It’s been a good day yet again today. Leah had to leave this morning for work, but left on a good note with Beckett smiling at her and (for the most part) maintaining a good attitude. It’s been a bit more of a challenging day for her, as this upcoming surgery has really begun to hit home again, emotionally, for the both of us. She mentioned to me that she couldn’t help but break down a little today when asked about the upcoming surgery. No fault to any of her co-workers, we know people are just concerned and care about us and our precious son, it’s just a bit emotional and intimidating right now (and probably will be for the next few weeks). These past 6 months have been intense (to say the least), and it’s just difficult to disassociate what we’ve just experienced, with what we FEEL like we are getting ready to relive. When, in all reality, we have no idea what these next few months may look like. It could go quite smooth, it could be worse, or it could………….what does it matter? Remember the silly little acronym that I’ve been “hash-tagging” for months now? One.Day.At.A.Time (ODAAT) It’s our mantra (and it’s biblical…Matthew 6:34), and we need to stick by it. We’ve always told ourselves that if we were actually shown a highlight reel of our past few months before all this began, we think that we may have collapsed and probably hid in a corner somewhere. That idea is completely applicable to our current situation and fear. It is understandable to be concerned, but we must tackle this journey one day and one moment at a time. Please pray that we seek God, his truth, and all that we have been promised by him through scripture. Pray that we seek his will, and that we pray audacious prayers of healing on behalf of our son’s life.
On a bit of a lighter note…we are loving all the votes for the Gerber/Beckett photo(s). We think we chose 4 really good photos, but it was even difficult on our end to narrow it down to those 4 (as we have thousands of photos at this point). Eventually, I may need someone to help us tally all these up. If you are the kind of person who may (for some reason) enjoy that…I may “employ” your willingness eventually (once the voting slows down).
May God be forever praised throughout the life of our son! I love you Beckett!
— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
You know it is so very and totally understandable that you are fearful thinking about Beckett’s upcoming surgery. You are his parents, you love him and you are human. God knows that and understands. You both are strong…just keep reminding yourselves of what you’ve made it through with God and “Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord.” Psalm 31:24. You both and your families keep hanging in there and we’ll keep praying you through. Go Beckett…go Leah…go Jonny!