Monday, August 7, 2017

the coolest people


I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart;

I will tell of all Your wonders.

I will be glad and exult in You;
I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High." 

Psalm 9:1-2 (NASB)

Girlie and I have met some of the coolest people on this journey.

We have met parents who have made it their life’s work to help others going through the spiritual battle (yes, it is) of having a special needs child.

For these parents, I am very grateful.

We have met a mom who has an amazing gift with words and speaking to people in power at both the state and national level about our kids.

For this mom I am very grateful.

We have met a mom who started a support group when her family was under stress with her little one’s diagnosis and medical needs, and under her leadership it grew in to a city wide support group.

For this mom, I am very grateful.

We have met teachers who spend a lifetime learning the specific needs and how to meet them for each child in their class, and have made the choice to keep learning.

For these teachers, I am very grateful.

We have met therapists who have made it their life’s work to be a student of children like girlie, and who continue ongoing learning to assist in new and innovative ways.

For these therapists, I am very grateful.

We have met grandmothers who have been given the amazing gift of just loving, no matter how hard, no matter if they are loved in return. 

For these grandmothers I am very grateful.

We have met other moms and dads who have amazing struggles on this journey, and who have amazing triumphs on this journey, and who share their struggles and faith with others.

For these moms and dads I am very grateful.

We have learned how much our friends and family support and encourage us.

For our friends and family I am very grateful.

We have learned the love of lay people who provide respite, care, and support.

For these I am very grateful.

We have met exceptionally talented, educated, and gifted individuals who have jumped in to the journey with both feet and all the gifts God has given them.

For these I am very grateful.

Dear God, I thank you for creating so many amazing people with generous and loving hearts, and talents to be shared.  You are a giver of good gifts, and I pray that I will continue to see the good gifts you have placed around us.

Amen

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