A lot of you have asked me what to pray for; no MS, no cancer, no more lesions, clean MRI, lower white blood cell count. Please pray for our family to feel a steady calm over the next week with “no fear of bad news, steadfast hearts, trusting in the Lord.” Psalm 112:7
My hero is an 8 year old boy with crooked, duct-taped glasses. Joseph went into his big “Testing Day” with a steady calm about him. “Will I have to get an IV?” The nurse said, “Yes, you will.” He nodded his head, let a few tears fall down his cheeks and said, “Okay.” He got the IV while listening to a Child Life Specialist read the letter from, Lauren (my 15 year old hero). Long story short, MRI, Spinal Tap and blood work are done! Joseph woke up happy and thanked everyone. Monday was the tough part for him. And, he handled it so well. He set the bar high. And now, the tough part comes for me and Jason… the wait. We will wait a week to hear results. That’s 168 hours to let a mother’s brain wander.
And wander it has, but to random things like… Spanish. The word “esperar” means to WAIT. And the word “esperanza” means to HOPE. Esperar & Espereranza. To wait and to hope are connected. The Spanish language has been with me my entire life. Not until now did I make that connection. Funny, isn’t it? That’s exactly what we’re doing now, waiting with hope.
Are you waiting for something now? An answer or a person or a change? Let’s link arms and hold each other up. Patience is hard. Trusting in the process is hard. Letting go of YOUR timeline and handing it to someone else, yikes. Remember, waiting and hope go hand in hand. I’ll be praying for you and for us, “May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Let’s OVERFLOW con ESPERANZA!