Sunday, October 12, 2014

31 for 21: Love is...

31 for 21 challenge continues with scripture Sunday:

1 Corinthians 13: 7  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

When raising Jaycee, we have faced many hard days. There have been surgeries, tests with uncertain results, hospital admissions that were long and scary, and illnesses that seemed to drag on and on. Beyond that, there are times when skills took longer than expected to master; I would get discouraged. There are things that are just hard to deal with day after day. For example, there was a period of time when Jaycee wet the bed every night for months and then it went down to just a few times a week; I would get frustrated.
But above all these situations and those feelings was....LOVE.
The Bible is true: love never gives up through hard times, helps us to have faith, remains hopeful that things will get better, and helps us endure through every bad circumstance.

Love is the answer. It is the motivator. Love inspires me to be a better mom and to keep doing things for Jaycee. Love is the foundation of our relationship.  
No matter how I feel in the moment of a bad situation, love is the strongest emotion. In case there is any doubt...Yes, I love my child who can't say more than 20 words, who wears a diaper at night, who needs almost 2 hours of medicines a day, who needs a bi-pap machine at night, and who needs to be pushed in a stroller when we walk long distances. There is love for my child who tries her best and does what she can with the body she has.
We can face any circumstance together as a family because there is love.

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