Father’s Day

June 16, 2013

Two years to the day I received a call in the middle of the night that changed the lives of my family forever. Yet, today is also Father’s Day and everything I could want, I have.

My son, Conor, is a fine, strong young man who just finished up his first year in high school. My oldest, Erin, seems more at peace than I’ve seen her in years and is looking forward to finishing up her undergraduate degree as an English Major at Virginia Commonwealth next year.  And, my Meaghan is still with me and doing better than I could ever have expected or imagined.  For those who have been praying, your prayers, and mine, have been answered.

That’s not to say that there aren’t still struggles, problems, and fears.  But, when I look back even briefly over the last two years, I thank God at how far Meg has come and how God, through the prayers of many, has sustained us.

Meaghan graduated high school. She just got her first job and is now the “Dairy Queen.” Yesterday, she received word from DMV that she has been cleared to finally get her driver’s license.  On the less-than-rosy side, she does have some permanent brain damage mostly to her right frontal lobe and will most likely be on anti-seizure medication for the rest of her life.

Beyond that, Meg has been doing very well and has more or less accepted her limitations.  Limitations like after her graduation she couldn’t stay out until 5am at the school’s sponsored “Grad-fest,” but instead I had to pick her up at 2am which was still pushing it.  She knows that a lack of sleep is probably the biggest contributor to seizures and that she can’t be running around non-stop like every other soon to be 18 year old.

On the other hand, Meg knows that God has spared her life and that while we may not yet know the reason for His incredible mercy, God does.  Below is a quick review of where we were just 2 years ago and where we are today. God is faithful.

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