I like to paint, and I couldn't take a "good" photograph if my life depended on it! My Dad was very proud of my sister. She was everything I was not.
He off handedly announced to my mom, my sisters, and my kids that day- that I would never climb the ladder of success.
I was surprised, but not hurt. Right then and there, I realized, that my Dad's definition of success was very different than mine.
And I LOVE my definition of success! LOL!!
My definition of success is following Christ with abandon! Wherever He leads, whatever He asks.
He is my success!
And just look where He led me! :o)
Jacob does not know yet that he too is a part of God's success story with me! Because God uses all things for good. God has not forgotten Jacob. God sees that Jacob is here. And God will reach him. Right now He reaches him through our family! We are called to be God's success with Jacob! Now that's what I call success! Climbing the ladder of success, climbing Jacob's ladder! (pun intended!)
Was the surgery a success?
We don't think so.
Is it any wonder that Jacob prefers to be alone? He trust no one.
Is it any wonder why he cries, maybe fearing if we too will have him operated on?
Success! Jacob will never be alone again.
The ENT said no need to remove his adenoids and tonsils!! YES!
But they fear he may have a significant amount of hearing loss from his brain surgery. They want to put him to sleep to check. We will wait to do this. He was just put out in Oct. for his MRI.
Praise God! The only surgery he needs right now is a circumcision.
He will continue yearly MRIs for his arachnoidal cysts. In March he will start physical therapy and see a "movement" specialist. The movement specialist is the Dr who helps you get braces, walker or a wheel chair, whatever you need to help you walk.
My Dad is not alive to see Jacob. He was always uncomfortable around our kids with special needs. He missed out on seeing the kind of success that is long lasting and never leaves. God's success in us. I feel sad he tried and worked so hard to make his own success, when God gives us all success for free!