one thing i am learning from being Mikisa’s mom is the importance of living in the moment. it is easy to become worried or angry or fearful, but none of these things are going to help. instead, i am learning to be grateful for each new day [even the hard ones]. i am learning that these moments are precious and life is fleeting. i want to make the most out of the opportunity i have been given to love.
my struggle with fear will probably go on for the rest of my life. every time we have another test, ever time we see changes is behavior i will have to let go of the fear. i am learning that prayer is real and powerful. it changes things. God hears us and cares about each one of us. love is stronger than fear. and we hang on to a tangible hope. we cling to Truth.
so thank you God for the gift of these moments. we don’t take any of it for granted. every breath we take, every word that comes out of our mouth, every thought, every step…it’s all a miracle. we delight in our precious daughter Mikisa–just the way she is–and we are thankful for every day we have with her. we celebrate her milestones, at whatever pace she reaches them. we are thankful each morning when she wakes up and smiles and talks to us. we pray that the next day will bring more smiles and more words and more improvement. but we know that whatever the next day brings, it will somehow be woven into this story. and this story is a good one.
here is a link to a video capturing some precious moments with Mikisa: