“There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. “ – Albert Einstein
This quote is not a prelude to an existential debate. Although some aspects of Theodore’s recovery cannot be explained by scientific reason, Mark and I both have science backgrounds and are grounded in the reality of Theo’s illness.
But sometimes I have days where I know my heart is closed or I feel like my life is becoming clouded by the misfortune surrounding us. And then I realize that I’m missing out on the goodness in our life. I’m missing the opportunity to openly allow optimism and appreciate the everyday miracles surrounding our family right now.
So, the miracles I refer to are not extraordinary phenomenon (though I welcome them too!) – they are humble moments of beauty and wonder that allow us to open our hearts and recognize our many blessings.
Today’s miracles are that recent diagnostic blood work came back normal, showing that Theodore’s kidneys and liver are functioning and there’s no sign of any infection. And, the Ronald McDonald House had a room available for us again so Mark and I can be as close as possible to our little warrior.