I’m just putting the title up now so I can remember what I’m suppose to write about. I get ideas and the next thing I know they disappear right out of my head. I am really flaky lately. SO this is the topic for tomorrow…. Surrendering
Ok, Peeps! I’m going to try and finish this quick because I still have to finish my hair. I’m taking a break to cool off. Let’s hope this helps the puppies with baited breath!!! ROFLMAO! That WOULD make Andrew a God then! LOL
I wanted to talk about this topic because it’s been coming up every time I talk about Andrew and his time in the hospital. I have NEVER seen such courage and grace dealing with such horrific conditions. How many of us could, with a smile on your face and 2 thumbs up & say “Let’s do this!,” get a needle in your spine twice a week and get chemo shot in it!
Or would be able to always say you’re awesome and give the 2 thumbs up when asked how you’re doing even tho you have so many ulcers in your mouth and throat that you can even swallow your own saliva let alone a drink or food???
I don’t know anyone who could do that! Yet not only did Andrew do that but he did so much more! Those are just a few examples of the courage and grace he showed all of us while in the hospital. He stunned the hospital staff with his positive attitude. He never wavered from his beliefs of what a positive attitude could do. He ALWAYS believed in The Secret and LOA. He continued to stay focused on what he wanted and NOT on what he didn’t want. or what he didn’t like that was going on.
Andrew showed me the true art of surrendering while going through his treatment. He never fought it, he never complained about it, he accepted it every step of the way.. He looked at it as one step closer to getting out of the hospital and home for good. Even when they wanted to re-do his spinal biopsy because they didn’t believe the results of his remission! He didn’t get mad or upset. He told Dr. Barbosa, “Let’s do this and show them the truth! We know the truth!” He went not only with a smile on his face but he had them all laughing during the procedure! Ok, the verset had something to do with it too but it was mostly Andrew! Not a lot of kids would have agreed to do it again or go willingly with a smile on their face & laughter in his heart!!!
Andrew showed me how to surrender to situations that you can’t control. When fighting serves no purpose. If you read back over the blog you will see how many procedures he had done to him. It is unbelievable! The pics of me and him on oxygen here is the day they punctured his lung to do a biopsy! They had to go through his chest and stuck a needle into his lung! He hated that oxygen machine more than the procedure! He never complained about the procedure! He just said that he could tell they had been messing with his lung! REALLY? Just messing with his lung?? He did it with amazing grace and even smiled for the pic with the 3 of us!!
That is surrendering and showing courage and grace. Now that I am going through my own devastating blow of him leaving, I want to make him proud and honor him and all that he showed me.
SO when you find yourself in a situation you have no control over, remember Andrew and surrender to the process, you will have more joy that way. As hard as being in the hospital was and all that went on, because Andrew surrendered, we had a lot of joy and fun and tender intimate moments with him. Moments some parents will never share with their teenagers. We are Blessed!
Thank you Muck for all your beautiful examples how to live life to the fullest! You are my Hero!!
IT REALLY IS ALL GOOD! :-D :-D :-D