Thursday, November 20, 2014

This Is Why It's Worth It

In the world of special needs, there are days when the world seems to stand still for just a moment. You hold your breath, afraid to move a muscle lest you break the spell.  Something big's about to happen.  You know it, can see the look of sheer determination in their eyes.  The next milestone, the next big hurdle is right there, about to be cleared. The effort, the endless therapy sessions, the frustrations, the mind numbing weariness.  All of those things fade into distant memory when, suddenly, the thing you've worked so hard for is happening right before your eyes.

Today was one of those days.  One of those wonderful, beautiful days when I know, without a doubt, that regardless of how hard it can be or how long it takes, it's worth it.

During his physical therapy session his therapist, Shannon said, "let's see what he does with a walker."  She found one, although a bit large for him, in their stash of adaptive paraphernalia.  He was uncertain at first but Shannon didn't give in to his objection.  

 Tears came to my eyes at the glorious sound of his little feet step, step, stepping on the tile.

He is so proud.  I am so proud.  It's moments like this and the feeling it brought to my heart that trump all the difficult moments.  I remember exactly what it is that we are fighting for.  That smile is worth every grueling moment that we have put into getting here.

God is good, all the time

Let us not grow weary in well doing, for in due season we will reap if we faint not
Galatians 6:9 

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