Yesterday marked a year since our son, Chase’s injury.
Ironically, and providentially, the day before, Chase was extensively evaluated and determined to be fully recovered.
This past week, my husband and son flew to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for an assessment at the University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports ConcussionProgram. Through an intensive series of tests and evaluations, a team of six specialists examined Chase thoroughly over a period of two full days.
The conclusion these physicians reached will always make me weep in gratitude. This final determination will forever remind me of how far we have come.
Chase had completely healed.
The past year has been a struggle, but a good one. It has been full of worry and angst, yet also full of joy and abundant blessings. I have grown, my son has grown – our family has grown. While the lessons have been many with details we will continue to share, the summary of it all can be best written as this:
I’ve learned that I can’t parent in fear because Chase can’t flourish in it. But I can parent in faith and Chase can walk in it.
That result alone was worth every step of our journey.