Tuesday, May 25, 2010

All That Really Matters

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'Stop telling God how big your storm is.
Instead, tell the storm how big your God is!'

Today was a very interesting day.

I woke up this morning knowing what I had to do and I started to immediately get grouchy. I mean really grouchy and I had been awake for all of 10 mins.

Then God touched me with this verse:

This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

I felt a weight lifted and my mood totally changed!

We started with 2 houris of therapy in which Makenzie did amazing. She is really starting to understand how to make one part of her body still while she moves the other. She did great in tall kneel and even let her PT shift her weight over her hips without flexing! The look in her eyes is just beautiful when she knows she has done something new.

Then we headed to Makenzie's school.... yea you read that right. I had to go get her chair base and extra G tube that was there.

I fumed and scoffed the whole way there. When we pulled into the parking lot I am sure if it was humanly possible there would have been flames shooting out of my ears.

I walked to her classroom and opened the door. The kids where at centers and all looked up and where so excited to see Makenzie. The teachers were overly nice and I was overly short. I had no intention of making small talk and I was sure not going to talk about Makenzie either.

I stopped at the front desk to get her button. The secretary went to get the nurse and of course it was "the one" I asked her for Makenzie's button and well..... she had to go get the other nurse because she didn't know where it was. Ha... you have got to be kidding. I am quite glad Makenzie didn't have any problems at school because not knowing where a piece of a child's medical equipment is just blows my mind but she was concerned about me....hmmmmmm

Yes this is the day that the Lord has made and I rejoiced because when I walked out of those doors it was the last time I would ever do so again.

So I pouted around trying to let it go. I pulled her out of school so really it didn't matter right. I felt bad for being so short with everyone there but I really didn't have anything nice to say so I elected to say nothing at all.

Later in the afternoon I got a call from a gentleman at church asking me if I could get him some pictures for a fundraiser that a group is planning for Makenzie. Well, you all know that I can't resist in that department. Pictures? how many ya want? 100.... na maybe 200... that is a couple right? LOL!!

God touched me again. This time not with a verse but with pictures and memories.

I found myself looking through the last 3 years of pictures. I then moved onto videos.

Ya know what I realized.... God is so good. Makenzie is a miracle and I am an amazing mom. The school teachers, nurse, aids, and specialists are the ones missing out and it makes me really, really sad. I feel like after nearly a year, none of them really took the time to truly get to know who Makenzie is.

I hope Makenzie left each and every one of them with the twinkle in her eyes. I pray they all remember Maknezie's amazing laugh which often brings tears of joy, and most importantly God's hope. I pray they all save Makenzie's pure innocent joy in their hearts for a long time to come!

So here is a look back at a few videos over the last 3 years. We have had a good year. God's healing and faithfulness has been amazing..... that is all that matters!



Shauna Quintero said...

Awww! She was such a baby in those videos. How far she's come. You have done such a good job with her, Pam!

Tonya said...

I love Makenzie so much and your blog is so uplifting to read. I check Daily for updates and pray every day For Makenzies healing and where God will take you and what he will teach you on this journey. I am sorry about the lady at the school with half of a brain. I see from you nothing but love for your daughter and faith in God. It seems that a lot of people believe that they know better than everyone else, even more than God. Hugs to you both.

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