Friday, November 5, 2010

Three years ago today

Three years ago today we learned the depth of Kale George Fletcher's strength.  Three years ago today, he fought to live.  Three years ago today, we came face to face with one of the most comforting and frightening lessons that a parent has to learn...having complete trust in God and the people He empowers to care for your sick child while all you can do to help the situation is sit there and pray. 

Three years ago today, some very skill blessed and dedicated nurses and doctors saved Kale's life.  Three years ago today, God was active in an emergency room at Arkansas Children's Hospital.  Three years ago today, we found out our child had been born with an undetected heart condition. 

Today, we have a happy, onery, stubborn, loving, persistent, tractor infatuated three year old son who brings joy and love our lives daily.  Oh, and he also happens to have a heart condition.  Today, we are thankful for the fact that he is so stubborn and persistent and that he probably has more fight in him than both of us combined.  For each time he makes us want to go nuts because he is so stubborn and persistent, there is a small part of us that smiles because we know its that same stubborness and persistence that fueled his fight three years ago today. 

1 comment:

Trish said...

This made me tear up and smile all at the same time! (Wishing the "yucky pregnancy nausea" soon passes!)