Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Glad I saved these......for something!
And it was because it was "X" week at work! Do you know how hard it is to find anything that has an X in it that will make sense to 3 and 4 year olds? We did mostly words that ended in X like box. Today we did several rounds of "What does the Fox say?", which all of the kids loved. It seems that almost every parent has exposed their kids to the Youtube video and they all knew the words. Since today was "show and share" day, I shared these X-rays. The kids were fascinated by these. They loved seeing the rib bones and then feeling their own body to find their ribs. And then we made our very own fake "X-rays" of their hands.
It doesn't take much to impress three year olds and they loved this! Isn't it funny how something that has so little real value can be so important at the right time and place?
These X-rays were incredibly important during the years that I carried them from hospital to hospital and from doctor to doctor. But considering that Doug is now a healthy almost 32 year old, these are pretty meaningless. When I held them in my hand and put them down on a light table, I couldn't help but reflect back on those years. It was a time of so much uncertainty and fear. There was a time when I wasn't sure that Doug would ever get to be an adult. I am so thankful for the miracle that is Douglas! And I am thankful that it took a dusty envelope of old X-rays and X week to remind me!
Jesus, thank you for using crazy things to make us grateful. Thank you for the amazing miracle of good health for Douglas. Holy Spirit, help us all to recognize the times you bring these reminders to us. Help us all to remember the past and to celebrate the present while looking forward to the future! Amen