Saturday, March 27, 2010

Full Circle

Psalm 90:12
"Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom."

Today (Saturday) is Day 360. I had stopped counting days once we got to 100, even though Tammy kept track. It seemed like it took forever to get to 100, but the second hundred days just flew by. We didn't even acknowledge when we hit 300.

So why the commemoration of Day 360, when we're less than a week away from Tammy's "first birthday"?

As we've said before, we like statistics. Maybe it's my love of sports, where statistics are so important. But the number 360 reminds us of a circle. When someone does a 360 dunk, it means they spin all the way around before slamming it home. There are 360 degrees in a circle.

So today, Day 360, we celebrate that Tammy seems like she's returned to where she started. Before she got sick, she was always smiling, made everybody feel better after coming into contact with her, and was always the prettiest girl at the party. Even though much of that never left, once again she's smiling, she makes everybody feel better after coming into contact with her, and she's definitely the prettiest girl at the party.

It's been an amazing journey. We have seen God bless us in ways we never could have imagined. We see joy in things that before were mundane. We count our blessings on a much more regular basis.

Our prayer all along has been the same as Tammy's prayer for years: to be used in a mighty way. We pray that, maybe because of our journey, you can see the good in things, even when the first glance doesn't look so good. Better than that, we pray that you can see God in everything.