Friday, August 8, 2008
Oh the places he'll go...
9 years ago tonight things were so different. Joe was SO sick. The doctor's exact words were "his lungs look like crap." This is a doctor who I have come to respect and admire very much. He tells parents the truth, no sugar coating it. Joe was sick, sick as they come. A whopping 1 pound 7 ounces and 13 inches long. He was always so much sicker than Matthew. My prayers were so desperate for Joe at first, "please let him make it through the night, then please let him make it another day and so on..."
And now at 9 years old. I am amazed and in awe. He is perfect. He loves God. He loves his family. He loves people. Do I get frustrated with him? Yes, all the time...but I think back to when I just wanted him to make it through the night and the things in life seems to fade away. Happy Birthday Joe! You amaze me with you strength and perseverance!
Posted by Laura Swymeler at 12:08 AM