5.18.2010

grateful

God has been merciful to this boy. In a small way, Collin understands that.
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My tears of heartache, uncertainty and fear have turned to tears of gratitude. Gratitude to an extent there are no words.
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Our lives could have been very different.
Different in a way that could tear you apart if your faith was not sufficient.
Different in a way that could break your heart.
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But my heart is not broken.
It is full.
Full of gratitude that I was not asked to walk that road.
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I had so much fun with Collin this evening. I don't have a lot of alone time with him, and when I do, I enjoy every minute. Right before I took these pictures, we were shopping together at Target. He wasn't too grown up to hold my hand.
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My son is an amazing person.
There is no explanation for what he has overcome.
Only God's hand.

Not only do I love him, I really, really like him.
He is funny, smart, thoughtful and kind.
He has a beautiful spirit, and people love him.
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God heard my prayers, and He answered them.
And I am so grateful.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His lovingkindess is everlasting.
Psalm 118:29

4 comments:

Aleasing said...

This is the most amazing post to date!!! God is certainly good!
PaPa and I just made the comment tonight that there is NOT another 8 year old like Collin in this entire world!!!
So thoughtful, loving, kind and generous!!!
An awfully lot like his dad::))

Adeena said...

Aww.. love this post!

It *is* special to spend some alone time with your firstborn.

I heart the third picture of him... lovely.

Tracy said...

I love this, I haven't been in your life the last 8 years so it makes me curious what God brought you through...if you ever want to share...I would love to hear. :)

pdbonnie said...

Collin does have a beautiful spirit and generosity which touches everyone. we are so very proud of him.