Saturday, June 6, 2009


So many learned over the last two and a half years. I’m thankful for each and every one of them. We keep on going.

What I find most compelling about Elliot is that his zest never seems to go away. They have cut his skin, removed parts and portions of his body, sutured and fixed, but always left in tack has been his soul. Completely unscathed.

Smiles each and every morning, while others get up on the wrong side.

Laughter and delight in small things, while many fail to notice.

Disregard for ugliness, deceit. He knows nothing but beauty and candor.

They can make thousands of incisions and it remains: a spirit and character full of life, of fitness and heartiness and health.

I would venture to guess that I’m not the only mother who sees it. Many of our children undergo the procedures, surgeries, pokes, prods…outside skepticism regarding “human ability” to keep going.

Would you not agree? The courage is unswerving…and the smiles remain. Nora says he's an angel. Well, yes, he is.

Many ask “How do you do it?” Funny, I don’t do a thing. He does. I simply watch in amazement. I pray a lot and I witness. Sure, I advocate, but only because he does not have the words yet to do so. The expression, however, advocates for itself.

So lessons – those of courage, of course, the most important!


AngieW said...

We are learning very similar lessons from our little guy. He can't talk yet but he sure can communicate his joy with the rest of us. Glad to hear that Wee E doing better!

luvmypeanut said...

You've said it so well. I've watched Alex go thru more than most people do in a lifetime! And yet he loves people and life and takes joy in the little things! Thanks for sharing!

Carey said...

Love it! So true ...

simplycamille said...

EXACTLY!!! How do we do it? We don't; our children do. We are just the lucky ones to get these unbelievable lessons.

This post should be read by future parents to help them ease the fears and maybe look forward with anticipation...