Quite the handsome devil.

09 July 2012

The Silver Lining

The doctors decided to lower Jackson's sedatives today. He is being very active and responding to requests to move hands and legs! He's not fully conscious yet, so he hasn't opened his eyes or anything. Still in a drowsy state. Momma and Daddy are talking to him and helping to keep him calm. They still have him on the ventilator and his pressure monitor is still in place, so he is on some calming medicine until they take those out. We are fairly certain that those will be removed in the morning. It's a time of transition so we're taking things slowly and playing it by ear. It's hard to know exactly how things will go so we just pray and hope for the best. Jackson is responding well to all the doctors' decisions so far. 

We feel so lucky to have such an amazing amount of support and love from our friends and loved ones. Father in Heaven is watching out for us and Jackson, I know He hears us and has our best interest in mind. When hard times strike we often feel God must have forsaken us, but I know it is quite the opposite. He loves us with an incomprehensible love and surely feels our sorrows as well as our joys. The trials in our path are not meant to make us miserable, but rather to teach us more about our Savior and how to be like Him. Elder Holland puts it well:
"Even if you cannot always see that silver lining on your clouds, God can, for He is the very source of the light you seek. He does love you, and He knows your fears. He hears your prayers. He is your Heavenly Father, and surely He matches with His own the tears His children shed."
Thank you all for the prayers and love. Jackson is on his way.

Love, Emalie

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