Well hello there.When I went in to Emily’s room this morning to find her choking on a huge amount of cookies she stuffed in her mouth, it made me think again about how fragile life is.
She eats her cookies every morning. In the same spot. At the same time.
But sometimes she is a stuffer. She thinks she needs to put every single cookie in her mouth at once.
Lucky for us, she’s ok. And for my own sanity, I’m trying not to let my mind wander into the land of “what ifs”. Life is fragile for everyone….that’s no secret but even more so for our “special kids”.
In our little corner of the world, the word “life threatening” begins to take on new meaning. It doesn’t necessarily mean our child is fighting a cancerous disease or has the plague. It means that Emily has a chromosome disorder….. and the effects on her body & on her brain associated with that disorder could potentially be life threatening.
I remember the moment she was laying in my arms, almost lifeless, gasping for breath when she was having her Grand Mal seizures one after another.
Often I stop to thank God again for watching over us during that time. I understand, that could have been the time that God decided he wanted her back home by His side…..but I am so thankful it wasn’t.
Truth is, that moment could come at any given time for ANY one of us. That is why WE choose to live in the moment.
Love Life. Love God. Love Each Other.
Now go dance, run, jump, giggle and enjoy your day!