Sunday, June 10, 2012
"I wish I was a normal kid like Zoe and Ian..."
A couple nights ago, while riding home in the car with Zoe and I, Rowan said "I wish I was a normal kid like Zoe and Ian". When I asked him why he was saying that he said "Well, I don't mind having Shwachman Diamond but I wish I didn't have to be hooked up so much." I told him I was sorry he did too, but asked if he knew how special he was though. He said he did and then he got quiet for a few minutes, before coming up with the following explanation to Zoe and I... "Ok, I got it, but this is kinda complicated guys... I know God wants me to be sick, but not because he is being mean to me or wants to hurt me or anything. He needs me to be this way so I can be strong and brave for other people, right? And, it's not like I want to be sick, but I guess I kinda do, because I need to be that way to show other people how to be brave and strong too. And if I didn't show them how to do that, then they would have to do it all on their own. So that is why I have to be sick, right? I guess it is all ok and it does make sense...and I guess God's plan IS my plan too!" Once again, pretty wise words for a 5 year old...and he figured it all out on his own, Zoe and I just listened in amazement.