One Year

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 4:00AM

“Dad, Chasey is crying in his bed and he won’t stop moving.”

With these words of a frightened child a year ago came the unheard sound of life forever changed.  A season of watchful anxiety with no answers silently became a parent’s worst nightmare as we were thrown into a path on which there is no escape, no turning back, and no foreseeable end in sight.

The path is dim and lined with shadows: of lost dreams and old lives, of malignancy and pain, of a terminal condition always a breath away.  And yet, God’s grace and goodness to us is woven into this tapestry of pain in ten thousand reasons for our heart to find.

Truly, there is no better sum for the year than this…

“I stand upon the mount of God with sunlight in my soul; I hear the storms and vales beneath, I hear the thunders role. But I am calm with Thee, my God, beneath these glorious skies; and to the height on which I stand, no storms, no clouds can rise. O, this is life! O this is joy, my God to find Thee so: Thy face to see, Thy voice to hear, and all Thy love to know.” Horatious Bonar

Thank you for walking this first year with us, moment by moment.

[As many of you know, Chase’s favorite song is Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons.”  I hope this very slight picture of the year blesses you as it does us.  Trace the faithfulness and joy with us… God is good.

4 responses to “One Year

  1. He who said “the gate is narrow and the way is hard” also says “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Keep fightin’ Chase!

  2. I have read every one of the post you have written since Chase’s diagnoses. While we don’t know each other, I am captivated by your son and your family. You all show such amazing strength and faith throughout this. None more than Chase. I couldn’t even make it through a quarter of the video you posted for fear that someone would walk into my office at work and wonder why I was crying. I have two little boys and I kept imagining their faces in place of Chase. I would wish, but doubt, that I would be able to display the faith and hope that your family does throughout this.

  3. I am fairly new to learning of Chase, but I will be praying for you and your family. I am a mom of a 2 year old son and 4 year old daughter. On March 5 I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. I am walking the road of His peace, His grace, His direction and His love. And I pray it for your family every step of the way!!!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. What a beautiful testimony. How amazing that you are on others list of 10,000 reasons to bless His holy name!!

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