Saturday, September 10, 2016

It's Been A Year


Today is Grant's "Cranioversary".
And if you saw him on the street, you'd never know the story his first year of life has to tell.

One year ago today he had his surgery that took us to "the other side" of cranio.
The miraculously quickly healing side of craniosynostosis.
Today's tears are joyful.
They are reflective.
They are proud, relieved, mesmerized, & grateful.

I've referred to this last month or so as the final step in the cycle of emotions this journey has taken me on.  I've looked at pictures, read my blog, and watched videos I didn't even know Doug had taken in the hospital because I was so focused one thing - remaining faithful and calm for our Sweet Baby Grant. I've read and reread notes and emails and comments and prayers. 
"My staff is praying for Grant".
"We've been praying for you guys at faculty meetings".
"Our church is praying for healing".
At this time last year I knew hundreds of people were praying for Grant and our family.  What I realize now is that number is exponentially higher than I had ever imagined.

I feel "fall to my knees" humbled and blessed by the love and support that kept us lifted up this entire journey.  The mercy and grace bestowed upon us by our loving God was eminent in you all as the hands and feet of Jesus.  I couldn't imagine going through this without the promise of hope the Almighty Healer ALWAYS brings as He truly is good ALL the time.  And I most certainly could not imagine how this would have looked without the love and support of our friends, family, & and our church family.

So how are we celebrating this milestone?  I am behind the mic this morning at church and am thankful for our dear friend, "Mr. Jeff" for letting me choose a few of my favorite songs for praise & worship today.  And DOUBLE shoutout for putting together the video that would have taken me forever to figure out on my own.  Thank you for saving me hours of frustration!  ALSO to his "other half" Diana for supporting this task on Jeff's already crazy long "to do" list.  We love you guys!

I've mentioned before that this blog will be printed for Grant as a keepsake.  I want him to always know how brave he was and how brave he made me.  How much he is loved and how unshakable God's love is.  When Uncle Teddy baptized him, our congregation welcomed him into the Lord's family as a child of the same Heavenly Father to work together in His kingdom.  I pray he uses this story as a testament to his own faith one day just as I use it to mine.

Thank you all for being a part of his story. Thank you for joining us on this journey. 

 Lord knows we never could have done it alone.  

I LOVE his beautiful noggin'.