Reflecting and Giving Thanks


We are in the hospital.


Sitting here this time is strangely like living a different life. My kid had an asthma flare up. How “normal” is that?

1 out of 5 American will struggle with asthma and allergies.

44,000 people a day have an asthma attack.

1,200 people a day are admitted to the hospital with an asthma attack.

(Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)

Being admitted and discussing his symptoms with the medical staff was so odd.

We are so familiar with the severe. The traumatic. The life-threatening.

Asthma and allergies were always the least of our concerns.

So here we are. We are not in the PICU because he is no longer on a ventilator. We’re not trying to uncover some mystery illness or bring a child back to life.

We are just trying to support breathing and help this flare up subside.

Please pray for him. For children with chronic lung disease, asthma is not a walk in the park by any means.

He had a rough night but finally got some sleep by 3AM.

So we are grateful that it is nothing worse and it is impossible for me to walk through these next few days without reflecting on last year at this time.

Last year.

A year.

A year of walking out of the valley of the shadow of death into life and hope.

If you want to remember with us, you can go HERE and start from the bottom and read up.

Because though remembering is so very, very hard, Remembering fills me with Gratitude.

I don’t have much else to say.

Give thanks with me, as you pray for Mattie today, give thanks for the miracle that is his life.


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