Wednesday, January 4, 2012

thank you.

You may or may not know, but this last year has been pretty tough in regards to the health of our family...

Long story short, our youngest daughter Jaelyn, at 6 months old had to be put on oxygen for over a month due to a virus.  We thought we were in the clear, but a few months later she got sick again, causing her to be on the oxygen once again.  The doctors said it's common for little ones to be hospitalized and need oxygen supplement for a few days when battling illnesses, but not twice in one year.  That being said, we have spent the last five months trying to figure out why she needs oxygen every time she gets sick.... Test after test... Specialist after specialist... Everything always comes back "normal." We still don't know why...

On top of that craziness, our other daughter Addison was hospitalized last week due to low oxygen caused from a simple virus... My first thought was, "WHAT THE HECK? SERIOUSLY? HER TOO?" I normally like to look on the bright side, but when your baby is crying and saying she's sad and just wants to go home, you can't help but break down and wonder why your kids are having to go through this..

I still don't have the answers to a lot of my questions and may never will... But what I do know is that in times like these, God dumps a big dose of humility on me.. I am so encouraged and humbled by how much support we have from those around us.. Whether it's getting a text asking if we need something or seeing a message on Facebook saying, "Praying for you," it gives me that much more strength and faith..

So... thank you. If I haven't been in the past, I hope to one day be the encouragement to you that you've been to me.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another" - Proverbs 27:17