Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16
A few years ago, when we were going through the struggles of wanting but not having children, this was one of two verses that I clung to as if my life depended on it. I read it and quoted it to myself every single day for almost two years. It brought me much comfort back then and it will bring me that same comfort in the days ahead. Now it just comes with a different meaning. We met with the neurologist today and James does indeed have Cerebral Palsy. His EEG was normal but the MRI showed slight damage on his brain. He has a very mild case of cp and the doctor feels confident that with therapy(lots of therapy) he has excellent potential to progress rapidly and function almost normally. The MRI also showed that he has a lot of fluid in his ears and needs tubes. He also said a visit to the orthopedist is in the very near future for shoes and or braces for his feet. We went in his office today expecting this news so it was not a shock or gut wrenching blow like last time. But it's still so very hard to know for certain that he has this disease. However, we are so thankful to have only had to endure 3 weeks of limbo. We know what his infirmity is and now can move forward with that knowledge and get our son the best care possible.We are heart broken for our son and dread the obstacles that he will have to endure through out his life. As his parents we dread the obstacles that we will have to endure for him. But our hearts are filled with joy tonight because our gracious Lord mercifully gave us the children we so desired. And granted such a precious little being to be our son. His smile lights up any room he enters and he constantly steals the hearts of all those he comes in contact with. Again we ask humbly that when you pray, remember us.