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Thing I Hope You Take For Granted

May 21, 2010

– Going to dinner with your spouse on a Friday night.

– Being able to go to your daughter’s tap recital without making lots of phone calls and arrangements.

– Going to church with your entire family.

– Being able to take your child with you when you need to run to Target for toilet paper.

– Fixing dinner.

– Mowing the yard.

– Anonymity

– Being able to promise a child that their sibling will be there at their first soccer game…first day of pre-k…next birthday.

– Getting to sleep next to your spouse.

– Giving your child tylenol and sending them back to bed when they have a fever.

– Sleep.

– Watching your toddler chase your preschooler down the hall.

– Feeding your child a spoonful of applesauce.

– Hearing your child say his first word.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Jill permalink
    May 21, 2010 3:20 pm

    This makes me sad 😦 I wish I could do something to make things easier on you all.

  2. soonerhawkeye permalink
    May 21, 2010 3:21 pm

    Oh, Vanessa. I am so sorry that Brock’s illness has so deeply affected your life. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much your son’s illness has affected him and your life. I know this is “normal” to you now, but I look forward to the day you and your family to return to “normal” normal and we can hear about Brock’s first day of school :). Hang in there, lady.

  3. Pam permalink
    May 21, 2010 3:43 pm

    How sad this is. And what obstacles you must go through for a normal day. And the obstacles and mountains you have already over come. With smiles on your faces and your heart with the Lord. My prayers are that all four of you have a good and normal life very soon.

  4. Shannon Edwards permalink
    May 21, 2010 8:13 pm

    Hang in there Vanessa, things will get better. These are things we should not take for granted, and I Praise God that I can do these things. It stinks not having a normal life. But God is lifting you and Brock & your family up for the rest of the world to see what a great example of Believers you all are.

  5. Melanie permalink
    May 21, 2010 8:41 pm

    Wow, we have lived through most of those emotions. Normal, age appropriate things are so amazing and celebrated here. Our life is not what anyone would call normal, but we have adapted to it pretty well. We continue to pray for your family and the little things that are often overlooked by most people.

  6. May 21, 2010 8:50 pm

    i needed this reminder tonight, i’m ashamed i get so caught up in the muck of life and take for granted His blessings like these. i pray even now these blessings will once again flood your life.

  7. Alicia permalink
    May 23, 2010 5:59 pm

    This totally made me cry, Girl. Thank you for continuing to be such an awesome witness to the rest of us. Love ya 🙂

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