Friday, April 9, 2010

Dry Paint

My son's favorite class in school is Applied Technology. In this class so far they have made a race car similar to the pine wood derby car and now a rocket. After school today he informed me that he had to paint his rocket by....... TOMORROW! Eeeek. So we headed to the store for some paint and this is what we came up with.


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We took the rocket out into the yard and sprayed the first color. Then it had to dry. Zach got somewhat impatient so I conceded knowing how much I still had to get done tonight and we started on the second color. We sprayed it and Zach waited. When I went back out to check on the project he showed me a rock that he had painted gold.

When I asked him why he did painted the rock, he told me is was because he got tired of watching the paint dry.

Now I am fine with my son painting a rock. It is just something you expect boys to do but sometimes I ask dumb questions because the answers can be so interesting. This answer was great because sometime it sums up how I feel about many things in life.

Watching Makenzie heal and grow has been amazing but it sometimes can feel like watching paint dry. Every little piece of healing equals where my daughter is today. Little teeny, tiny, stuff for 3 years and BAM here we are. For me, the one who sees her everyday, these little things can go un noticed for a while. They can get lost in the shuffle of life until one day I realize how much more she is doing or learning.

God is amazing. Our bodies are simple proof of that. Even more amazing is the ability for such a complex being to heal from such a huge insult!

So I will sit and watch the paint dry, or maybe bask in the sun while I watch the grass grow, or even sit in a dark theater with some popcorn and soda while I watch Makenzie healing frame by frame. At the end when the credits finally roll, the full miracle of God's power will be unimaginable.... really it already is!

Tomorrow we leave for Costa Rica! Please pray for safe travels, pray for the new cells to go where Makenzie's body need to heal, pray for the IV catheter placement to go smoothly, pray for health, and please also pray for health and safety for the boys while I am gone.

I will be posting major events on twitter which can be found on the left side of this site and updating Makenzie's blog nightly as usual. Thanks for all of the support! With out all of you we could not do this for Makenzie!

Believe... Prayer Works!


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1 comments:

ShaunaQ said...

Safe travels! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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