I'm a firm believer that what Satan means for harm, God can turn around for good.
While a patient at Shands Hospital, Larry was invited to be a special guest yesterday morning as the first year Medical Students at The University of Florida (Go Gators) started their Neuro Science class. His Doctors felt that Larry's rare case of Malignant Gioblastoma would be beneficial for future studies & possible cures. Jesus SHINED through Larry for sure!!!!! I wasn't able to be there but my Mom called me after. As a family, we were able to verbalize how this impacts all involved from a personal and practical level! There were lots of great questions of the students, but nothing compares to the accolades they gave to him at the end. Many shared how his story inspired them, but the best inspiration was his faith!! Larry wouldn't have missed the opportunity to give back! He was funny, articulate, and authentic Larry!! And from what my Mom said, he did amazing!!
My sister took this yesterday. It was on their way home from Shands. You see that smile on his face? It never leaves. It just amazes me!
There's a Nichole Nordeman song called Legacy. There's a line that says " I want to leave a legacy, how will they remember me?" Y'all, this is his legacy right here, how we're going to remember him. His story is touching so many.
I realize in the midst of our circumstance there are those of you out there praying for healing, either for yourself or maybe you have a loved one in need of healing. I'm praying for you, please know that. One thing we've learned from this is that his ways are higher, his ways are greater, his ways are not our own.