In just a short time, we have learned that each day could hold its own challenges and also its own victories.
Yesterday (Monday the 10th), we arrived to learn that the PICC line team was not going to be able to insert his PICC line which in turn meant I was not going to be able to hold him for yet another day. In that small moment, I was so disappointed. I underestimated the longing you would have to hold your own child and it was hard to be asked again to continue to wait patiently. Townes was referred to a radiologist for a consult to see if he would be able to insert the line so we remained hopeful.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23
And just as quickly as the challenge comes, a new JOY enters! We learned that as of 12:00 pm on February 10th, Townes is officially approved and on the transplant list! We raise a hallelujah! So now we sit still and wait upon the Lord.
“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you…” Ezekiel 36:26
Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped; therefore, my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him.”
Today, February 11th is a great day!
Townes’ PICC line was successfully inserted this morning and by mid-afternoon our longing as new parents was answered! We got to share in the most special moment of holding him for the first time – he settled into my arms immediately and my heart was filled with so much joy and gladness. Today is a day that we will remember and forever cherish.