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If Father Will Hold Me

SKU: LL16R-Meta
"Print Only" canvases will come with two inch borders and will most likely be shipped in a tube.
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A Typhus epidemic afflicted children in the Smith household. Each child recovered without complications, except young Joseph. He wrote, ®…the disease removed and ascended into my left leg and ankle and terminated in a fever sore of the worst kind.®

The doctors recommended amputation, but Mother Smith refused. Joseph consented to trying an experiment by removing a large portion of bone, but instead of being bound during the operation, Joseph said, ®I will have my father sit on the bed and hold me in his arms.®

The surgeons operated ®by boring into the bone of his leg, first on one side of the bone where it was affected, then on the other side, after which the broke it off with a pair of forceps or pincers.®

I cannot imagine the courage of Joseph or his father. What a special relationship that he need only for his father to hold him and he would endure.

I want to be the kind of a parent that my children will hold to during hardship, and the kind of daughter that will hold to my Father when times are tough.