I think it’s about time for another update. First off, I have a few loose ends to tie up. 1) Beckett’s fever is much better. I know that “no news” can tend to be troubling, but I assure you that we would have posted something if it would have only gotten worse (or even simply continued). Thank you for your patience and understanding.
It really still astounds me just how much support we had (and still have). I was just at a wedding last Friday of a good friend from my undergrad years, and I was amazed at how encouraging and supportive everyone was about Beckett and the journey we have been on. I knew it would probably come up in conversation here-n-there, but it was overwhelming (in a humbling way). A couple even approached me during the reception and began by saying, “You don’t know us, but we pray for your son every night still.” And then the husband proceeded to pull out a picture from his pocket and showed me a picture of their precious little girl, and said, “…and so does she.” Amazing, right? The following morning I drove to Ohio to play in a golf scramble with my Dad. As he was introducing me to people, he introduced me to one woman who stopped during our intro and kinda sheepishly asked, “Umm….wait…do you happen to have a son who was in the hospital…..” She paused for moment in which I proceeded to break the awkward silence and said, “Yes, my son’s name is Beckett.” Her eyes got big, and she said, “Wow, it’s so nice to meet you! It’s like meeting some sort of famous person!” in which I quickly debunked. On-n-on I could go. It’s been amazing! Beckett’s life has touched so many, it’s truly inspiring to me. He’s such an amazing little boy, and in so many different ways.
2) The second loose end is my job situation. Long-story-short, I accepted a job and begin this week. I am honored to announce that I will be working at Taylor University in their Admissions’ Office. Sooo….if you, your son/daughter, or grandchildren are looking for a good school…I’d love to talk with ya. 😉 But in all seriousness, I’m honored to have this opportunity, and excited to begin! God is so faithful…all the time!
Back to Beckett. He’s standing now!!! I don’t know if you’ve gotten the chance to see the video I recently posted, but he’s standing…and kinda beginning to figure out walking. Yes, yes…most 18 month olds are by now…but don’t forget who we are talking about. It’s amazing to watch Beckett’s progress. He just continues to catch up developmentally so quickly. I’m so proud of him, and so are his therapists. He probably scoots on his bottom 75% of the time, and crawls 25% of the time. But now he’s standing, and he loves it. We cheer and cheer when he pulls himself up (which is awesome in-and-of-itself), and he’ll try to clap right along with us. It’s so cute.
All-n-all, he’s doing quite well. Leah started her new job this week, I start this week…we are truly blessed. But if I’ve hopefully learned a few things during this journey, we are not simply “blessed” because everything seems to be “going well,” God is truly good All The Time. Our “blessing” is because of Him and the person of Jesus. We are so grateful for so many things, and our gratitude is not hinged upon how smooth life is. We’ve seen hard times, and there may be more to come…but we are thankful for the moment at hand.