The most beautiful things come out of this life with our girl...moments made sweeter I think because of the hurt and because of the difficulty. I see compassion growing in these boys. I see a tender touch or a conversation with her when they don't think anyone is watching. I see them run through our family room heading outside and they stop and reach out to her and talk to her just long enough to see that smile.
At church, I see 13 year olds working with our special needs class and they're not just present...they are engaged and hands on. I see a senior adult class getting to know a little girl in a wheelchair and finding out how they can help her and her family. I see a group of men who work just as hard being retired as they did when they were employed doing what they do best.
I see new friends for Sophie Kate who want to get to know her and spend time with her. Yes, friends her age...sweet girls with kind hearts. I see friends, family, church folks and a community who never tire of being there for us. I am so grateful for the folks God has surrounded us with. He knows our needs before we do. He goes before us. He is making a way.