Monday, July 16, 2012

Two Strong Boys

I wanted to share with you two stories of two boys that have really touched my heart in the past few months.  The first story is about an old childhood friend that I grew up with.  She gave birth about 8 months ago to the sweetest little boy named Tyson.  I can imagine what a moment that was for her........but her joy was quickly shut down when after newborn exam her baby boy Tyson began to turn blue and was quickly re-located to Vanderbuilt hospital where it was discovered that he had a rare heart condition called Shone's complex.....just a few days after he was born Tyson had to have open heart surgery.  Meg kept everyone up to date with Tyson face book page that I read diligently every day......I will never forget the day she posted that Tyson heart had stopped and that they were doing CPR....they great doctors and nurses saved little Tyson.  This sweet boy has been through more than I can imagine and is such a little fighter.  I got to finally meet him last week....and he was even sweeter in person that he was in pictures.  And in a way we understood each other......even though we were both sick with completely different diseases.......there was a love and understanding there.  The same goes for her awesome mom.....although she's not the patient.....she goes through what he goes through.........its so apparently when you see her with him.....the unconditional love she has for him. 
It reminded of Christ's love for us......a love so powerful he gave his ONE and ONLY that we could be saved.
Here's a pic of what Tyson once looked like and what he looks like now...he's truly a fighter...check out his website
Help Tyson Fight
Baby Tyson being a Fighter in the ICU

Sweet Boy
Beautiful Baby

I also had blogged earlier about a young man I saw on the news that was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer at only age 14. His name is Trey Erwin  and  I was amazed and broken hearted for this child...this young man.  But I was amazed by him.....when he was diagnosed his response was "I'll be ok...I'll either be healthy here or healthy in heaven."  The tears streamed down my face as listened to the faith of this young man.......a faith that I can admit is stronger than mine.  I was amazed at the faith of his parents.....who truly trusted God.  It made my faith stronger just reading their daily caring bridge posts.  Unfortunately a few months after he was diagnosed Trey passed away.  I saw a post about him that I loved....."Cancer won the battle but God won the War". Check out his caring bridge

 People have said I am an inspiration but I feel like these two boys are TRULY inspiration and remind us what true strength and what real faith is in this world that is so full of problems.
Psalm 119:114
"You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
You don't know me, but I stumbled upon your blog through Facebook. What an incredible testimony you have here, giving glory to our Great God in the midst of your trials. I will keep you in my prayers, knowing that God does not test His children without giving them the strength and grace to endure.
Your sister in Christ,
Kate from Tennessee