Tuesday, October 11, 2011

One Year Later: Reliving God's Grace

Copeland rocking the Youth Specialties messenger bag I got from NYWC
This is the face he makes when we ask him to smile.

One year ago, I was waiting for the results of an MRI on my tiny son's body, hoping and praying that the possibility of a spinal tumor was simply that--a possibility, nothing more.

One year ago, I suffered alongside my son in the PICU as his body was pumped with steroids to reduce the spinal hematoma that was causing all the problems.

One year ago, I was overwhelmed with so many emotions--grief, anger, despair, hope--as I waited in the hospital to hear whether my son would be okay.

My wife wrote this on her Facebook yesterday:
It was a year ago today that Copeland was in the hospital suddenly unable to walk. After a barrage of tests we heard words like paralysis, loss of bowel function and a whole host of other scary words regarding an epidural hematoma. 24 hours of steroids and 3 days in the PICU and he was running circles around the nurses. One of his favorite things to do these days is run and every time he does I am so thankful. God is good.
The word "thankful" barely captures the sense of gratitude and appreciation we have for the grace of God in our lives. Every smile, every cry, every time he runs and jumps and plays and calls for "dada" is a signpost for God's beautiful grace.

See the video below for what we were doing one year later:

How are you experiencing His grace today?

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