Justin pretty much wanted nothing to do with Kindergarten graduation. And I was okay with that. I told him that we were at least attending because I wouldn’t tolerate giving up and staying home in defeat, but that he could sit on my lap in sweatpants if necessary. And I wouldn’t be one bit less proud.
However, about an hour before the ceremony, something shifted dramatically in Justin’s attitude. He put on that cap and gown with gusto and marched onto the stage without missing a beat. Watching him, you would have thought:
What cancer? What anxiety?
The only explanation I have is that God decided it was GOOD for Justin to participate and, consequently, moved His sustaining hand over Justin’s heart, mind and body. I encouraged and gently pushed, but there was no forcing or bribing on my part. I think many hearts were touched last night, witnessing a little boy persevere against tremendous obstacles. We give God all the glory for granting us faith and determination. And for giving us hearts that hold on.
Day 140. Justin received chemo this morning and will continue aggressive treatment throughout the summer. Please continue to journey with us in prayer as we step forward by grace alone.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Grace be with you, my friends.