Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Blessed Easter

I wish you all a blessed Easter. The boys and I have been visiting family and friends in Pennsylvania, and having a great time.

This time last year, as many of you might remember, Eric was in Texas Children's Hospital. I remember attending church Easter morning, with that perpetual brick in the pit of my stomach, at Christ Church Presbyterian, a wonderful Houston congregation who took us under their wing. I remember the Easter baskets, candy, and stuffed animals that came into Eric's room. What a difference a year can make.

In December, Eric started playing his trumpet again. Last month, he resumed playing soccer. And a week ago, he flew to Pa. in an airplane, without complication. In eleven months since his discharge from TCH, Eric has accomplished everything the doctors told us he couldn't or shouldn't ever do again. He's starred in a theater production. He sings in our church choir. Last month, Eric spoke his testimony at a Christian youth conference. He wouldn't tell me what he said, but I heard it was mighty powerful. To quote Eric on a day relatively early in his hospitalization last February, "God answers prayers."

He is risen!


beverly said...

It brings tears to my eyes when I think of what faith has done for your family. Prayers are powerful. I am so happy for Eric and the whole family that he has the determination to achieve the impossible. Blessings to all of you. Have a safe trip home, see you on Thursday. Love you.

GerdieMom said...

Blessed indeed! So wonderful to spend time with all of you!

Anonymous said...

As GerdieMom said, wonderful to spend time with all of you! Sad to see you go. .... m

Common Household Mom said...

During your visit with us I was thinking in the back of my mind about the miracles - that it worked out that y'all could see us, and that both your boys were sitting there just being normal kids - not something we expected a year ago. It's so wonderful to have this positive answer to our prayers for Eric, Andrew and your whole family during Eric's illness.

Happy Easter!