Friday, February 1, 2008

Sometimes I Fight the Giant

Every night when I put Drew to bed we read a short story from his children's bible. Usually he requests the"fish story" (Jonah) but tonight I suggested the "giant story" (David and Goliath). After finishing the story I tried to elaborate on it a little by explaining that David wasn't afraid to fight Goliath because he knew that God would protect him. I also told Drew that God loved David very much and He protects the people He loves. Drews reponse to my explanation almost brought me to tears. He said, "sometimes I fight the giant and God will protect me". I couldn't believe the depth of the metaphor he created. He continually amazes me with his level of understanding of what he has to go through and how he deals with his situation in his own special way.

7 comments:

kate, tired but moved. said...

that's amazing dan! the himmels are a group apart from all others. you are some of my very most favorite people in the world. it's good to see you here once in a while too. love!

Anne Marie said...

Amazing. I've said it before- Drew is one special little man. Thanks for sharing, Dan- I'll be thinking of Drew's special metaphor come next surgery.

Molly said...

What a sweet, sweet thought. Sometimes we all need to take Drew's advice and fight the giant, trusting that God is taking care of us.

Kathy said...

What a wise young man.
What a special young man you have indeed!

Izabell said...

he is so big and super smart! your doing such an amazing job researching and trying to plan for his upcoming surgery. I was blown away the first time I heard a parents talking about reasrching different hospitals because the way we found out about Izzy's heart and the timing left no options but the current (which we are so greatful to be close to a good heart center adn thankful I took her to the right ER) I think that the heart groups are amazing for families to learn how to spread news and guidance to each other to help make us the best advocates for our children and what a scary job that can be at times! you are an amzing mother adn I am happy that the doctor gave you such good advise!

UbrStrBksMom said...

Thinking of you today.....

Laura and Tony said...

you are MUCH stronger than you give yourself credit for. drew gets his strength from somewhere; someone had to teach him his insight and presence of mind. be as proud of yourself as you are of your amazing son. i love you all!