With all that's gone on these past two weeks, I have not had time to post the short feature KSLTV did on our family. This was used during the Primary Children Medical Center's Miracle Network Telethon. The hospital was able to raise more than 2 million dollars to help some of the families that need financial assistance. The out-pouring of our Utah community is amazing. They talk about the many miracles happening daily at the hospital with the kids, but the miracle is the money raised.
In regards to my current health situation, I have some energy during the day. I continue taking a lot of medication, visiting the clinic every other week, and doing minor tests. It's been more than 10 months (308 days) since I was listed for a heart. I know others have been waiting two years so it's not bad. I have a routine down and amidst all of the chaos of life I have never been so happy in my marriage, as a father, and friend. There is a peace inside me that I know comes from all of the prayers empowering me to hang on, fight on, and conquer this wild dream!
A vital principle I've learned during this process is best said by Dr. Edward Erwin, First Baptist Church of Kentucky, who preached, "Stop waiting for life to come tomorrow, begin living today. Don’t miss what’s NOW because you are looking for what’s NEXT!" His statement is brilliant. Don't live life looking to the future for happiness. Rather, live today! Celebrate everything you have. Celebrate your family and friends. Material things are worthless. How you treat your family is priceless. Did you think to pray? Did you make someone smile? Did you say, "I love you."
Stop waiting for life to come tomorrow, begin living today. Don’t miss what’s NOW because you are looking for what’s NEXT!