Two emergency room visits over this past week.
At age 5, she has been diagnosed with a generalized form of epilepsy.
She experiences regular seizures (both small and large), and we are working diligently with medical professions to best manage her condition.
We know we are not the only parents coping with this type of brain disorder in a child.
We also know everyone, at some point in his or her life, deals with issues that are personal and painful.
Some people may just be better at hiding their pain.
At these moments, nothing else matters.
When Sophia’s seizures started, I stopped worrying about so many things.
I didn’t think about my career.
I didn’t stress over my credit card debt.
I couldn’t tell you who was still singing on American Idol.
I had no idea who was in the NBA playoffs.
I couldn’t write a blog post to keep up with everyone else.
I had no interest in Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.
All the other family problems went silent.
The following quote says it all:
“When everyone is healthy a family has a million problems, when someone is sick there’s only one problem.”
When Nothing Else Matters
At times like these, I am thankfully reminded there are only three sources of strength I can lean on…
The pain doesn’t go away, but going through life’s hurdles alone would be devastating.
My soul is weary with sorrow;
strengthen me according to your word.
I pray you have someone to lean on as well when nothing else matters.
What has been your experience?
What advice do you have?
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