You might want to read my blog from yesterday before reading this one. If not, yesterday I explained that we are about to have Josiah evaluated for Asperger's/high functioning Autism. In situations like ours, it can be hard to focus on all the positives when the negatives loom overhead. But today, I want to focus on the incredible gift from God that Josiah is. One day, when he is older and understands all of this, I want him to be able to look back on his early history and understand that while he was a little "different", he was so very special and he was always very loved.
So, Josiah, if you are reading this ten or twenty years down the road, I hope that we have done the best job possible at showing you tons of love. I hope you can feel our love for you deep in your heart and soul. I hope you know that you are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and that God has had a purpose for you even before you were born. I hope you know how much joy you have brought to our lives. People probably wonder why I spend so much time blogging about you, taking pictures and recording videos. It's because of that clock on the wall...ever ticking...hours turn into days...days turn into weeks...weeks into months...months into years. You are ever-changing. And this is how it should be. But it does something for me to be able to look back on all of our memories together. To me, the pictures and videos are a clear reminder of God's grace on us and His many blessings. And you are a huge blessing to us! I hope and pray that you always know that! I love you so much, Josiah...just the way that you are!