“The creator of the heavens.
The one who stretches them out.
Who spreads out the Earth with all that springs from it.
Who gives breath to it’s people
and life to those who walk on it.” Isaiah 42:5
Yes, that God… My God is doing a little happy dance with us today. Our God is high-fiveing and celebrating right along side us.
The hospital called.
The neurologist listed it all off, like a grocery list; “MS-no, Lesions-gone, Cancer-no, Not even a history of Lymes, No more cranial swelling, No more enhancement of the cranial nerves. Yep, he looks good.” She asked if I was still on the line but I was too busy crying in absolute shock to answer. Did you exhale?
Deuteronomy 4:9 says “don’t forget the things your eyes have seen… don’t let them fade from your heart as long as you live.”
I can’t forget Joseph in the hospital; pale, weak, skinny, sad. I can’t forget how he woke up so angry from anesthesia realizing he had a line put in his chest. I can’t forget when he was waiting to blow out the candles on his birthday cake but was working so hard to pull his eyes together. I can’t forget driving down Charles street to one appointment after another week after week. I can’t forget phone calls to any and every doctor, “Can you help me? My son is sick and I need help.”
“What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight.
What is whispered in your ear, PROCLAIM IT FROM THE ROOFS!” Matthew 10:27
This is my “roof” and I am shouting it friends! There has been a lot of dark but the whispers of “I will hold your hand” from Isaiah or “Be strong and courageous” from James and “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go” from Genesis… Come on! That’s what we’ve been holding onto, breathing in!!! And the exhale is a snot-nosed, red-eyed, blubbering ME, ready to hug everyone and dance all day!
I want the pain, the beauty, the victory to leave it’s imprint on my heart and yours. We’ve learned too much, right? And life being life, there will be more. So, let’s carry these lessons together.
Also, the neurologist said she has “no explanation for why Joseph was so sick or for why he is fine now.
Whateve’s Science, Spirit’s got this… If I see you, I’m hugging you!