My 5 year old nephew called me this evening.
Ethan: "Aunt Yvonne, can you pray for me?"
Me: "Yes baby! I will pray for you tonight!"
Ethan: "Ok, I don't wanna hurt no more."
That last sentence broke my heart. I was already in tears when he asked me to pray for him but when he told me he didn't want to hurt anymore, well that's when I totally lost it!
My nephew had to have surgery early this morning. Two weeks ago, he went in for a procedure but there were complications and so, he had to be operated again. I just want him to stop being in pain! I just want him to be a normal kid again. My poor sister and her husband are beside themselves. Ethan is a very special little boy. He's faced many health challenges since the day he was born and has endured countless operations, procedures and all kinds of medicines. He is my hero. He is a fighter and a champion. I love him so very much! All day I've been touched by the enormous outpouring of support and well wishes and prayers we've received from my friends and family and strangers even. My family and I are truly blessed!
The doctors were very optimistic that today's surgery corrected the problem and he will be fine. We are all praying for this to be so.
Really, this is all that's been on my mind today.