Miracles Happen... and David is Proof!!!
David's story is about a Heroic little boy who has managed to inspire the world with his strength, courage, and smile. His journey can remind us all to remain faithful, hopeful, believe, and Smile!
I share our journey openly. It is real, raw, and uncut, and although I share our faith, miracles, and blessing, I also honestly share the ugly truth about what parenting a child with special needs sometimes entails.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This past Sunday my Pastor gave a sermon
about scars, their significance, and what they represent.
He referenced John 20:20
"When He had said this, He
showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw
He spoke on how it was the scars
that Jesus bared in his hands, feet, and side that made him identifiable to his
people. Once they were able to see the
scars the people could confirm that it was indeed Jesus Christ resurrected.
My scars run deep, but they do
however verify that I love a real and loving God because as my pastor stated
"if you have scars you are still alive" which is the true testament
of the ordeal that caused the scar in the first place.
In September of 2006 I was given an assignment
in a reflective writing class to write about a physical scar and its
correspondence to an internal scar.
This was my entry:
“His little head carries many
scars. Twenty seven to be exact. Each one represents a difficult moment in our
lives. A challenge which left emotional
scars much deeper than the visual scars seen on his head. A reminder that 27 times doctors entered his little
brain and all 27 times mommy waited and prayed, cried, and prayed some
more. His scars are a constant reminder
that any day could be time for 28.”
Now David's scars total 31 and I no
longer see them as a reminder of what is to come, I allow them to remind us of
how much we have already overcome. I
am learning to embrace our scars for they only represent dark times in our
lives if I allow them too. My God is
real and David's scars are proof that miracles happen.
Our scars tell a story of strength,
faith, hope, endurance, and a God beyond measure. Will you allow your scars to testify the same