while he’s had a few seizures here and there,
we are so grateful for the access to medication that we have.
we do not take this for granted.
not for one dose.

 

but the hard part is that the effects are so subtle.
and i mean so subtle that after
and only after
his body has adjusted to the new dose or medication
do i realize what an effect it’s had on him.
and that the L that we saw for the past week or however long it has been
has not actually been the L that we know.
and not the L that God created him to be.

but then the fog lifts and i put him to bed for his nap
and he can’t stop giggling.
and so i too, leave his room giggling.
and praising Jesus.
praising Jesus for the giggling little boy
and praising Jesus for the times when the little boy does not giggle, too.
because i appreciate who God has made L to be
much more when i have not seen him for a while.
we are so grateful for all of it, indeed.

 

 

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.

Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way:
in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;
in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;
in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;
in truthful speech and in the power of God;
with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report;
genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown;
dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;
poor, yet making many rich; having nothing,
and yet possessing everything.
2 Corinthians 6:3-10

 

3341. inspiration
3342. a clearer idea
3343. school-made pinwheels
3344. our summer list
3345. a clean mantle

 

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