Wednesday, October 2, 2013

When I grow up,

"When I grow up, I want to be a teacher like you." Miss K told me that this morning.  That made me happy to hear.

Normally she says she wants to be a cocoa pilot which is a co-pilot because she knows her brother wants to be a pilot so she figures she can fly with him if she is the co-pilot. I think a cocoa pilot sounds sweet.

Sometimes she says she wants to work in a pet store when she grows up.

It does change from time to time, just like most children.

I do wonder at times what she will be when she grows up. She has normal child dreams of what she wants to be when she grows up. Some days in the back of my mind when she tells me these things I wonder, "will she be able to?" Then I remind myself I can't limit her. I need to help her become all she can be using all the gifts and abilities that God has given her. I need to teach her, train her, love her, push her to excel.

I remember when she was born there was some grief and some questions wondering what God had planned. One thing that kept through the years is that Down Syndrome was not a surprise to God. He knew all along and it is part of his plan.

So just as when she was born it was not a surprise to God, her life is part of his plan and so we will wait and see what God has planned for her. I need to keep my eyes fixed on God. It is hard at times not to worry about what will happen, where will we be living, what will she do, will she always live with us, and so many other thoughts of the future. There are so many questions.

I do wonder what she will be when she grows up. We will just enjoy this today and trust God for the future.

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  1. One thing is for sure...she will bring Him glory. What a priviledge to be her mommy!

  2. You are blessed to be have such clear communication! Our Cute Girl is less verbal but she still expresses interests in a variety of ways. (The other day Carissa made "Mom, soup!" with about seven different ingredients including grapes, a whole carrot, mustard, and tabasco sauce!) I know one young woman with Downs who is an assistant at a dental office and another who works with young children in a school setting. Whatever the setting, at home or outside, God has good plans for all our children -- Jeremiah 29:11.

  3. What a wonderful post! Good for you for writing it. I love the cocoa pilot comment!



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