Day 6: Life without fear by chloe wood
When I first learned about Caroline and Will being sick, fear took hold of me. I had my 3rd baby boy due in January and Courtney and I had walked through some of our pregnancy together. I let my mind get the best of me with thoughts of "well she and the babies were completely healthy", "the big boys will bring something home to the baby", and many other scary ideas. I went as far as keeping the big kids home from school for weeks because I was scared of the flu, viruses or whatever else the 2018 winter had for us. Of course that didn't help, we ended up with the flu in our house as well as cold after cold and a virus hospitalization for the baby.
I ran into Courtney's mom one day at pick up and asked her how Will was doing and what I could do for the family. All she told me was PRAY. At that moment I realized that God had been trying to show me that fear is a liar. I looked at Courtney and Taylor and saw how brave they have been, how much they have leaned into the Lord with Will's journey. They have been made an amazing example of faith. Their courage, grace, light, love, sacrifice, with God at the center of it is clear to everyone around. Will's life has taught me that God has a reason, and we don't need to fear. Now Will is healed and in the best place anyone could be.
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