You are CHOSEN you know!
All! I realize most of us fill in the sentence above with "chosen for WHAT?!!" on days that are not the best. However, I am re-writing what I always do for the December post because we all need to hear it again and again.
This was a writing that my Mom gave me several years ago, when I was struggling with the reality of all a "diagnosis" brought with it to our son and our family and his and our futures. I love this and it is actually up in my closet so I can read it every day if I need to. I hope you will love it too in this most precious season!!
Also wanted you to know that the Post Secondary effort is going strong. I presented at several venues in October, November and then this week as well and continue to build educated parents as well as interested professionals and legislators. Sooner Success and I also have met with Stand for Children as well as legislators working on funding options. We will be in a full fledged effort to raise money to start the programs soon, so please keep talking about it, telling people and getting those you know to engage with the facebook page and register on the website as much as possible. This will only happen if we all work together on it!
Don't ever forget that God has a plan for your child. As one of the educators that is on a film I show in my presentations says: "There are no throw away people." The fact that you are their parent also means your job may be more complex than most parents, but there is also a plan that you are a part of making happen that is much bigger than yourself!! I hope this short writing is meaningful to you this season!
Maybe God chose Mary because He knew she would be the one to fortify herself, to be embroiled in inner turmoil for the sake of this special child. It wasn't easy raising the Son of God. And Mary was the one who would sit at his bedside at night and look at this one who didn't look like a king and wonder "What am I supposed to do?"
"The Lord has blessed you and is with you. Don't be afraid, Mary; God has shown you his grace." Luke 1:28, 30.