For Mitch and for his family and for all who pray for him it is now time to wait for his rebirth:
As parents we begin making decisions for our children long before they are even born,what their name will be, what color to paint the nursery,what school they will attend, what they will eat etc. Never did it ever cross my mind that John on I would be facing the decison we made on Saturday. Our hearts broke in a million pieces at that moment and I doubt they will ever feel whole again, but in that moment we felt peace, knowing that along this path we have sought God’s will and relied on Him to give us the wisdom to make these decisions.
Mitchell is resting well. Aside from the oxygen mask on his face, he looks peaceful and perfect even without hair. Before when we talked about death he would cry and say “I don’t want to die.” On Saturday when we told him what was happening and how God was preparing his room right next to Grandpa Perman he just nodded his head “yes”. He knows in heaven he will not have cancer or experience any pain and will be fully healed.
John and I are again without words to express our gratitude to each of you for your continual support. To our dear friends that have guarded Mitchell’s door to allow us to have privacy during this time, who have rubbed his feet so my hands could rest, who have provided us meals around the clock and lent us your shoulders for our tears, we are grateful beyond words. These are moments when we see God at work in not just our lives but in yours as you show us daily how God intended friendships to be. We love you!
To our dear friends who have provided for us through prayer, finances, and encouragement……we love you as well. Your tender hearts have provided our family with the gift of time to spend with Mitchell without worry. Your generosity will also allow us to grieve and recover from this long hard part of our journey without a financial burden. Again, words aren’t adequate to describe our appreciation.
There is no “status” to send regarding Mitchell. Right now we just wait, we touch and kiss him each moment we can and reassure him that we will see him again someday soon. Please pray for a swift and peaceful passing and for strength for our family.
I will leave you with a scripture I found thumbing through my bible this morning.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6