Hurry up and wait.
Wait. Wait. Wait.
As of this morning, Insurance approved the transplant and Parson is officially on "THE LIST". Our waiting game has become official as we await new lungs from a donor. Donor lungs must match PDiddy in height/size requirements and blood type requirement. Some kiddos have waited one day for lungs, some have waited up to one year. The last kiddo here at Texas children's waited about 3 months. You just never know.
I just can't help but think of the fantastic passage in Isaiah that talks about waiting.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:28-31
These great words apply to our current circumstances on so many levels. The waiting...The weariness...But those are our human concerns. HE doesn't grow weary and HE increases strength. HE gives power to the faint.
My whole perspective has changed recently knowing that Par was headed for transplant. I have got a sick kiddo waiting for a transplant, but in order for that to take place, another mom is going to undergo amazing grief & sadness with the loss of her child. Please pray for their "Plan B" that will come in the grief of losing their child. I can't stop thinking about it. I also think about the whole harvest process about them going to get the donor lungs. They have gone to both coasts and far north to get organs. They actually send a team of specialists from Tx Children's to go and get the donor organs. The same God that is the creator of the ends of the earth (like the Isaiah passage says) knows when and where and if lungs are gonna be available. His understanding is unsearchable. Even when I don't understand, He does. The whole process absolutely blows my mind.
April is organ donation awareness month. So I want to make a plea for you to consider organ donation if you have not already. It is the ultimate unconditional gift that you could give someone that could never repay you in any way. Please also make sure you make it official and let your loved ones know about your wishes. Getcha a cool red "DONOR" heart on your drivers license - all the cool kids have it.
Well, I gotta run, I gotta happy dance to do.