Today I’m thankful for my sweet Caleb. Well, he’s not technically mine but he and his family have been a significant part of our lives on many levels. Medically speaking, Caleb should never have been born. His heart was enlarged and there was simply no room for anything else. God intended from the beginning that Caleb be born with chubby cheeks, great story telling abilities, and an energy for life that is hard to match. So that’s exactly what happened. Caleb’s mom is one of my tribe. She’s had to jump into the medical world, adjust to a new normal, and try to keep everything in balance. As much as it is a wonder to watch Aidan slowly make progress, it is halting to look at Caleb and think, “He’s full to overflowing with life when he shouldn’t have even taken a breath.” God is a game-changer and I’m thankful for that.
This week Caleb is going in to the hospital for the first time since he was born for some tests. It’s time to take another look at what’s going on in there. I packed some goodies for him to keep him occupied. I figured, if you work at a children’s hospital you should expect your patients to be packing heat. Don’t be deceived by the sweet smile. He’s got a nerf gun, doc, and he’s not afraid to use it.