And it’s not because we had 5 dentist appointments and 0 cavities.
(Though that is always cause for rejoicing.)
About 2.5 weeks ago, I was putting drops in Sonia’s eyes and noticed a small black spot on her eyelid that definitely hadn’t been there until recently.
We saw her eye doctor the next day.
And then an eye specialist the next day.
And then a surgeon the next day.
(Prompt attention is wonderful in a way, but nerve-wracking in another.)
Then came a biopsy the next week.
And the waiting.
Nerve-wracking for Sonia. And Mr. FG. And me. And the rest of our kids.
Finally yesterday the doctor called to tell us the spot was benign.
(A fact I honestly believed was impossible, given how this looked under the microscope!)
And there was great rejoicing at our house, plus an enormous and collective sigh of relief.
She’s gonna be ok.
Though the last few weeks have been hard, there was so much to be thankful for.
-Sonia is a fabulous patient. She handles poking and prodding with great aplomb, and doctors and nurses all love her for it.
-The doctors were all so attentive, making personal calls to other doctors to find just the right ones to take care of Sonia, and take care of her quickly.
-There are so many people who love Sonia and who love us. There are people in the world with more money than us, but I can’t imagine anyone being richer relationally. And not just family, though they certainly love us!
(Sonia’s 3-year old little cousin brought her a stuffed turtle to help make her eye feel better. Stuffed turtles mend all. ;))
Our church family, my small group, Mr. FG’s co-workers…they were all so kind to us, praying for us, and doing practical things to help us.
We are so, so privileged to be loved the way we are.
And we are so, so thankful this turned out the way it did.