This weekend Ryan had a crazy infection in his right toe. It was puzzling as it developed so quickly and seemed to be severe. I sent a photo on Saturday evening to our pediatrician in Eldoret. She wrote back that she was consulting with a surgeon and infectious doctor to see what we should do next. By Sunday morning, we were meeting with these three specialists – trying to come up with a plan, uncertain of what was causing the swelling, redness, necrotic tissue on my baby’s toe.
I was afraid. I wanted, once more, for him to be okay. There’s been so much in Ryan’s nearly three years of life… We are still trying to heal from it all.
After much consultation, we also met with an entomologist (Yes, we are incredibly blessed to have remarkable friends in all of these areas of specialty to help when needed!). He was pretty convinced Ryan had been bitten by a spider.
As we were driving home from seeing the doctors, we were listening to the song called Goodness of God. The lyrics say:
I was listening to the words and remembering the truth of how faithful and good God has been to Ryan and to all of us – every day of our lives. The hard has not ever changed this truth. When the song finished, my little boy who speaks so few words said: “Again!” It surprised me as I have never heard him say that word before. I turned to look at Ryan with tears in my eyes and asked him: “again?” This little one who has survived so very much said “yes!”
We listened again. Words declaring the goodness of our God.