I am happy about all the good news I hear about my mom. I love my mom soooo much. Life has changed a little bit because mom doesn’t do all the stuff she used to do. Instead of her cuddling in my bed at night, I cuddle with her in her bed. Now she watches movies on the iPad with me in her room. That is fun. – Lewis, Age 5
When we found out we were pregnant with Lewis, we knew God had a plan, because we evidently didn’t. In talking with the doctors recently, they said it was likely 4 or 5 years ago that the cancer started inside Tara. That means that with God’s foreknowledge of our cancer, he thought it best to sneak in one more encourager who would help us in this part of our journey.
We are crazy about each of our children in different ways. Lewis is the best encourager. He has a special way to Tara’s heart. He has been the one to rub her bald head and say, “Mom, I am praying for you.” He rubs her feet when she is not feeling well. He fills our home with songs of praise to God, and it is quite loud I might add. He is the one who most often asks to pray at the dinner table or at night, and he is thoughtful to bring Tara up in those prayers every time.
In about two weeks, Lewis will turn 6. His kindergarten year is almost over. Time is flying. This time of Tara’s sickness could be most memorable to him because he will have only faint memories of Tara before cancer. This will certainly impact his life. It already has. And a big prayer of ours is being answered right in front of our very eyes; this is a pivotal point in his faith.
Tara is feeling MUCH better today. But feeling good or not, God is faithful to give us joy in this season of our life.