Just wanted to let you all know Phoebe was stable enough to come home tonight. Amey will write an update after she gets some good hibernating done.
It’s often said about the matriarch of a family how she holds everything together and is someone who everyone can lean on and count on. The rock that holds the family together.
I have never really thought about Amy like that before. I have always thought she was an amazing mom and a great wife, but over the last couple days I have seen her in a different light. This experience has transformed us all in so many ways. But I feel like I have been watching Amey change from a young mother to something so much more.
It’s hard to explain, except to say that when it was just me and the boys here this week, there was a palpable sense that our nucleus was missing. Her foundation in the Lord and the truth of what that means practically in daily life, while going through hardship, has been an encouragement to me and so many others. Warts, pimples and all, she has not been afraid to share her faith, struggles and fears with the world.
And let me tell you, it’s not easy putting yourself out there for the general public to see your struggles and fears, your imperfections. I certainly don’t do it. I prefer to remain silent during the hard times.
Beyond theology, doctrine and saying or doing the right things, Amey has embodied the reality of what Christ manifest in our lives looks like. It’s not always perfect and it’s not always pretty, but at its root is love, peace, joy and most of all brings glory to God.