YOU GUYS & GALS ARE SUCH SWEETIE PIES!
I took Ethan to my hubby's office and several adorable ladies were angry with me for even thinking about stopping Ethan's updates here (just kidding!!!). They were sweet, sweet ladies that were genuinely saddened by the idea.
I had no idea...
Then I had emails. Even a text message! From others who were brokenhearted by the idea.
Seriously. I had no idea. And I'm sorry to make some of you sad! That's not what I want. I honestly thought it was "necessary" for some reason to bring closure to Ethan's journey here online. Maybe you all were tired of reading about us. Maybe there was nothing more to say.
But after all this feedback, I gotta tell you, I've been mildly convicted about all of this. Of course there is more to say! Ethan's ALIVE AND WELL! And how often do we not only get to hear about a happy ending, but actually live through it with someone, as well. And each of you have. You've lived through this with us and it makes complete sense to me that many of you want to continue "seeing" Ethan grow, develop, and live. The unending miracle. And listen to me, I would not want to rob anyone of such hope! Because ultimately, that's the point of Ethan's life. A message of Hope and the power of God. So I don't want to cut that message short by any means!
So if you're on board, I will keep typing, sharing, posting pictures and so forth!
Because there's certainly more to our story. More to Ethan's Journey. More to the miracle that's yet to be untold. And so, there's no need to close the doors on that - especially since there's some sweet souls out there that have followed us this far, and WANT to continue to be a part of Ethan's life... our lives.
I thank you for that. And I think you're AWESOME!
So.... be back soon. The blog will live on. So you can turn that frown upside down, grab some coffee (or if you're like me, some diet dr. pepper) and I'll be back on Wednesday for Ethan's transplant anniversary!
Bear one another’s burdens,
and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me; LORD, be my helper!”
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and
clothed me with gladness,
to the end that my glory may sing praise to You
and not be silent. O LORD my God,
I will give thanks to You forever.