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Surgery, Stitches and Stillness

Surgery, Stitches and Stillness

There was a familiar face standing at our door.  Dr. Killian, who has guided us, counseled us and been a phenomenal pediatric orthopedic surgeon for Cole had finished the surgery and stood ready to give us the report.  All in all, the surgery was fairly quick and successful.  In one hand, he held and x-ray and in the other a baggie with Cole’s hardware. As he proceeded to share with us the medical details of the procedure, our hearts breathed…

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Letting go… while holding on

Letting go… while holding on

Cole is in surgery right now as I type.  We just walked down the long hallway as a family (Cole got to ride down in his bed) and then we stopped at the bubble wall.  And then it happened… I had to let go. Leaning in for one last hug, prayer and “Daddy loves you” is a moment any parent would want to hold on to forever.  Literally and physically.  But then the moment was over and I had to…

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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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We’re here!

We’re here!

We’ve arrived at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. We have a 9a (CST) scheduled surgery time. Of course, we’d be more than okay with being discharged due to a miraculous healing! But either way, join us in praying that God’s name would be made great and His plans would prevail in Cole’s life. Pray for Dr. Killian and his team this morning. Pray for our peace and comfort and that our faith would be made strong in trusting the mighty hand of…

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