When Christopher’s birthday arrived this past May 19th, I pondered awhile about the “what-ifs.”
What if he had not been born? What if he died? What if he could see? What if my brother had cleaned up his act? What if………?
I guess that is a natural thing to do when thinking about the tidal wave made by the choices others make. No doubt that so much good has come from something that has caused much pain in so many lives. No doubt we all go there, but the focus needs to stay in the here and now, as difficult and heart wrenching as it might be at times.
As we journey along, I have learned that everyone has things in their life that challenges them. It just seems that today’s “issues” seem more complex and more brutal to one’s well-being. The song “Lean On Me” has become more significant as we visit different places, singing to diverse audiences and meeting all types of people. We are not alone. When people contact us, I am so happy to connect and Christopher is thrilled to reply.
This child of God has inspired us all, from his local school to people we may never meet, connecting far and near on the internet. We have been given a gift in Christopher because God has revealed to us the gift of life, of friendship, of sacrifice, and unconditional love. I chose today to embrace where I am, to love my family (blemishes and all) and not live in the “What Ifs”, but to live in the “Let’s Live” with those around me.
May we inspire one another and embrace the faith that never fails us.