I find myself most anxious when I think about long-term stuff.
Especially when it comes to picturing what The Boy’s life will look like 10, 20, or 30 years from now.
Is college in the cards? He’s certainly smart enough, but he’d need someone to help him with mobility issues the whole time. How will that work?
And to be completely ridiculous, more recently I’ve been stressing out about The Boy’s wedding.
How will The Boy get up the steps at the front of the church to say his vows like The Mom and I did? How will he walk up the aisle if he's in his wheelchair and his bride is walking. And then how will he leave the church if the only way out has steps?
I saw a video recently where a groom who couldn’t walk attached bungee cords to a harness system so he could dance with his bride.
Do we have to do that?
And how about the First Dance?
All the details that I take for granted, well, they’re going to have to look different for The Boy.
Then I remember that's just details.
Truth is, The Boy is exceptionally gifted in relationships, which has nothing to do with his limitations. He has love to give, and he knows how to receive love.
That's where it all starts :-
Through the Roof
A Blog Supported by the Mosaic ministry of Third Church, ECO
"Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on." (Mark 2:3-4)
About: This is a blog about accessibility, intimacy, and community. About being welcome. It’s also about bringing up The Boy. He's 10 years old and has cerebral palsy. Also popping up are The TeenGirl, who just turned 13, and The Mom, who is awesome. It's written by The Dad. It's my words, my view. Other people will think differently and have different opinions. Good.