Sunday, October 6, 2013


I am just so in love with my son. There is no way that I could love him more if he was my biological child. I mean, you hear people say that, but there's nothing like feeling it. He is seriously so smart, funny, cute, helpful, caring, empathetic...I could go on and on. It took us longer to form a connection (due to the stroke) but boy do we have one now. :)

I have thought on several occasions (and that's an understatement) how unfair this stroke was on Elijah. He has to wait for a lot of things, he is in the car a lot, he is still sleeping in a pack and play in our bedroom at night (because I move slowly in the wheelchair and his bedroom is far away and if the house caught on fire I want to be able to get to him)...anyway it's not "fair" to him in a lot of ways but a friend reminded me that God chose me out of all the women in the world to be Elijah's Mommy. There is a reason. She also shared the following quote with me from Mary Beth Chapman's book, "Choosing to See" (following the death of her 5 year old adopted daughter, Maria. One paragraph from the book that I want to share with you right now is from a time she is discussing the accident with her other adopted daughters and they are all crying together.):

"Its not fair, I know!" I said. "There are lots of things that don't seem to be fair, and they're so hard. But girls, God has asked us to do hard. It really stinks and I wish we didn't have to, but this is what our family has been called to. If we all stick together, we can do hard."

There isn't anyone I would rather go through hard with, and we are definitely going through hard, than who God has given to me as family.


  1. You are such an inspiration! And he is adorable!! Praying for you!

  2. I can't agree more with your friend - God did chose YOU. And I think you're at the top of the list of God's most precious gifts to your son. You - working through the hard - are truly a vehicle of grace to your family. Still praying :)

  3. YOU were always meant to be Elijah's mommy! God chose you before he was born, and before you were born, and before that! You are such a shining example of trusting God and seeking Him out when feeling discouraged. I am so glad you and Elijah are bonding more and more. He's so blessed to have you. Thanks for being so real. You are awesome.