Hands On

I had a piece of humble pie with a good dose of laughter this morning. I happened to see a friend who lives eight doors away from our kids' school drive her kids - instead of walk. I teased her for using the van instead of her legs. She got the upper hand when she told me she was going from school to the grocery store so she could make me a meal tonight! Oops. Humble pie and laughter are a good way to start a Monday. : )

Yesterday, we took the four girls to London to celebrate nephew Kyle's baptism and visit with some good friends, Eric and Lisa. We came home tired but thankful.

Know what I loved about yesterday? The way Luke tickled and rubbed his face on Rachel's legs... the way Grandma got down on the blanket and started gentle physio with Janneke... the way Mattie immediately stuck his face in Rachel's face as soon as we arrived and then threatened to spray her in his water fight... the way Josh got down and checked out Janneke and tried to help her with her soother...

I know it's hard when you meet people of all ages with special needs; you aren't sure how to respond or act. What I loved about what I saw yesterday was there was no inhibition, no awkwardness. I love it when others see beyond the chair and the feed pump - and see the kid.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." When he placed his hands on them, he went from there." Matthew 19:14-15