So this week I was making up a few cards for the Clear it Out Challenge blog , when I came across this digi I had in my files. I don't know where it came from other than it is tagged 'capable kids' and was a freebie from the artist. (Please let me know if you can identify it so I can give credit)
This image resonated with me. I am very fortunate to have healthy happy children. I thank God daily for the blessing of my children. There was a time when we didn't think having them was possible. That's a story for another time. A story of a 6 year long journey.
Anywho, one morning in church I was very sad. I was wondering what was going on with my son. We had been through several professionals none of which could give a definitive answer of what was going on. They all confirm (what we knew) he has aspects of ADD, Asperger's and some sort of processing delay. BUT not enough 'criteria' of each that they could label it.
I'm not the type of person who likes to label kids. In fact as a Child and Youth Worker I look to help the child, not the "label". I often find kids get pigeonholed once diagnosed. Yet on the other side, my heart breaks when my son gets in trouble for things that he may not be able to control.
So here I am in church sad, praying for peace, praying for clarity when I look up. There standing across the church is a man, his wife and their daughter (who is in a wheel chair) singing and praising God for his blessings. Despite her circumstances she was smiling ear to ear as she sang His praises.
That little girl and her family truly inspired me. It reminded me that we all have something "wrong" with us ( insert a list of my own faults here) and instead of trying to figure it out, I should simply embrace my son. Focus on the positive. I find lately with school fast approaching, I've been to occupied with finding the 'answer' and forgetting to simply Let Go and Let God.
and this is me (image from A Day for Daises) asking for peace over the situation with my son :)
Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble ;)