The first picture is Ethan's leg at 4 weeks and the second is at 6 weeks.
Today makes seven weeks since the surgery, and it has been a long road, but looking back and seeing how far he has come is quite amazing. God has been so good to us and has provided the strength and endurance that we all have needed. He has also given us time to be a family and to explore Maryland. To mimic a commercial: The Washington Zoo: free; the Washington Museums: free; Fort McHenry: free; Touring the Naval Academy: free; the National Aquarium: free (thanks Granny Carol); Chuck E. Cheese: free (thanks Granny Wanda); first Major League Baseball Game: free (thanks Papaw Fred); Ocean City: free (thank you Lord); smiles like the ones to follow: priceless!
Maybe this will become my new motto. Isn't it yet another message of Hope? What is the greatest of lessons that the Lord has taught me these last seven weeks: perseverance. When you feel like giving up, don't. It's that simple. As Christians we have surrendered our rights, especially our right to hopelessness.
Psalm 71:5 ~ For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth