I was speaking with my son, Josiah, who recently signed up for Twitter. He mentioned that he had a conversation with one of his high school friends who is now no longer on Twitter. I remembered that she used to have a private Twitter account & I’d run across an image of one of her scripture-based tweets though an old image search…so I started looking on Bing.com hoping to find that old scriptural tweet. Anyway, this lead to searching for images of various family members as shown on Bing.
I went through all of the kids’ names & started looking under my husband Michael’s name & there larger than life was a nice photo of Josiah. This lead me to the site where it was posted to see what that was all about. What a surprise & unexpected blessing to discover an historical post by my husband to Guideposts regarding Josiah.
Looking at the posted picture of Josiah it lead to a page called “What Miracles Look Like”…& though our family perceives Josiah this way it was pretty shocking to see that descriptor on the World Wide Web. Here’s what showed up at Guideposts:
What Miracles Look Like
Guideposts readers share evidence of God’s miraculous touch.
byPosted in , Apr 6, 2015
I received so many great responses that I just had to share a few. It’s interesting. Some readers found wonder in nature or the birth of a new day. But, for the most part, people found God’s miraculous touch in the faces of their loved ones. Take a look below:
At this point there were several pages of images, one of which was of Josiah, with explanations by the submitters. Here’s what Michael shared then:
From Michael Curren:
My son who received a liver transplant two years ago this July is graduating in May and is on the track team. God is awesome!
My husband is a master of understatement…& I am perhaps one of overstatement.
Josiah is a major survivor & overcomer. He has survived & triumphed over so many challenges, more in his individual life than the other 6 Curren’s combined. Here’s a partial list of some of what he’s faced:
- Very Low Birth Weight, 2# 6oz
- Failure to Thrive
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Open Heart Surgery at 2 months & 4#
- 4 Surgical Repairs of birth defects in genitalia
- RSV infection X2, both requiring hospitalizations in first year of life
- Persistent Ear Infections & Fluid requiring numerous Myringotomy Tube surgeries
- Brain Tumor on Pituitary Gland, surgically removed through the nose
- Congenital Absence of the Portal Vein, Liver Tumors, & eventual Liver Transplant
- ADHD, Autism, Communication, Sensory & Perceptual Disorders
- Severe Learning Disability in Math, numerous Special Ed Battles & Interventions
- Double Vision, surgically repaired after schooling ended
- 2nd Open Heart Surgery for defective Aortic Valve (still an issue w/pending surgery)
- Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, etc.
- Most medically, therapeutically, &/or educationally complex child in some practices
- 4 years High School Track Team “earning” his Varsity Letter his Junior Year
We have been through Many Things with Josiah, & I’ve shared about much of this throughout this blog. Here are some of the posts that heavily feature Josiah:
We’ve come such a long way…& so has Josiah. He is truly a miracle child in so many ways & we are so blessed by the Lord through his life & the challenges we’ve faced & to a large degree overcome because of the many unique issues raising Josiah has entailed. God is bigger than our weaknesses, fears, brokenness, & inadequacies. He is Lord of All!!!