Ben just walked up the sidewalk of his home in Colorado after giving me a hug and a huge smile. He is content. . During this Thanksgiving season, I am SO grateful for the path that brought us here. To find exactly what Ben needs to live a productive life at this stage of his recovery is a miracle. I praise God who never leaves us alone to fight or suffer. He had the miracle planned even when all I could see was darkness.
The weather in Colorado was warm and beautiful this weekend. Ben and I shopped and went to restaurants. We took drives with the music turned up. Saturday we spent time getting Ben's malfunctioning computer up and running. I put a few finishing touches on his room. But even with all the joy, this is not a fairy tale with a storybook ending.
The purpose of this blog is to show how faith, my professional training and a healthy sense of humor taught me and continues to teach me that Jesus Christ is always in control. I am a fellow learner as this journey for my child unfolds. My wish is that Ben's legacy gives others hope where there seems to be none. It is also my desire that the information I have assimilated with my medical mind and filtered through a mother's heart gives practical ways to deal with this ever-changing chronic disease. Finally, for the many friends and family members who continue to follow Ben's life change after the injury, the story continues.