UPDATE (1/29/13) -goodnight-
Beckett had a very eventful day and seriously handled it like a champ. He’s usually quite temperamental (as mentioned before), but was so chill during all his examinations today. He began his day by receiving a new “PICC” line, then they removed his “Central Line” from his groin area, then had an hour long “Echo” Examination, then “Speech Therapy” came for the first time (they deal with feeding, swallowing, etc, along with speech if/when that’s necessary and we get to that point), then they did CPT on him (which is a vibration to break up any secretion build up and keep his lungs open) which he usually HATES…and he didn’t cry once. Unbelievable! I think he’s really making great strides and everyone seems quite pleased with his progress.
We continue to take it a day (and an hour) at a time, but we are quite encouraged with this progress and desperately PRAY for no more major hiccups.
Leah and I were discussing earlier today that if we were given a snapshot of what was to come this month, we would have certainly said that there is NO WAY we could handle it all. Though we often hear the phrase “God will not give you more than you can handle”…I do not necessarily believe that to be true. 1 Corinthians 10:13 explains that we will not be “tempted” more than we can endure. I believe that we are presented with many trials beyond what we can endure. These moments remind us to not depend on our strength, but HIS strength. I don’t mean to “preach”, but I feel that we need to learn to wholeheartedly lean into the Lord during trials and not attempt to muster up the strength to bear it on our own. These are the opportunities to live out 2 Corinthians 12:10…”when we are weak, HE is strong”. We are slowly learning to let Him be our strength, to rest in his peace, and swallow our pride during moments of weakness. The Lord is our strength, and there is literally NO WAY we could be doing this without Him!