After months of hard work, Samuel is now crawling! This is a huge achievement for him and a very proud moment for us. I almost cried and all the girls clapped and cheered as we watched him crawl across the room over and over again.
When your child is struggling and you are praying through each little movement and motion, it’s sometimes hard to be happy for other parents as they share how their babies are developing normally (or even ahead of the curve). It’s especially hard when those same parents don’t realize or forget that our days are filled with special exercises and equipment and extra appointments and therapists, all designed to help your child do the very thing they are describing. Spiritually speaking, I realize that my reaction to others needs some work. It isn’t realistic for anyone else to be as invested in my child’s development, not should I expect our friends and family to walk on egg shells around us. I can, however know that God our Father is intimately interested in our son’s struggle and achievements. He listens and cares about all that is going on with our boy. After all, He designed Sam’s life!
So, we are rejoicing today in a milestone achieved and I am feeling justifiably humbled concerning my heart attitude. Thanks, Lord, for visible evidence that You are working in our son’s life. Thank You for reminding me that You are the only One I need to turn to for support and concern. Forgive me for being overly sensitive. Help me to rejoice whenever one of Your little ones grows–however that happens. Just thanks for being all that I need all of the time…In Jesus’ Name, Amen.