I've been wanting for a while to relaunch a blog, but every time I find time to sit down to write, I feel like I don't have much to say. But now I feel like I need an outlet, and this is going to be it. Not the way I would have ever chosen to re-launch, but I think this will be good for me, and maybe helpful for you along the way.
I'm writing from the Parents' Lounge in BC Children's Hospital in Vancouver. We're here because on Thursday night, doctors found a mass on the liver of our 22-month-old son, Davis. We don't know exactly what it is, but it's very likely cancerous. We're here because on Friday morning, Davis was airlifted from the Penticton hospital to this one since they can give him the help he needs. THe next few days will be very long for us because there's going to be a lot of waiting on test results.
I've been praying since we first found out. If you don't know, I'm a Christian, and recently became a pastor in my church. I've been praying to the God of the Bible, the One who's called Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The One who's come in the flesh as Jesus of Nazareth, whom we are getting ready to celebrate at Christmas once again.
I've been praying that God would give us a miracle, that He would simply remove the tumour and heal Davis. I know He can, but I also know He can work through "ordinary" ways like medicine. I've been praying for peace - that peace that passes all human understanding. We can't imagine how peace is possible in a situation like this, but it is through God's presence with us by the Holy Spirit, who points us always back to Jesus, who gave Himself for us.
Since we've told our family and friends what's going on, we've had so much support it's been overwhelming (in a good way). We have appreciated it all so much.
I've been giving updates on Facebook, but I thought this would be a better place to do more updates. There's a lot I'm thinking about, and a lot I want to share, and it's probably better to do it here than on Facebook.
If you'd like to come along with us on this journey, you are most welcome. We've got a bit of a road ahead of us.