He was calm in his stroller walking about, but once we came back to the room he cried and cried and cried some more. We laid on the bed together and I cried along with him. My husband encouraged me to meet this difficult situation with faith and hope, something I cannot do in my own strength outside of God's mercy and love. I was struck by how very brave this little boy has been in his life. He has every right to cry his eyes out. I would too. So as we lay there together I said to my son, "I will be brave with you. We will do this together, OK? I'm proud of you...you've been so brave." If he can do it, so can I, right?
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1: 8-10
"When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust;
I will not be afraid."