And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
This verse helps remind me that the rough patches we are going through now will come together for a victory down the road--we've just got to keep walking in faith. It doesn't mean it will be easy. Should seeing your child lose her hair be easy? Should watching her struggle to stand up be easy? Of course not. What it does do is completely change your perspective on the "little things" that suddenly don't seem so little anymore.
A fall last week left Paige with a very sore, very stiff left knee. Weak from some of the medications, she said it felt like her legs just buckled on her--sending her straight to the tiled floor in the kitchen. Thankfully, there was no fracture; it appeared she just bruised the bone. As the pain subsided and her body began to recover, we celebrated as she was able to:
- Get to a standing position by herself
- Lift her legs to get in and out of the bathtub to shower
- Move around the house more
- Walk through a store without pushing a basket for assistance
These "little things" will result in a 'gigantenormous' victory when this is all said and done. Paige will be stronger--physically and spiritually. God will do His work in her throughout this journey, giving her the opportunity to affect so many lives with her story and His story! V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!!