Another great day! Beckett broke down a few times, but truly all-n-all, he had such a pleasant demeanor nearly the entire day.
I held him for a little while this morning waiting for Leah to get here. She decided to take today off to be able to spend a little more time with Beckett before his surgery on Tuesday. Tomorrow will be an “eventful” day with family here, a photographer, and our Dedication with Beckett. I spent a little time today brainstorming and writing down my thoughts and ideas for what I want to say/pray at his Dedication. It was a great time reflecting and pursuing a proper perspective for these past six months (I may post the prayer sometime tomorrow, or within the next few days). I’m not confident I will be able to get through it without breaking down…but I’m gonna try.
Leah’s parents were down here again today as-well-as one of Leah’s best friends from High School. As always, we enjoy the company…and appreciate the consistent support from all our friends and family (and “strangers”) throughout these entire 6 months!
It got a lil tense again today. They actually taped off a section of the hallway today because of an emergency. It’s always semi alarming to watch the crash-cart get briskly wheeled down the hallway to someone’s room. And with these new facilities, they are able to do a much better job shielding off what’s going on. Soooo, we don’t really know what was happening or if everyone is ok…but it certainly reminds us how fragile these other babies are as well. We are so thankful for a fairly smooth past few weeks, but continue to pray and lift up those other families around us that are going through some terribly trying times….we’ve certainly been “there” (to a certain extent).
So, we have to carry on….counting our blessings, thanking God for another day and another day to enjoy our son. Please God, continue to heal his heart and use his life to bring you glory! May many come to know and meet you through the life and testimony of our son! Amen!
— with Leah ‘Whiteley’ Rupp at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.
I’m amazed…though probably shouldn’t be…at how often God is placing Beckett on my mind – multiple times each day…multiple times each hour…so each time I’m praying, praying for him, your dedication tomorrow and the surgery on Tues.