We have had 3 bone marrow drives the past 3 Sundays at various churches, including our own. Response has been encouraging. Many have offered their prayers. With so many people behind us, I thought we would be empowered and lifted. And we have. But there are times, we sink down to depths of pain and sorrow we cannot even verbalize. As we rounded off another great turn out to the drive yesterday at our church, a part of me ached thinking about why the drive was necessary. It was for my son and for his life. Oh, I wished it wasn’t. I was depressed and felt defeated. I wanted to cry and I did. The reality of it hit me again. To tell you the truth, it’s draining. Emotionally draining. A few weeks back, we visited a friend’s church to hold a bone marrow drive. I went up with Timothy to give an announcement. I can’t really describe the feeling of being up there telling people about Timothy and his needs. Maybe the burden, the unknown future for my son, people’s reactions even… I don’t know.
As my husband and I talked about the day, we reminded each other of the bigger picture. Through Timothy’s sickness, we have experienced so many blessings and closeness from many we wouldn’t have otherwise. God has connected us with people we would not have met otherwise. Hopefully, we in turn can be an encouragement to people He has brought into our lives.
For those interested, we have drives set for rest of August. You can visit any of these churches to register:
August 14th Cornerstone Church
August 21st Sarang Church
August 28th is not confirmed yet.