I had a beautiful post written. It was eloquent, heart wrenching, and sublime - it was the greatest piece of literature ever written. It perfectly described what we were going through, what tomorrow would bring, and how all would be well. Then, in the publishing, it got deleted. So, instead of sublime, you get this!
Surgery is tomorrow morning. We have to be at Children's Hospital at 5:45am. Yes, that's in the "morning." We are nervous, but trusting God. It is so hard to think about what Caelan will go through. He trusts us completely, and yet we are turning him over to be cut on and go through dangerous surgery that will be very painful for him in the recovery. As a parent, this is so hard. But, we know that it is for his best, and will in turn, begin the process of saving his life.
I guess that is how God is with us when it comes to some of the suffering that enters our life. While He loves us and wants what is best for us, at times, He allows difficult things into our lives so that our affection for this world is replaced by a hope in Him for the life to come. He, at times, allows suffering, so that we will find our hope in Him, the Source of Life. We trust the Lord in this and look to Jesus for healing and strength, and we pray that in all things, He is glorified. May it be so. Amen.