This picture represents Emunah! As you can see, B”H, Benny’s hair is growing and growing, he’s putting on weight and even is getting some freckles! The relationship we all have developed with Hashem, thru Benny’s illness, has brought about his complete Refuah.
This year and a half has been spent on an obstacle course. B”H we are at the finish line and tomorrow Benny’s central line (port) will be removed IY”H. At first, I requested to have his line removed last Friday, the day after we got the test results. When the surgeon told us he would only be available on Wed., I was at first disappointed; but then I opened the Hebrew calendar and saw, Wednesday, was Rosh Chodesh. Quickly, I was relieved and said it is a good Simun (sign). Elul stands for many things, one being ” Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li – I am to my Beloved as my Beloved is to me”. This has been a year of extreme closeness to Hakodesh Baruchu and IY”H we should all become even closer this coming year thru Simcha (happiness) only.
We look forward to beginning this new chapter of our lives with the hope and belief that Hashem has restored Binyomin Chaim ben Faigie Sarah’s life with only good health for 120 years.
Please keep in mind Binyomin Chaim ben Faigie Sarah tomorrow, as he will need to undergo surgery to have his line removed. He will also have one more test, a bone marrow aspiration (puncture) to test his bones to be clear of the disease IY”H.
Wishing you all a meaningful and happy Rosh Chodesh Elul. Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li.