Progress... it is such a hopeful thing. I am seeing a lot of progress with Tim. I am not sure that he sees it as much as I do but it is there.
Yesterday marked three weeks since the end of his radiation treatments and there are a lot of things that are different compared to three weeks ago. There is a quote that I like but Marie Curie that says,
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy."
I think that Tim would wholeheartedly agree with that. The three weeks have felt, at times, that they have dragged by and it was for certain not an easy time for him. But, it is the sluggishness of time and difficulty of the incline that has brought new appreciation for both. While it has been lingering and wearing, it has brought a stretching and a reaching of our hearts and souls...a reaching that brings us nearer to Him.
As time moves on, so do we. We either fight time or we embrace it. While I cannot say I do not fight it, I do long to embrace it and look ahead to what lies beyond this trial of our hearts.
"...but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before," ~Philippians 3:13~