Lisa Jo Baker invites us all to write for 5 minutes (as a way of letting go of perfection) each Friday. We all write about one word...Today's word is CHOOSE. Welcome to 5 Minute Friday found here.
IN the moment. That is what I call this child of mine...my IN THE MOMENT child.
I can't worry about yesterdays...surgeries and appointments; medicines and diagnoses; limitations and hopes.
I can't worry about tomorrow. It is not guaranteed. She may never talk. She may never do so very many things.
But if I choose to focus on that, I miss the moment that is right here.
She is love embodied. She is joy, and she is fiest, and she is a gift. Each moment I choose to see, is a moment I am thankful for.
Before my precious little peanut came into my life I was always spinning from one situation to the next, my mind was always, always, always whirling. But parenting a child with special needs changes all that because no matter how hard I try, I can not control the pace of her life.
Unless I want her to pay a high price...sacrificing all the wonder and possibility that she may discover in her own moments in her own time.
And that is something I will choose not to do.