Many of you long time readers know the story of Landon. If you don't you can read it here: Landon's Birth Story.
In a nutshell, Landon was born with a blood clot in his arm, had a stroke, and was in the hospital for 52 days. We almost lost him. He almost had brain damage. And he almost lost his arm.
BUT HE DIDN'T.
Instead Landon went from this....
I love an almost. It just let's me know that God is working for us. He was at the hospital before we got there, he was there when we had our emergency C section, and he was there for 52 days after. He's still there.
Back then I could hardly imagine Landon as a 7 year old. Back then I didn't know when we were getting out of the hospital, how I would care for him, or what his prognosis would be. I felt like I would collapse. I almost broke under the pressure. Instead friends and family were there to rescue us.
There are challenges ahead. Landon's arm is growing at a slower rate than we hoped. We are now going to have to explore bone lengthening surgery. When I think about that I almost start crying. But then I look at Landon, how happy he is, how full of life and love he is. And I know we'll make it through.
I'm so proud to be Landon's Mom. I learn so much from him about forgiveness, and what perfection really is.
So if you have something you are barely holding on for. Feeling like you almost might not make it. Remember: I love an almost. And God does too.