They all said that becoming a parent will change you forever, and you can never go back to not being a mom or dad. They were right.
Tomorrow it will be a month (four weeks to be exact) since Josiah entered our world in the most terrifying and miraculous way. And our world will never be the same.
I have never experienced such a wide range of emotions in such a short amount of time. I have never felt so helpless and heartbroken than when I watched my son’s silent tears roll down his tiny, tiny face as a breathing tube was put down his throat in preparation for surgery…just 30 hours after his early birth. I have never felt such an overwhelming sense of love than when countless family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers sent words of encouragement, prayers, meals, gifts, checks in the mail, and the list just goes on.
And through out each day, gratitude has become my ever present companion. It brings sparkle to our hospital room and shines upon every interaction I have with my sweet son.
Many of you have read my last post with an update on Josiah’s physical condition and what the doctors have told us thus far. We are still pressing in for creative miracles and for complete healing over our son.
But today, as I reflect upon the first four weeks of his young life, I’m astounded at his progress. And as a testimony to your prayers and to the goodness of our Father, I want to celebrate the ways our miracle son has…well, become a living miracle before our very eyes.
So, below are a couple of pictures from each of the last four weeks to visually mark his amazing progress. Read more…