But for the Grace of God

I was going through some old posts from our family blog, and I ran across this one from August right after Wyatt started failing his formula.

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This one has had a really rough patch lately.  After he got out of the hospital in June, we had to work hard to gain back weight, and try and get back to “normal”.  Life has been crazy this summer, and we have traveled quite a bit.

We had to try and up Wyatt’s kcals on his formula to keep his weight steady and give him the proper nutrition.  We tried for one day to up his kcals, but only with 10 calories more a bottle he got extremely sick, and started rejecting and reacting to his formula, even after we bumped them back down.

He was sick all of July, terribly ill, fussy, not sleeping, losing weight, skin breakdown, speech regression, allergy shiners etc.  We didn’t know what to do for him. There was only one other formula that we hadn’t tried, and we were desperate for help.

He ended up in the ER again this past Sunday, and has struggled so much.  We got him on a different formula to retrial, and are trialing it now. It seems like a fail, but we have to trial it for 14 days to know for sure.

This little boy is the sweetest baby in the world. His life has been one hard day after another, and yet he smiles, and he laughs, he cuddles, and he plays.  He is such a blessing to all of us, and completes our family.

This week, as I prayed, and struggled with all the hardship his little body is going through, prayed for answers, clarity, and help for him, the words of John Bradford came to my mind, and have repeated over and over again when I think of Wyatt: “There but for the Grace of God, go I.”

I think this will be our mantra from now on, especially for Wyatt. “There but for the Grace of God, go I.” There is beauty, and there is peace in those words.

I needed the reminder of God’s Grace. Some days I am consumed with all the things that are wrong, that I forget about His perfect promise, and His Grace.

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3 thoughts on “But for the Grace of God

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