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Thursday, December 18, 2008

coming home

We're finally home after a long hospital stay. I am just now finishing this up so I am behind. I will just add below, something I wrote for the carepages and loved it and wanted it to be here.

As I reflect over the last few weeks, I am just amazed when I ponder what our bodies can do. I am so thankful for all the medical advancements we have made over the years that have facilitated our own abilities. (get ready for the longest sentence I have ever written) I am even more amazed how a child can be poisoned, liver function altered, thermostat regulator impaired, cells dying, hair falling, eyes darkening, skin drying, membrane breaking, nutrients depleting, electrolytes plunging, heart beating too fast for a little boney body to contain in his constantly expanding chest, can receive the gift of sustainment through those advancements and prayer, then from what appeared/seemed to be/ wasn't it though??/near death.. (you nurses know what I mean and how he looked) and yet is very slowly, by God's great design...recovering. How could such a body have exploded and evolved into such a wonderful working machine?? Is it perfect? Does it always heal/ work right? No, but I have seen more miracles in this year than I can describe. I am continually amazed and in awe of Him and the strength He gives this precious boy who in his weak body is so brave and full of courage, peace and strength that comes from a deep trust that he is loved and created for a purpose. Even now, I see each day the workings of those cells we can't see, silently, by pre-design, dividing, building and repairing. Even though in this fallen world one cell made a mistake and divided into many mistakes, his little body is trying to keep doing what it was designed to do. I am so thankful. WE are so thankful.It has been quite an experience for our family this year and it is good to be able to share some of our heart as we go through a sort of whirlwind and yet...there is among the storm much calm and peace. A family that is clinging to each other and the One above and the love and prayers of all of you. Wow.

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.