Wednesday October 3rd, A Not-So-Fun Anniversary : (

Six months ago today, we were told that Ingram had a brain tumor and needed surgery.  We didn't know anything else at the time and had so many things running through our minds and were very scared.  As parents with very active young children, we're always going to the Urgent Care or the Emergency Room for stitches or glue on huge cuts, to our friendly Orthopedic guys for more x-rays of broken bones and fractures and getting fitted for walking boots and casts (yes, both of those are plural for a reason), and to the pediatrician for regular check ups and sick visits.  Never in a million years would we have thought that we would be going through Brain Surgery, Radiation, and Chemotherapy to fight for our son's life.  Never in a million years would we have thought that we would have to tell our daughters that their brother might die.  Never in a million years would we have thought that we could possibly lose our son to cancer.

But NEVER did we feel alone in this time because God was always right there with us and he always made sure the right people were in the right places at the right time.  We clearly feel as though our world has been changed forever since that phone call Tuesday April 3rd, but we also know that Ingram having cancer is being used to bring God glory.  It's kind of ironic that Psalm 9:10, which says "Those who know Your name will trust in You, for You, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek You," was a very prominent Bible verse in our home last year at this time; well guess what verse our kitchen counter card turned to today.  There are so many verses in the Bible that talk about God not leaving us, but the one I keep remembering is one Madison learned as a toddler to the tune of "London Bridges" in the Bible study I was doing at the time.  It was the children's lesson from Matthew and their verse was Mathew 28:20 which was "I will be with you always" in the two year old translastion; the song went "I will be with you always, you always, you always" and she would sing it over and over again.  I guess sometimes it takes a faith like a child to remind the adults of the truth.

From Playing Outside One Week...
...To Having Brain Surgery The Next Week...

A Lot Can Happen In Just Six Months...

And Our Story Isn't Over Yet! 

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful post, Ashley. This is such an important anniversary because Ingram has come so far. Who knew he would be so strong to do all of this and still smile and play everyday? What an amazing boy you have, and what a fighter. He makes us all proud.
    I remember when this first started and it seemed like such a big, monumental, insurmountable journey. But your family has pulled through it gloriously. If you can get through these past six months, you can do anything. :-)