The Lord has brought a wonderful new friend into my life. I am thankful for all of my friends, but this one is very special to me because she is one of the few people I know that really knows what it’s like to have a “special” child. She understands that our lives no longer revolve around shopping trips and dinner dates. Even baseball games and play dates have had to be put on hold for a time being. We get excited about babbles and smiles and even first steps from an 8 year old! We encourage each other to keep going and keep trusting in the One who holds our futures.
My new friend has been on my mind a lot today because she is waiting on test results for her son. I know she is anxious and worried because these tests will supposedly tell her what her child is capable of doing. Years of research and studies have been done, so these tests are very accurate, according to the doctors. This brings back memories of when Caleb had his last MRI and EEG. Those tests too are extremely accurate. Yet, Caleb’s results baffled even the head neurologist at a well known children’s hospital!
In September of last year we took Caleb to have a 24 hour EEG and a MRI done. Neither of these tests had been repeated since that fateful time in January the year before. We had already discussed between us (my husband and I) that no matter what the tests said God was still in control. Sometimes we have to keep reminding ourselves of that! When the results were back and our neurologist brought in the “head” neurologist, I knew the news was not going to be good: a mother just knows these things! He showed us the pictures and explained that Caleb’s brain had shrunk, yes, shrunk! There were lots and lots of empty spaces on the picture. My husband did the only thing he could do at that moment and told Caleb that it was now confirmed that he was indeed an air head! (You just have to learn to laugh moms!) Well, the doctor apparently did not see the humor in the situation and commenced to explain just how little of a brain our child has. I asked him what that meant and he said that with a MRI like this, Caleb should not be able to do any of the things he is doing; it just isn’t possible because he does not have even ¼ of the brain that a “normal” child his age should have. I was so happy to hear this! The Lord had said that He would heal Caleb so that no one would doubt it came from Him and not man! How great is that? Of course the doctors could not comprehend why I appeared to be happy about this, so I calmly told them that it would not surprise me one little bit if when they did another MRI that it showed no brain, but yet Caleb would be up walking and talking! “Mrs. Pack,” he said. “You know that would be impossible.” “Yes, but what you just also said is impossible too, right?” I left that hospital with a spring in my step instead of with dread. God is still working, and He does not need an MRI to tell Him what He can and cannot do!
So, to my dear kindred friend I say: Listen to the results. But do not trust in them. Put all of your trust in our Mighty Father, who loves us and wants only what is best for us. He made the human body out of nothing but dirt. Never doubt that He can heal our little ones, no matter what scientific studies say!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him The LORD is their strength And He is the saving refuge of His anointed. – Psalms 28:7-8
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