Evidence of a Miracle {fmf: grateful}

Miracles DO happen!

Miracles DO happen!

I’m joining Lisa-Jo Baker and the wonderful writers at Five-Minute Friday.  This week’s prompt?  Grateful.

My son graduates from 8th grade on the 22nd of May. It’s not a BIG deal, but trust me, it’s a BIG DEAL!
We hit the wall, when he was four years old and diagnosed with leukemia. The wall that said we don’t know if he has a future.

The wall that blocked off any peek into his education or his growth. The big, giant, scary wall that actually prevented us from seeing the next five minutes, at times.

Evidence of a miracle.

Evidence of a miracle.

The worst parts of that wall came in the middle of the night when blood leaked from compromised veins and when fevers burned their brightest.

That wall sometimes rose so high and was built so strong that I feared it was a permanent part of our lives and would hold us captive.  That gigantic, fearsome, powerful wall that built itself without our permission.

For too many years that wall forced us to go directions we did not want to go. The effort to scale that wall left me worn out and discouraged.

But God has knocked down that wall. My son is in remission. And he’s graduating from 8th grade in less than two weeks.

How can I be anything but grateful?
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  • Sarah

    I have two major milestones on May 22, and now, a third. Praying for your precious boy as he heads to HIGH SCHOOL, right? Happy Mother’s Day, mama.

  • This. This is the most beautiful and amazing thing I have read all day. Congratulations to your son on his VERY BIG DEAL graduation!!!
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    • Thank you for your kindness, Marcy! And while this might sound weird, thanks for thinking it’s a big deal too! 🙂
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  • Mel

    This makes me cry happy tears…what an amazingly awesome, HUGE deal! What a celebration you will have! Congratulations to him and happy Friday to you, friend! (((hugs)))

    • This kinda made me cry happy tears too! How blessed we are! Thanks for your encouragement!
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  • Congratulations to your son on graduating middle school! Miracles are wonderful big deals to share with the world. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

  • Such a miracle! I’m so glad your son is here and enjoying a major moment in life (graduation). 🙂
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  • Thank you for your comment on my blog. I wanted to let you know how touching your post is to me. I am a pediatric oncology nurse and have worked in the field of oncology for 17 years now (12 years in peds). I love hearing about children and families who have fought and beat cancer. It is inspiring and it is why I can continue to do what I do. You are the heros in my life!

  • Oh how my heart leaped at your words. Beautiful! I am just absolutely praising God for your wonderful gift of your dear son. Thank you for sharing your story. What courage and strength! I am speechless and inspired by your son’s victory and of course your family’s victory as well. Praising God for His miracles!
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