In 1997, little Tucker laid flat on his back in Room 431 at Children's Medical Center, Dallas,TX with oxygen tube in his nose and three drainage tubes out of his little chest from open heart surgery. This is where he spent his 1st year birthday.
As hearts were crying out in fear, anxiety, physical exhaustion, as the absolute end seemed to be the next moment, God would graciously make it clear, He's in control. Emotions change to that of reserved thanks and praise. As Tucker's 1 yr old heart mended during the 30 days we were there, some of his 1 yr old new friends went Home. No, not to a home with a street address. It was made clear to me. Tucker came home to a street address. As hard as it can be sometimes, as Peter says, give thanks in your suffering. There may be someone hurting worse than yourself.
Yeah, I came to this site due to a wife that walked away from a 21 year marriage. Gosh, yeah it hurt. I've prayed, God has heard. I and my kids are fine. God has taken our pain as we gave it to Him. The wife's heart is somewhere away from God. He will deal with her. No longer my concern. I say this to state, I see pain here so much greater than mine. For this, I thank God for leaving one set of "footprints in the sand."
Tucker, due to further medical issues, did go Home 5 years later. He and Jesus are hanging out and waiting for us to get there.