So the other piece of progress is something I realized today. I know I have spoken about Dominic's crying and how difficult that is for me, but I was humbled tonight. The ICU tonight was filled with new visitors and I was struck by many things about it all. It is so difficult to see the tears and distress on the family members of the children that come into this unit, but as I passed every room that just a few days ago was empty, I noticed that each room had a new child in it that was silent. They were silent because they were all on breathing tubes, they were silent because they were that sick. I quickly realized,that although Dominic is still upset, he is in a much better place than when we first came here and for that I can be grateful. I also can be so grateful that he is actually here with us, even if he is suffering right now. I remember back to the fact that he wasn't supposed to live, or that is what we were initially told, but we had no idea if we would actually get to have any time with him, I remember this and I am humbled again. Thank you God for the gift of my son, and for this time with him,this time that you from all eternity have ordained it to be as it is. Thank you for the graces given to be able to see this tonight.
Someone sent me this thought from a mystic and I found it very helpful:
There is no hardship or sorrow that is given to you that does not pass through the heart of God first.
Thank you for your prayers!