This is my world right now

543929_4770983826607_1191132235_nFew things focus your thoughts like the serious illness of a child. This is something I had more experience with than I would have preferred when I was raising my children. I am reliving many of those days through the hospitalization of a two-month-old grandson.

What is important? The here and now.

What do you think, dream, and pray about? Your child’s return to health.

Beeping IV pumps, the whir of oxygen flowing through tubes, the flashing monitors that you can’t help watching … the face of your baby, the feel of his skin, the rhythm of his breathing, how much he eats and wets and opens his eyes … This is where you are. This is your world. This is your focus.

My lullaby, sung over an over as he lays in my arms . . .

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Praise Him all creatures here below.

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

2 thoughts on “This is my world right now

  1. Dear Kathy…

    I send my prayers up to the heavens on behalf of your little grandchild. I know this is so very hard for you even though your faith is strong and unlimited.

    Love… Jaren


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