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Thursday, January 13, 2011

How can we be so blessed?

Sometimes my life stresses me out. I'm not going to lie. 2 year old twins and a special needs son can make things interesting, but you know what makes my world Amazing?  The people who love us.  How can so many people care about us?  When we pregnant with the twins, we did not buy a single car seat (8 were given to us!), we didn't buy the jumper, exersaucer, highchairs,.... I mean - people showed up in force to help us.  With Alexander.... it is even more amazing than I would have ever dreamed.  The thoughtful things people do for us.... it is unbelievable.  I'm not talking about monetary things.... I'm talking about the friend who offered to cover my study hall so I could talk to a physical therapist about Alexander.  I'm talking about my friend who is a Physical therapist and took an evening away from his family to show me how to kenesiotape.  I'm talking about my friend from college whom I haven't spoken to in a decade ... who calls to see if she can help me because she is a nutritionist.  I'm talking about my friends from work who helped buy Alexander the Wingbo.  I'm talking about my cousins and uncles and aunts who made sure we went to the conference in Salt Lake City this summer.  I'm talking about our church family who prays for us and with us.  I'm talking about the secretaries who offer to baby sit for me on a regular basis.....
How did we get so lucky? How can I do this for other people?  Some mornings are tiring. Some days are frustrating. But.... my days are filled with love. Love between myself and my husband and my children, but also love between those people who take 5 minutes to let me know they are still here for us.  I am here.  If you are reading this.... I am here. Call on me. Call and I will come. 
I am continually reminded of this bible passage: 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

People continue to do for us... in what seems to be our lowest time.  But this time is a blessed time. Our friends surround us with support. Our family covers us with love. Life is good.  Life is great.

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