The month of May is typically a whirlwind in our home. Our go, go, go schedule is usually augmented by celebrating Mother’s Day, a birthday, end of school activities in addition to Memorial Day.
Added to that list this year is a graduation.
In just a few days when my oldest graduates high school, the inspiration for this blog will become a senior.
And Lan is counting down the days!
Milestones like graduation make me pause and reflect.
This one is no exception.
I began this blog the start of Lan’s freshman year filled with fear and a host of other emotions.
The larger campus, louder kids and usual chaos of high school was challenging for him to say the least.
My little grasshopper who had to wait for halls to clear before leaving class now stands quite tall and maneuvers the masses with ease.
Freshman year was grueling but we made it.
Sophomore year proved he could be an honor student.
Junior year stretched him with marching band but Lan achieved his goal while maintaining good grades.
We had more than one hiccup or two, but they were readily resolved.
Incorrect class assignments.
Working out that IEP!
Still, there were far more blessings along the way.
Angels in the guise of school counselors.
Teachers that dared to pull out the best in him.
Classmates that cared.
Parents who had my back!
I can’t tell you the time or date but somewhere in these last three years Lan began easing out of his shell.
I am dazed amazed thinking about where he is now compared to where he once was!
This is a kid who struggled, really struggled, in elementary and middle school but is now an honor student.
I no longer cry fearful for his future. My trust in God has never been stronger.
I would never tell anyone to just dismiss the “experts” but I most definitely will say listen to God first and foremost!
Nothing is impossible with God.
God’s miracles correlate to the measure of our faith.
When things looked hopeless, God made a way.
No longer in a fog and gripped with fear, these three things are crystal clear…
God’s faithfulness is unfailing.
The things that felt like they were squeezing the life out of me were actually molding me for the better.
I don’t need all the answers to enjoy this life. With God I am equipped for whatever comes my way even when I feel inadequate.
If you are feeling hopeless about the special needs person in your life, don’t.
We don’t always know what the future may hold but we most definitely know Who holds the future…
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15:13 NIV