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I experienced grace several times over the past week.
Last Wednesday, Heather wound up in the hospital...in the ICU to be more specific. The first 48 hours were terrifying. We've been so fortunate to be overall healthy people. Neither of us has ever been admitted into a hospital. So as ER doctors were trying to explain what was going on, and while we were trying to absorb the information as best as we could, we both were freaking out. We didn't talk about the freaking out parts too much as we didn't want to freak the other person out even more. We were freaked out for many reasons, but one of the largest parts of the whole ordeal for me was fear. What if something happened to her? I did my best to keep the 'what if' bugs at bay, but they crept in every now and then. I'm not going to lie - I didn't always handle it well.
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Heather is recovering now. She's home and normal life is finding us again.
There were moments when tears came to my eyes throughout those 5 days (and still come), but they weren't always because I was scared. Sometimes those tears came out of awe and love and feeling like I could never find the right way to say thank you for all of the things big and small that were done for us. On Christopher William's album, The Silence in Between, he has a song called, Daughter's Eyes that makes me tear up a little each time I hear it. The chorus is the closest I can get to articulating how I feel:
Who am I that I should have all thisWe are truly blessed.
Who am I to understand
All these gifts that have been given
And this grace that pours into my hands
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