When Davin was diagnosed, it was crushing. I felt like I was literally just broken into pieces. The "perfect" family that I thought I had was now ruined (or so I thought). I was scared, I was overwhelmed and I had no idea what I was in for. Then the equipment started invading our house. First, a corner chair came. Then, a stander and later an adaptive stroller. This different world was taking over my house, my life.
If I had gotten to choose my life (or what I thought was the perfect life), I would have missed out on so very much. I would have missed out on the blessings that God brings our way because of the path He chose for us. I would have missed a sweet note from a man that we met several months ago as he described how Davin has touched his life. I would have missed so much.
I can imagine that the thought of having a child who is so dependent on you might seem scary. I thought it was scary, too, once upon a time. You might look at me and think it is great that I do it, but that you could never have the patience, love or endurance to do it. Or maybe you do have what it takes.
Today I got an email from a woman who shared information about a little boy who is waiting for a forever family. He is 5 years old and was born with cerebral palsy just like Davin was. His story is different, though. He is living in a children's hospital and has been there for his entire life. His birth family is not able to care for him at home and have made the loving decision to allow him to be adopted so that he can go HOME. I watched the video of Alex here and my heart melted. He appears to be so happy. I can't even imagine how he will blossom living in a home with a family. What are you missing out on by not being his Mom?
Check out the website and see this adorable little boy who has so much to give a family. His smile and laugh are absolutely beautiful. If you would like more information about sweet Alex, please contact Debra.