Wednesday, August 17, 2011

4 Years Ago Today and Look How Far He's Come


I have to admit, this was the first year that I did not dread this or even remember what it was the anniversary of.  It wasn't until this afternoon that I realized that my mother-inlaw's text that she loved us and was proud of our son made since.  In my eyes that is a blessing.  Yes, now I am getting teary-eyed remembering but what healing must be taking place in my life to get me to the point where I don't dread Aug 17th.

On that day all of our dreams for our son were shattered with the doctors words about amputation.  We thought of all the things (we thought) he would never be able to do.  Not in our wildest dreams did we imagine all that he would be doing today!

Are there still down days, hard conversations, and daily trying to have faith that God has a purpose for even this...yes, of course!  But thank God for his redeeming power in our lives.  That He continues to work in and through us and that I know He has and will continue to do the same with Bryson!

By the way, I do eventually plan to update all of you on Bryson's summer, especially Nationals, but I need to wait until I'm caught up from being gone on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks and the kids are in school!



amy said...

Yea for all of Bryson's amazing accomplishments!! he continues to inspire... Best wishes to him and your whole family for a great new school year!

Anonymous said...

Somehow I always knew he would go on to do great and wonderful things. That was just an inconvenience because he is so young he can adapt so much better and I admire his stick to it attitude and most impressed with the way you have handled this tragic event. You have found strength and courage and discovered that God only allows a few special people to experience these trials as he knows that the people he intrusts will use each situation each trial and each tragic event to demonstrate to others His love. A preacher one time told me when I was faced with a very awful time and told my son that same thing.. It truly let us put another perspective on our crisis. I know I am a better person for having the privilege to know you.. as will others.