God is in the Timing: Part 2, The Testing. (Read Sign of Hope the previous post first.)

Remembering the blessings in a time of suffering..

Laughter: Carbonated Grace

That evening after the doctor’s appointment, Tommy’s fever broke. His eyes sparkled and he was his funny independent little self again.
“Everybody start looking for pots and vases,” I said cheerfully, as I organized the older children and my husband into a treasure hunt for containers for the daffodils. We found dozens in diverse sizes and appearance and brought all the beautiful golden blooms inside the house. Everywhere you looked, it was Easter. Everywhere you looked there was the love of God and hope for the future.
The year continued with Tommy still succumbing to frequent illnesses, but I clung to my sign of hope, believing that God would heal him without surgery. Tommy turned four in November and a week before Christmas I took him to the heart specialist for his yearly tests. I had been told in the beginning, that sometimes these heart valve defects closed on their…

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About Eileen

Mother of five, grandmother of eleven, great-grandmother of seven, 1955 -1959 Rice University in Houston, TX. Taught primary grades; Was Associate Post Director of Religious Education at Ft. Campbell, KY; Consultant on the Myers/Briggs Type Indicator; Presently part time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for Architect husband of fifty-seven years. Blog: Laughter: Carbonated Grace

Posted on May 12, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Myra Berghane

    Wonderful story. It’s good for us to remember these miracles. Sometimes they seem like another lifetime, but they happened and will happen again. God is with you both and Julian will be blessed by the waiting – don’t know how or why, but I think at our age we just have to let go and trust – as you did with Tommy. I’m sure it will keep happening until we’re dead, when we really “let go”. I’m praying for you, dearest friend. May you experience God’s love and peace during this stressful time.

    • Thanks, Myra. I’m not deluded that I know how this will turn out, just believe that God is in it.
      So, it’s just up to me to pray for grace to go with the flow.

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