I mentioned in my last post how Angela has taken off, literally -- our little girl is now moving all around the house in her walker. To sit here are tell you just how big of a deal this is, is a task I'm not sure I could adequately do. This is just so amazing.
I remember back to the first day we took Angela out of her foster home and into the community for a day visit. We lived over an hour away from her foster home so bringing her to our house would be just to much driving back and forth -- so we decided to go to the mall. I remember walking around the store with Angela in her stroller and Adam and I looking at each other wondering if she was ok. Angela was in such a deep constant self stimming state that it appeared as if she was having one long seizure -- it was so intense. It was hard to get a response from her, and if you did it often involved some type of failing movements and she certainly didn't look at you.
She is not the same child.
Watching her walk around our house brings me to such a place of thankfulness, for God bringing this beautiful child to us, to call our own. I watch as she moves so purposefully, with focus and attention -- so breath taking. I remember when we first brought her home, I had trouble thinking of her future, her needs at the moment were so intense. But as time goes on and we are watching how God is creating this new and amazing life for Angela one thing is becoming more and more obvious...
The sky is the limit.
Angela has an amazing story to tell, and I totally believe that one day she will stand before thousands and tell of the beautiful things God has done in her life. I just know it.
I'm a huge fan of dreaming big dreams. One thing Angela has taught me is to never place a limit on the miracles God is waiting to do. The things of God don't always look neat and orderly, just like Angela's walking -- but it's still an amazing testimony to God's healing in her life.
I can't wait to see where her little legs will one day take her!