Know that you are in my thoughts during this time of uncertainty in your life. I know what you are going through.
I know that may sound funny; yet I've been where you are at, plenty of times. I can't count the times I've spent the night in a hospital waiting room, awaiting word on how my child is doing, not knowing what the next hours may bring. For all I know, it could be more bad news; it was a scary time; still continues to be.
Yet God got my child through the rough patches; by a miracle, she is still here, defying the odds placed upon her by doctors. No it isn't easy, yet I know that with my faith in God, He will get us through the valley; He always has done so before.
I will put Benjamin on the prayer list at church; I will have our church, our pastors lift him up in prayer. Seems that this will be the only thing that will get him through.
When I first heard the news that Benjamin was in the hospital again with bacterial meningitis, my heart sank to my toes. That's awful!
Is there anything I can do to ease the pain at least a little? Do you want me to come to the hospital; or do you think it would be better if I just stay home, take care of my own affairs, stay out of your personal life, knowing you need time to grieve/pray as you go through this crisis? Let me know; I am here for you, no matter what you may decide!
Benjamin is a special little boy who's made an indelible mark on my heart. I knew he was destined for greatness when I first met him five years ago; in fact, I still feel this way. He has a good heart, a gentle spirit, and he doesn't let his problems stand in his way. He is one of the happiest, most positive little boys I have ever met!
Whenever I hear that he is sick, I put my own life aside if only for a moment, spend time in prayer, thinking of him, praying for another chance. It seems God has been listening; Benjamin is still here, beating the odds; what's one more crisis? He'll probably beat that too; he's surprised us before.
Don't give up hope. God isn't through with your son. He has big plans for Benjamin, and I know that He will heal him this time around. You just gotta' have faith, learn to trust in Him, know that He is in control of the situation.
Well, Tamar, I am going to let you go now. I have to get my Melissa ready for bed, give her her breathing treatments/inhaler for the night, and make sure she goes to sleep. She sometimes doesn't want to go to bed; she'd rather play! LOL
God bless you and know that I will be keeping in touch. Try to get some rest yourself and know that there are many people who love you and are praying for you and Benjamin!
~Love, your friend, Elizabeth, Melissa's mommy. :)