Today I read a comment on my blog from the mom of a precious little girl named Kelsey. She directed me to her site (you can link to it on the side of my page.) Anyway, Kelsey shares a lot of the same diagnosis as Kendall and is older. I was so encouraged by her site and this excerpt on the side of the page really moved me. I decided to share it with you all:
Author: Jim Stovall
From: You Don't Have to Be Blind to See
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
There were two warring tribes in the Andes, one that lived in the lowlands and the other high in the mountains. The mountain people invaded the lowlanders one day, and as part of their plundering of the people, they kidnapped a baby of one of the lowlander families and took the infant with them back up into the mountains.
The lowlanders didn't know how to climb the mountain. They didn't know any of the trails that the mountain people used, and they didn't know where to find the mountain people or how to track them in the steep terrain.
Even so, they sent out their best party of fighting men to climb the mountain and bring the baby home.
The men tried first one method of climbing and then another. They tried one trail and then another. After several days of effort, however, they had climbed only several hundred feet.
Feeling hopeless and helpless, the lowlander men decided that the cause was lost, and they prepared to return to their village below.
As they were packing their gear for the descent, they saw the baby's mother walking toward them. They realized that she was coming down the mountain that they hadn't figured out how to climb.
And then they saw that she had the baby strapped to her back. How could that be?
One man greeted her and said, "We couldn't climb this mountain. How did you do this when we, the strongest and most able men in the village, couldn't do it?"
She shrugged her shoulders and said, "It wasn't your baby."
I'm asked daily "how on earth do you do it?" I guess I have to chuckle at that question, cause I don't really know what I do...or what else I would do! Kendall is my baby. She drives me. Most moms would do the same thing for their child...that's just the way it is as a mom! (don't worry...I'm not going to go back on the baby bird tangent...you get the picture.)
Just wanted to share.
We still have a sick household. Kendall is doing better, but of course not eating. (and not sleeping, but that's nothing new.) Kamden came down with the bug this evening. He's been throwing up for the past 3 hours...only 22 more to go. My mother-in-law got it this morning. My sister and her husband got it this afternoon. I'm thankful it has been staggered a little. Can you imagine if we all got it at the same time? Oh goodness.
Oh, and this is random, but I have one more thing to share! Kamden drew a picture this morning at Vacation Bible School, and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out what it was. I know their fund raiser goes towards a hippo therapy place, so I figured the horses on the side had something to do with that. There was one horse all alone crying because nobody would play with him, and two other horses being loved on by some people. I went in his room expecting to hear some deep philosophical answer about a child with special needs or something, but instead, this is what I got:
me: Kam, what is this picture of?
Kam: duh, horses.
me: OK, what are they doing
Kam: hanging out.
me: and what is this in the middle?
Kam: oh, THAT? Well, that's a worm hole leading to a parallel dimension of zombies.
Justin and I laughed so hard we cried. That child is one of a kind for sure.