After they got the surgically inserted line into him he came back looking like this.
The line was in his belly button and they told us that it could close in few days because it
was in a vein that only newborns have.
I went home that night so exhausted and thought about death and how close we had come.
I read Tom's patriarchal blessing that night and re-read the paragraph about his family. It says:
"Thomas, you will meet and become acquainted with a beautiful young lady who has been prepared for you to a wife and helpmate. You will take her to the House of the Lord and there, under the authority of the priesthood, be sealed together to form a new eternal family unit through whom some of your Father-in-Heaven's choice spirit children will be given the opportunity of mortality...You will also need to provide strength, council and wisdom to help the members of your family deal with the problems they will encounter in their lives."
All of this part seemed so pertinent now!
"will be given the OPPORTUNITY of mortality"
over and over again.
What did that mean?
Was Bradley going to die?
Is this his opportunity?
Did he just need to come and get his body?
I realized that God loved me.
He had a plan for me.
I was meant to go through this right now.
God loved Bradley.
AND THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO BE PATIENT
TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THIS CHILD OF GOD.
Our sweet infant child, teaching us HUGE life lessons.