Sunday, February 16, 2014

Little Things Become Big Victories

Our family has experienced a world of change over the last five weeks, to say the least.  The search to treat Paige's pneumonia symptoms resulted in a leukemia diagnosis.  How does that happen?  How does a girl who has been healthy her whole life suddenly develop a life-threatening illness?  It doesn't make sense.  It's not fair.  It wasn't in our plans--but it was in God's plan.  

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" became big victories for a girl who, independent from the get-go, has had to rely on us for almost everything the last few weeks.  Getting her port de-accessed today gave her the freedom to be 'wireless' until our clinic visit later this week.  It's the first time in five weeks she hasn't had tubes coming out of her body--and she's ready for that small break!

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!! 

1 comment:

  1. Amen! We're praying for all the little steps to continue ... until we can all celebrate Paige's ginormous victory, in Jesus' name! <3 ~Coppelia