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Back in Bham

Back in Bham

In some ways it is hard to believe that it has been two years since we first stepped into Children’s Hospital here in Birmingham and in other ways it seems like just yesterday.  I’ll never forget the emotions surrounding our early morning arrival in June 2014 to prepare for the first surgery that would start Cole with a necessary and hopeful intervention for his Perthes disease.  We were anxious and apprehensive not only with the surgery but with his future….

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numbering the days

numbering the days

All throughout this journey, days have had major significance.  There have been monumental days – diagnosis day, surgery day, cast removal day as well as seemingly more mundane days. But I’m always reminded of what Scripture teaches us in Psalm 90:12, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”  Days are important and they aren’t guaranteed, but they are a gift.  We are admonished to number our days – to remember, cherish, celebrate and…

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The X-ray of our Souls

The X-ray of our Souls

It was a year ago (January 24, 2014) where a series of x-rays would not only change our son, Cole’s future based on what they revealed, but would also serve to reveal all of our souls – laying them bare before us as the year 2014 unfolded day by day. That January Friday was a fairly uneventful day.  We were still reveling in the excitement of adding son #4 to the family just 5 days earlier and planning to celebrate the…

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Recovery… again

Recovery… again

Recovery is a word we never want to take for granted.  And even though today’s procedure paled in comparison to previous ones, having your child have get wheeled away from your arms (even if he gets to go by the awesome bubble wall there at Children’s Hospital) is a tough process and one we haven’t gotten used to. But praise God, Cole is now in recovery (complete with popsicle) and doing well.  Dr. Killian gave us good news that the…

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Laying Down Stones

Laying Down Stones

Throughout Scripture it was a common practice to lay down some stones and build an altar at a place where God had met His people and worked in power.  Then when children, grandchildren or even great-grandchildren would pass that place and ask, “Why are these stones here?  What is this altar for?” – they could be reminded of the story of God’s faithfulness to His people in that location. Our lives should really be no different.  Whether small encounters with God…

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