Be Joyful in hope, Patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Make A Wish

We've been waiting for this day. A day full of hope and excitement. Excitement that has been building for some time now. One simple wish is all it takes. It must be from the heart. It must be perfect.

Later today Make a Wish will be here. Her name is Pat and she has been assigned as Jophies Wish Representative. I spoke with Pat today. She seemed very sweet as we talked a bit about what Jophie likes. What are his favorite things? What does he like? As I sat there listening I was thankful. Thankful for my son. Thankful I was chosen to be his mom. Thankful for the relationship I have with my son. Thankful that even though he can not speak, I know exactly what he likes and dislikes.
Just Thankful

We talked a bit more and then came the question. The one question I knew would come. "What does he want for his wish?" And then it hit me. Jophie is getting a wish! What was I going to ask for? Had I thought this through well enough? I've had weeks to decide. Why oh Why do I do these things? I stumbled and stammered naming all the ideas we had come up with in hopes of compiling these into Jophies perfect wish. It worked! She plainly stated what we had been thinking all along.

Jophies perfect wish. A hot tub.

There its done! I've named it so it must be real.

Our conversation ended with directions to our house followed by a sweet goodbye. I sat there still not fully comprehending the enormity of it all when once again it hit me. Jophies getting a wish! My excitement was soon overshadowed by a wave of sadness. You see as exciting as this is, with it comes the realization that "my child" is getting a wish. Not just one perfect wish but one last wish. A wish granted to only those kids whose lifes will be cut short. Could this possibly be my child we are speaking of? My son couldn't be "one of those kids" Could he?

Yes, he is. And there it was.

All those emotions I so carefully tuck away and avoid are now exposed for all to see. If I don't go there or entertain those thoughts then it couldn't possibly be so. Right?


Pat is real. Jophie is real. Make a Wish is real and tomorrow we will be asking for Jophies perfect wish and that too is real.

So for this day I am thankful for Make A Wish. They are a wonderful organization that over the years have continued to bring smiles to hurting children and their families. And as I face tomorrow I will be thankful for another day with my sweet Jophie. Thankful for his beautiful smile and especially thankful that as Jophie and I travel through this scary jungle, we both continue to be carried in the loving/healing arms of our heavenly father.


Anonymous said...

Hi there! So glad you came by to say hi!
Yes! we loved the meatloaf...definitely will be making that again, and I put lots of ketchup on/in it...yummy! :)

Blessings to you!
K (mamaof2bugs)

Mama Bear June said...

Trina, it IS hard to face the fact that your child qualifies for a Wish. (My 17yo son has cystic fibrosis. We've also battled pseudomonas, stenotrophomonus maltophilia and another fun one, atypical nontubercular mycobacterium - resistant to almost everything!)

Found you through the Tales from the Scales check-in, but will put your website in my favorites so I can check and see what kind of prayer you need.

My son's wish was a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando in 2002. That was a year after doctors told us they weren't sure he would last the year after getting the mycobacterium. He's been on IV meds at home since 2001. God is good and we thank Him for each and every day.

The Preacher's Wife said...

I just got your note about the I AM study..I am so happy you are interested and it is never too late to start...Simply go the the Introduction and follow it to Lesson One...The button is at my site

I've been reading about Jophie's wish..You have my prayers..I can not imagine what it means to get 'The Wish'. Bittersweet I imagine. May God continue to bless your sweet family as you travel this road...

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