So, why am I humbled? While waiting for Aidan to go in, I met a family with a 16 month old - he's spent about 4 months in hospital so far with stomach problems. Now they think he has Crohn's disease. Imagine the stress this young couple has been going through! They have a 4 year old as well - and yet they were handling everything with amazing dignity.
When you're in that environment - a pediatric unit - you will always find people going through the toughest times. And, it amazes me that in those really hard, really trying moments, you get the truest glimpses of grace.
Two last thoughts:
- My mom used to say, "it could always be worse." She never let us feel sorry for ourselves. Although I often wanted too!
- A woman I knew in Edmonton said something I've always remembered, "A Priest told me, when you are tired of walking, think only of those who have no feet."