- Will he learn to roll over? Wait and see.
- Will Mason sit up on his own? Wait and see.
- Will he have learning difficulties because of the brain malformation (Chiari II)? Wait and see.
- The list goes on and on.
Then there are the moments when I watch my other 6 children and my heart hurts because I know that Mason will never run after them through the house. He’ll never jump off the furniture. He’ll never know what it’s like to climb to the top of a slide all by himself or climb a tree. My heart hurts for the difficult things he’ll face, the people who will hurt his heart because he’s different. Wait and see. That’s all I have to go on. That, and the promise of a Savior who will set all things right, who will heal Mason’s body in the resurrection. That’s enough for me.
Mason is a fighter. He’s so strong and amazes me every day. Today he was trying to roll over after a diaper change! This son who can’t even feel his legs, who has heavy shoes on for his brace, he’s already fighting, he wants to roll. He has a big spirit in a little body. He adores his siblings and they adore him. He’s a precious gift who is teaching me every day to rely on my Heavenly Father, to trust in the path He’s placed us on. It not an easy lesson. I need to readjust my perspective often.