Today marks 46 days of Tyler being in the hospital. He was diagnosed on Sept 24th. How crazy these last few weeks have been! We knew we had at least a 4 month battle on our hands, but none of us would have ever guessed it would have been this critical, this quickly. We're so happy with the progress that Tyler has made and we praise God for every good thing that is happening.
Michelle was told today not to get her hopes up on being home for Christmas. I told her to remind them that her entire family will be in the waiting room celebrating...and we'll probably bring our own Christmas tree. That should motivate them to get them out of there! But really, we're thankful for the care he is getting. The hospital has been so kind to us and Tyler is in good hands there.
Admittedly, there have been some moments of frustration between us loved ones these last few weeks. I mean, we're all at our exhaustion points of stress and emotions, so it's to be expected. Knowing we have a few more weeks or even months ahead, I'm encouraged by what Romans 12 says about love. I think our family has shown much of this to one another these last few weeks:
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
We will continue to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer for Tyler. Thank you for joining us in these prayers!