Today has already been a long day. We have blank note cards with pens on top of them in different parts of the house in case we get the call from the doctor. We want to be able to write everything down they say so we will be able to share the information with everyone. It is difficult to curb the anxiety.
Romans 5:3-4, "We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope."
We did have a great few moments at church yesterday. We were able to take Noah to the 11 o'clock service at Friendship. We were not sure how he would react to all of the people. He did ok for about 30 minutes. Jessica took him home after that so we didn’t get to say goodbye to all of our friends who wanted to see him. But at least we got a little bit of time with him there. That’s a huge lesson I have learned from this. Maximize the time you have and celebrate every moment!
As you can see, daddy got a new hair cut. Noah was very attached to his hair. He has been rubbing his new bald spot every day with a sad face. He doesn’t like to look at himself in the mirror. So I thought I would get a matching cut. (He likes to rub it.) Since seeing me we have laughed a lot about our weird hair. I hope this will help him deal with the many changes he is experiencing.
- John David
This is Jess - adding to what John wrote earlier tonight: I have to keep saying thank you for the emails. I feel so at peace about whatever the outcome of the pathology report. God has encouraged, given us hope, peace, and comfort through scripture and the emails of His messengers - you.
John posted on Facebook that a guy from news channel 19 showed up at our door today around 1pm - unannounced by the way - and wanted to do a story on Noah. We accepted, and surprisingly Noah cooperated during the entire shoot! We talked mostly about the miracle of Noah's story and how the Lord has helped us through the entire process. We talked BRIEFLY about the burn Noah received. What we saw on the 6 o'clock news only spoke of the burn Noah received, and hoped the 10 o'clock news would offer up the ENTIRE story, but that didn't happen. I guess "controversy" is all that they were after. I'm deeply disappointed in the outcome of the interview; I've been very nervous about the entire burn situation with the Athens newspaper and now the local Huntsville news station becoming involved. Children's Hospital helped to save my son's life, will continue to treat his medical condition, and I want no ill repute with them. We've given them an opportunity to make this right without taking legal action, and I have faith that they will. I just hope that they don't feel that we have instigated these reports in order to make Noah's situation more "public."
That being said, I'm off to bed. We should receive the pathology results in the morning - keep praying! We will post the news as soon as we have it! Here is a scripture that has comforted many times in my Christian journey, and I'm falling back on it tonight: "Wait on the Lord; be strong and take courage and wait for the Lord" (Psalm 27:14). He hasn't failed me yet - and I know He never will. So I will wait on Him to bring good news in the morning!
These posts are written by Noah's parents Jessica & John David Crowe. The default author is Jess, and those written by John David will be noted.