And then, I'll remind myself that we've been through much harder things than starting Kindergarten...only 12 weeks ago.
And I'll remember to be grateful.
I flash back to 5 and a half years ago... the day we found out about Lia's extensive heart defects. I remember so clearly as we sat in that tiny office talking to Dr Matt Lemler, the one who read her fetal echo, and is now her pediatric cardiologist. I remember him telling us what he thought he saw on the echo (which was spot on correct, by the way) and us dying inside. I remember looking him in the eye and asking him, "What does this mean for our baby's future? I mean, will our baby live to be 100?" I remember his answer... "No. No she won't... But Mrs Stone, most of us won't live to be 100."
So there you go. That uncertainty has never left us. I think about it every single day.
But here's the deal...nothing's for certain. Nothing in this life, anyway. What is certain? What do we know for sure? Heaven is certain. God's promises are certain. His faithfulness is certain. That's what we can cling to and find comfort in. And so we do just that.
Today, our little miracle, Lia Kate Stone starts Kindergarten. That is a milestone that was never certain for her. Today, she is healthy and strong. She is full of joy. She is ready. And we are grateful.
Thank you, Lord. With tears in my eyes, I can never say Thank You enough....
With these two guys to look after her for the next two years...I think she'll be ok. I'm thankful for them too. Let's do this 2013-2014 school year....