I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord… Wait for the Lord; Be strong and take Heart!
Wow! In some ways it seems like years since we began this journey, but in other ways, only a blur. To think that our little man is finally home and the long hospital stay is finally over…..the only words that can come in explanation are, “Wow, that was totally the Lord!…He sustained and kept us. HE was so good, gracious and merciful to us during that time.”
The funny thing is, though we may talk about this journey in a past tense, we are still on it. At the end of every hard hike usually comes a gratification by the AWEsome views. Even so, we have only just climbed a “high peak” in our walk and are now experiencing a breathtaking reward…well worth the hike might I add 😉 The Lord continues to sanctify and work in us, even with Charlie home…which is wonderful! We are still on the same journey, but the Lord has and continues to answer many prayers on Charlie’s behalf.
Now that we are all back together again, there is a new business and atmosphere in our home. One filled with more Joy, Peace, Diligence, Dependence on the Lord, quality family/sibling time and much more. Not to say these things were lacking before, but they have been tried and tested and purified to a new level… “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within [us], will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Phil 1:6
Charlie is developing mental and physical skills rapidly (taking a strong major in the cuteness arena). He loves to roll over and hold his head up; He reaches for us when we go to pick him up; He enjoys discovering new toys, textures, and scenery; He can support his own neck and back very well. There is nothing quite like sleeping with this little guy in your arms…he is so precious.
As we settle Charlie in and return to life as a family once again, we are putting our focus to the start of another exciting school year (I am sure many of you relate)…while still soaking up the last few weeks of the warm summer outdoors. 🙂
More to come… Savannah Dale