Mothers Intuition

Have you ever had an instinct? An instinct that begins as a gnawing...Then grows into a raging burn; a burning instinct that something is wrong...

Your baby continues to get sick from the very foods he is supposed to thrive on. I did. I am a mom of a little boy just diagnosed with FPIES.

And that burning feeling now? Extinguished. My instincts? Stronger than ever. Guiding me, with my faith, as we navigate through the murky waters of our new world created by something called FPIES.

"Faith is not about everything turning out OK; Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out."

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Seemingly Overnight....

Our Little man went from infant/toddler to preschooler.   When did this transition occur?  Was it his 3rd birthday this month?  No, it was a little before that, but not much.  Seemingly overnight.

Three years is when studies show many FPIES kids begin outgrowing their triggers (allergies) if not before.  We are not there yet as Little man is still reacting to new foods, he is still trying new foods.  However, we do see the sunrise through the long tunnel - it's there.....the length of the tunnel we still don't know.

We pray this is how his FPIES will come to and end as well, seemingly overnight.  We have no indications of when that transition may occur either.   We rest in our faith, and when that rest is weary- we pray for strengthened faith.  A faith to not know the answers, or need them but simply to trust.   A Faith to trust in the will of God.
Complete Trust in God.

Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life with fear. 
Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God to whom you belong will in his love enable you to profit by them. 
He has guided you thus far in life. 
Do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all trials. 
Whenever you cannot stand, He will carry you lovingly in his arms. 
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. 
The same Eternal Father who takes care of you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day of your life. 
Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. 
Be at peace then, and put aside all useless thoughts, all vain dreads and all anxious imaginations.

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