Holding our family close these past few days. Waiting for precious bits of news. We know our little friend will need another surgery this week to get even more of the tumor out. We are trying to navigate our role in this. We want to be supportive and sensitive to this family. If you have any ideas please share.
It is through times like this when you appreciate who is truly there for you. As a home schooled kid this was Cal’s best friend. So we walk lightly. We appreciate our times more. We appreciate each other more. You get such a vision for prayer for it… that you are almost confused when others seem to be going about their day. Recently someone approached me with ridiculous gossip about me… laughable on so many fronts… luckily for me there is a contract to dispute such nonsense.. but all I could think was, “Wow are people still gossiping, don’t they know there are parents in hospital rooms with a son in surgery.” It is in that moment I realize how much my priorities have shifted.
There is so much to be done, friends. People need your good words. They need to know how they matter to you. Our friend was a normal boy a week ago… and now this. Give no attention to the toxic voices… they are there just to try and sway you from the good and perfect plan that has been started for you! They are on their own path… you are on yours. Take tea with friends. Color with your kids. Toxic people and the ones which can’t extract themselves from their gravitational pull will always be there … but time with the ones you love is never guaranteed. Pour into those relationships.
~Please keep praying for our friend. Like I said, it seems the tumor was bigger than originally thought… so his whole family must go through yet another surgery this week. He has such a great attitude through it all. He is such an inspirational 11 year old boy. I know Cal is going to try and get into the children’s hospital again this week… but with the added surgery that may now be postponed.