Miracles of today:
-Totally done with IV
-Sooo grateful I can put natural solutions on Maxs feet and in his air (I feel so empowered when I listen to the dr & nurses each day and address potential issues before they turn into issues)
-Third times the charm on successful life without a catheter (I’m confident those muscles will be ready with a little more distance from sleepy meds and a little Juniper Berry support)
-Lungs are getting stronger and stronger. Hoping for oxygen free tomorrow
-Physical therapy is kicking all of our trash (despite his incredible courage- this hurts- Max cries a few times and then I find myself tearing up. It is easier when Max is in the therapy gym thinking of how he can strengthen and encourage others
-We are processing this experience and the real emotions that come with it one moment at a time (sometimes talking through it, praying a lot and breathing in lots of aromatics, and sometimes just distracting Maxs mind with a phone call or a movie when he needs it)

-Love & gratitude to a loving Father on Heaven who loves us enough to give us this experience.

-Grateful to hear and follow the impressions from within. Without a doubt, the capacity I call upon the most to make decisions is intuition. I do my due diligence, we do projections, we do a bit of research to get the facts. But at the end of the day, the driving force in our life comes from listening to that inner, instinctual voice. Our natural knowing that isn’t bound by logic, fear or past experience. Thank you for natural knowing!!

-Hallelujah that when a nurse says MRSA or pneumonia or whatever else they inevitably will say in their sick care process that we do not identify with it and roll forward trusting God and the process.

-Countless amazing nurses, Drs., physical therapists, burn care team, and so many more! Amazing angel care here makes each moment more human and doable.

Please pray for Max’s legs to be strong and done cramping, body to remain strong (especially lungs and swallow for real food tomorrow), for max to believe that he can do it all 🙂
– Nat

7 thoughts on “Courage”

  1. You are amazing Max! You have inspired me with your courage and humility to the Lord during this trial. Thank you to your wonderful and powerful parents who are sharing your growth which brings hope to those of us much older and yet so much younger in terms of faith and conviction.

    I don’t know you all, but I feel your souls. Thank you for that connection. You are in my family’s prayers!

  2. Can’t believe how much amazing progress he has made in just three weeks – though I know they have been a LONG three weeks for Max and your family. I don’t need to tell you all to hang in there – you aren’t just “hanging”, you aren’t just surviving or enduring, you are all thriving amazingly well under this difficult circumstance. Press in close to God, he loves all of you so much and is just aching to give you the comfort and love your hearts are crying out for. His love for you is beyond anything you feel for Max, isn’t that knowledge alone comforting? Praying for you all!

  3. What a strong, faithful boy. So inspired by his determination and your love and caring. Go Max Go. My fun, curious son is the same age, so my heart aches for your family.

    Kimberly from Canada

  4. I am in awe at how powerful and sensitive Max is. He is an inspiration to my faith.
    God is truly magnificent. I am both sorry and thankful for this trauma, sorry you’re in pain but thankful because it was a way to get to know you and for you to inspire not only me but several others.
    Always know you have millions of prayers sent up to heaven for you and your family.

    Your sister in Christ,


  5. I find myself wanting to read more even when the words are no longer there. I want to absorb every little miracle. Our God is an awesome God and Max is going to be able to speak of His healing power and witness to many who have not yet experienced Him. I continue to pray for a complete healing and thank you for allowing me to do so.

  6. Max and your entire family are in my prayers. I so appreciate seeing the updates and being inspired by your strength!!!
    God Bless!

    1. Dear Goddard Family, I came across your blog through a Facebook post about essential oils. I was feeling down today, and not very strong in my heart

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