Just found this lovely photo of Leah sleeping with Duckie & Gromit in her bed on the Adolescent Ward in Bristol taken 30th August 2013.
Leah had her bone marrow transplant on 1st August ’13 & by the end of August we knew that it was successful & she appeared to be making a good recovery.
At this stage Leah hadn’t developed any of the side effects/complications from her transplant that were to ultimately blight her health.
We were both on a high, thinking that she had come through the worst and that things could only get better.
I have said so often this past year that I would not want to know the future, because God only gives you the grace to cope when you are in the situation – or – in the words of today’s reading in Streams in the Desert –
Each of us may be sure that if God sends us over rocky paths, He will provide us with sturdy shoes.He will never send us on any journey without equipping us well.