Good morning! It has been a while since I have checked out this forum. Time has been going by so fast.
Savanah has started grinding her teeth, anyone have experience with this? I'm amazed at how loud that sound is coming from her mouth!
We have officially started our local support group in my hometown and it's been a blessing. I want to sincerely thank you, Bev, for taking the time to write "Unlocking the Treasure". We meet once a month and spend time studying a section in your book and then we also have discussion time on various topics such as respite care etc ... This book has brought a real focus to our group and I really appreciate that our focus is God...
I also wanted to thank you Spot, for your blogs. I find so much encouragement in your pictures and writings. I feel as if I know your family a little bit and yet we never met! I feel blessed to hear your story, the joy, and the hardships. I think that God is working through you and your family to provide peace for myself and my constant worries about the future.
I have been having a difficult time as Christmas is getting closer. It's easy to lose sight of the real meaning of Christmas. I find it hard to go through the toy aisle, buying toys for my nieces but not for Savanah because she can't play with them. I find it hard to see my friends going tobogganing and making snowmen with their kids, while I am trying to get a wheelchair fitted for Savanah. I find it hard to see everyone attend Christmas concerts and go to many Christmas dinners while I consider if it's worth it to attend the same things because what if Savanah catches another cold or the flu which then makes it such a struggle for her to breathe and eat ... and yet I believe that God has seen my tears ... I put up my Christmas tree yesterday and when I was all finished, I turned down the living room lights and plugged in the tree lights and sat with Savanah in front of it. She looked at it with such concentration! I loved seeing the reflection of the lights in her eyes! We sat quietly for a while and then I sang some Christmas hymns to her and she was so calm :) Moments like that is what makes all of this worth it. Her innocent wonder at the simple Christmas tree lights brings such a joy to my heart. I look forward to doing it again tonight! I'm sure that when Mary gave birth to Jesus she didn't realize what was all in store for her son, the Son of God, and yet she trusted in God. I need to learn the same thing, the future is unknown, but Jesus is always with us.
I want to wish everyone a blessed Christmas!