Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Joy Of Living
I have learned a lot from Mei-Ling. She is just a tiny little girl, but she has more love in her than what the world around her can even grasp. This past week, there have been Doctor visits, and tests and she is good at picking up on clues that something is up. She loves to ask the people in her life, "are you happy ?" and even if you felt a bit down, that sweet voice, that sincere look and the truth behind her question, makes you feel happy. I have watched her endure pain and discomfort with a grace I had no idea a child could even have. Her arms always reaching out to give you a hug, as if she cares more about your reaction to what she is going through, than what she herself is dealing with.
On the first of April, there will be another big test for her, one that requires her to be put under and I know she will be strong, she will remain sweet, never once entertaining the idea of being a woe as me person. What a lesson for all of us.
Mei-Ling understands the joy of living so deeply for such a little girl. She tells her mother, " I see God" and we all believe somehow she does, if even its just in the wings of a bird, or the shape of a cloud.
How blessed we all are to have her in our lives, we are so much richer for it and I know without a bit of doubt, God has big plans for her life.
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...