Thank you so much for all of your incredibly sweet words about BOTH pictures that I posted. I agree, even though that first picture was inverted, there was still a smile there that has not been there for the last three years. Yes, as many of you commented, it was not easy to write a “retraction” to my first posting about my smile. It made me sad and I knew it would make you sad for me too. Also, it was honestly just embarrassing. It was eating a little humble pie. I think that’s life, though. It is messy and yucky and sometimes you have to print a retraction. So, thanks for that and PLEASE KEEP PRAYING that one day I will smile on the right side just as much as i can smile on the left.
On another note, the picture above is from us leaving the house on Monday morning. James had his final day of preschool and I had my final day of physical therapy for the summer (I will continue OT through the end of the month).
It has been very striking to me throughout this process how James and I are doing things about the same time: I was re-learning to walk as he was learning to walk, etc. So, this recent same final “Schools out for Summer” day should come as no surprise. It is a rarity, a strange blessing, and even a privilege to see the world as James sees it and to experience things at the same time. Few mothers get to do this and I am very grateful. It is, yet again, a Romans 8:28 paradox.
Point of Gratitude: Summer!!!!