Monday, June 7, 2010

Catch the Reminders

I had to take Little D to the neurologist today.  He has been having seizures, and we have been searching for the answer as to "why?" and "what kind?".  So far, neither of those answers have been found.  As I looked around the waiting room, waiting along with me and my mom, and my 4 healthy boys, I saw around me some reminders of how fragile life is and how thankful I can be for healthy children.  Even though our little guy has been having seizures, he does not remember them, and they haven't really affected his life.  He's a normal active boy with great physical and cognitive development.  I thought about how many parents wish for that blessing for their children.   And though I wish for my son that he did not have this disorder, I also realize it could be worse. much worse.

How can you make every moment matter today?  Look at your children, if they are healthy and running around, and maybe even driving you a little bit nuts.  Think for a moment about how different it could be.  When they run circles around you....remember, it could be worse.  they could not run at all.  When they talk non-stop....remember, it could be worse.  they could not communicate at all.  When they cause you to have to be selfless, when they demand your time and attention....remember.  they could not be yours at all.  Realize how thankful you should be for their health...for their very lives.  Then determine to appreciate and enjoy your children just as they are... and then go do it!

"For you formed [his] inward parts; you knitted [him] together in [my] womb.  I praise you, for [my son is] fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:13-14

"You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told." Psalm 40:5

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