to learn to trust the Lord entirely for my strength to fulfill the needs of both Trip and Jack.

The Lord reminded me of these verses in Isaiah and I wanted to share them with you. I am confident that regardless of your circumstances, you will find great comfort in knowing that our God will never grow tired or weary. And even more... He will never leave you alone.

Isaiah 40.28-31
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

Even youths grow tired and weary...

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.


  1. I'm feeling bad that I didn't contact you this week. YOu all have been on my mind and in my prayers. Thank you for being so transparent. I love those Isaiah verses so much. They bring me hope and courage when I read them. I pray Trip will see a strong recovery.

    1. Michele, your prayers were exactly what we needed. I am so grateful that you would go to the Throne on our behalf. Much love to you.