We are so thankful the the boys have had a good couple of days. We are also thankful that they really only have issues with their respiratory systems at this point, too. One of the nurses told us that she would take chronic lung disease over brain bleeds and digestive issues, because the lungs continue maturing and developing for many many years. It is good for us to hear that because it allows us to change our perspective and find more things to be thankful for...and we need that right now. Kate said that she thinks the boys have been doing well because their grandma can watch them all of the time now, so they have been on their best behavior!!
Yesterday was the visitation for Kate's mom. I think the whole family was kind of dreading it, but my feeling looking back was that it went really well. A TON of people came, which is just a great testimony to the kind of lady that Mom was. We did not do an open casket, but Kate made these beautiful little "gifts" from Max and Wes with their pictures and a set of their hand prints and foot prints and a note telling Mom how much they love her and how much they will miss her, and we put that in her casket. Today will be a tough day. Please pray that the family will be given an extra outpouring of God's grace as we say goodbye to Mom.
John 11 verse 4:
4When he heard this, Jesus said, "This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it."