On a random Wednesday, we pulled into the church parking lot and as I was getting Sophie Kate in her wheelchair, Grey says to me, " Mama you know those people who have babies that can walk and talk?" "Yes, Grey I know those people," I answered him. He then said, "That's just not who we are." To Grey that's a true statement, this life we live now is all he's ever known. He was only 20 months old when his sister was born, still a baby himself.
I couldn't help but think, yes Grey I know those people, I'm one of them. I had the children that walked and talked when they were supposed to and I took it for granted. Yes, it was a milestone that we celebrated at the time but it was expected of all of them. They walked and talked and we "ooh'ed and ahh'ed and then we got over it and moved on. I didn't view those sounds and steps for the miracles and blessings they were. I see kids the same age as my girl and their ease of movement mocks me. It's not even something you think about until you don't have it and then you find yourself watching them and imagining your child in their place...longing, wishing and dreaming.
Grey had it right, "that's just not who we are." That one statement sums us up pretty good. I don't want us to be like everyone else. This should change us, we don't want to be the people we were before our girl changed our world. May we be kinder, more patient with each other, more loving and more in the moment and appreciative of the gift of each day. "That's just not who we are" and may nothing that we experience be in vain, may we learn from it and be changed...less of us, more of Him.
2 Corinthians 12:9 "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."