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!