I was sitting outside early this morning in our backyard, having my quiet time. I relaxed in my PJ’s and robe in a comfey lawn chair with my steaming hot cup of coffee and my bible and notebook on hand. I enjoyed the warm sun on my face as I took in a deep breath and paused for a moment to thank God for all the answered prayers.
Our journey started months even years ago with Ashton, but last summer was the beginning of fresh tests and trials. We received his Noonan’s Syndrome diagnosis this past February. We found out that he has a mutant gene at PTPN11 and it effects many areas of his body including his growth. After going to weekly doctors visits and having many tests done in May and June I am happy to report that he is really thriving. He has grown over an inch after just a couple of months on growth hormone therapy, gained 2+ pounds and received good reports from various specialists. He saw a Hematologist who tested him for a number of bleeding disorders and blood coagulation issues and everything came back normal. . .and so did the ultrasound on his kidneys and bladder. We also found out this Spring that his eyesight has improved dramatically and he can see in 3D for the first time. He celebrated his 8th birthday in May and we are still celebrating the good reports we have received recently.
When I saw this lone daisy blooming in the flower bed this morning, I coudn’t help but think that is often how life goes. Everything can seem hopeless, lifeless and stagnant . . .and then light comes bursting in. I’m thankful that God stays faithful even in the dark times and that he brings us through every valley. My prayer for you today is that you see some sign of how God is at work in your life in the midst of whatever challenging situation you may be facing. And just as he has brought Ashton through to a more stable place, I am certain He will bring you through too. I pray He renews your hope today and you experience His love and grace in a fresh way . . .and may it overshadow any darkness around you.
Psalm 112: 4 When darkness overtakes him, light will come bursting in. He is kind and merciful . . . (Living Bible)