A couple of weeks ago I read something that caused me to spiral into tears. This happens to me every month or so. I can be having a perfectly fine day, and then a thought enters my head and all the feelings, concerning Gavin and his lot in this life, begin to flow right out of me! I suppose it's a good thing to have the ability to release the emotions.....the emotions that tend to build up inside when caring for a child like Gavin.
At the time, I had just read a comment to someone else that was congratulating them on the birth of their child. Just a simple comment of, "Oh, he's just perfect!" That's all it took to open the flood gates of my soul!
It brought me back to the day Gavin was born, and the months following his birth.
I don't recall having anyone say such a comment to me after Gavin was born. And, looking back on those days, I felt a little cheated. These thoughts might seem quite silly, but that's what I was thinking at the time.
This got me thinking about God's creation. Look around you! His creation IS perfect! And, this includes Gavin as well! It includes everything He has made!
If you know someone who has a child similiar to Gavin, I ask that you tell them, "Congratulations!" Be happy around them, and for them! They might be fearful of the future, but they are still happy to have this child, and they still think their baby is perfect! Every baby is a gift from God, and the parents need to see your happiness for them, and to hear you tell them that their baby "is perfect". Trust me.....reaching out to them in this manner will mean so much to them! They will appreciate you more than you know!
This Momma certainly sees God's perfect creation when she looks at the pictures above of her sweet boy!
I am so thankful that God gave me, and all of us, the following verse to focus on! It always amazes me that He thought of everything we need to know, and shared it with us in His Word! What a source of comfort! What an awesome God!
"For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well." Psalm 139:13-14