Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Glimpse of Tomorrow...Yesterday

Yesterday I caught a glimpse of what my future with my sweet Sam could hold.   Most of you know that I am a nurse at a local Endoscopy center.  We had a patient come through that was soon to be 59 years old.  His mama was with him and she had to be every bit of 80 (if not more).  So sweet.  But what made it even sweeter for me was that the man had Cerebral Palsy.  His mother told me that he took care of her and she him...but that he did most of the care-giving.  They have taken care of each other for almost 59 years...

This made me think about our Sam.  I pray that he can become independent and have his own life.  My hope for him is that he will go to 'normal' school, college, marry, and have kids.  But if that is not what He has planned for our Sam then I pray we can be like the mother and son I saw yesterday.  Taking care of each other-no matter what.  I want him to know that he always has his mama.  If that is not in His plan then I pray that there is someone else who will step in for me and be our Sam's 'mama'.

Today we wouldn't dream of discarding our disabled children into an institution or 'home', but back in the 50's that was something that was recommended for some of these children.  I admire the mother who has spent her life taking care of HER son.  Not casting him off on someone else.  So admirable...I'm sure she didn't imagine her life this way as a young girl, but now as an elderly mother of a dear son--I know she wouldn't have it any other way...

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.  Isaiah 55:8

3 comments:

Debbie Dillon said...

How precious. This is a beautiful post from a beautiful heart.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. It means so much.
God bless you and Sam. May the Lord strengthen you both.
Debbie

Chasity said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

AveryHome said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful sweet story! Your son is precious Allison, God knew just what He was doing when He blessed Sam with you for a mom.

Blessings,
Heidi